ASIA COPPER WEEK 2017: Japanese smelters actively processing secondary raw materials to produce copper

Japanese smelters are actively processing secondary raw materials such as e-waste to compensate for declining copper, gold, silver content in concentrates, according to Toshiaki Sato, general manager of research, planning & coordination at JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corp.

E-waste, or e-scrap, comes from used electrical appliances and equipment such as circuit boards. “Japanese smelters have technologies obtained through handling black ore (kuroko) in the past which can be applied to e-waste treatment, making it a world-class environmental...

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Shivani Singh

November 30, 2017

01:13 GMT

Shanghai