Neocycl : Electrochemical Copper Reclamation from Electronic Waste using Ammoniacal Solution

Project: Knowledge Exchange

Project Details


Neocycl is a start-up based in Scotland. Neocycl wishes to develop technology related to electrochemical copper refining from spent electronic waste. The Chemical and Process Engineering Department is collaborating with Neocycl to realise a process and Reaction Technology which enables this research.

Key findings

That Copper can be recovered using appropriate ammoniacal lixiviants from electronic waste. That appropriate reaction technology can be developed to enable the recovery.
Short titleNeocycl Phase 1
Effective start/end date1/09/2225/02/23

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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