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Advanced Dry Recovery (ADR) technology upgrades fine non-ferrous metals from municipal waste-to-energy ash

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Netherlands
City: 
Rotterdam

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Project elaborated in partnership: 
Yes
Submitted by: 
Platform Holland Circular Hotspot
Start/End date: 
01/2008
Ongoing: 
Yes

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Description: 

Inashco was founded in the Netherlands in 2008 to offer a unique patented technology developed by the Technical University of Delft for recovering and up-grading fine non-ferrous metals from municipal waste-to-energy ash for sale to global metal markets.

A breakthrough Advanced Dry Recovery (ADR) technology was developed to separate the sticky, wet mineral fraction from the coarser ash fraction containing the valuable fine metal particles.

This fraction can now be processed by conventional eddy current separators to liberate non-ferrous metals from the mineral aggregates. We concentrate on the ash fraction smaller than 12 mm that contains the highest/most valuable percentage of non-ferrous metals. Further product upgrading is performed in the Netherlands by Inashco’s proprietary upgrading systems to ultimately create metal blends that maximize the value of recovered heavy and light non-ferrous products.

Main results: 

Today Inashco operates over twenty ash treatment facilities globally treating over 4 million tons of Waste to Energy ash per year.