Recovering the Cash that’s Contaminating Your Pharmaceutical Wastes
If you are using any precious metal catalysts in homogeneous form and not fully recovering them before your waste is disposed of, you are throwing money away. You could be losing hundreds of thousands of pounds, dollars, euros – or any other currency you choose for that matter.
The losses are all down to the maths. If you lose 50mg/ltr (50 ppm) of Rhodium in 20,000 ltrs of waste solvent, that’s 1 kg of Rhodium that just left the building – and Rhodium is currently valued at around £85,000 per kg.
Palladium is today valued at around £40,000 per kg and Platinum at around £20,000.
However, homogeneous catalysts (HomCat) can be difficult to extract, even more so if they are present at low concentrations in an inorganic solvent.
Pharmaceutical companies use our services to extract precious metals – metals that have previously left their site in waste going for incineration or solvent recovery.
With our non-destructive processing, once we have extracted the value the material can in most cases continue on its original route; so, if the solvent was being recycled, for example, that can still happen.
We have multiple technologies at our disposal, and we have recovered tens of kilos of metals that would have otherwise gone to incineration and been lost forever.
If you would like to find out more or talk to us about the potential to recover your losses, we would love to hear from you.
It costs nothing to have a conversation, and it could be the start of huge, unexpected returns for your business.