The UrbanGold Compact process route was initially developed for processing printed circuit boards (PCBs). Now it is a state-of-the art technology for the recovery of base metals and precious metals from any kinds of higher quality scraps. It consists of a TBRC as the primary smelting vessel, optionally extended by the required pre-treatment steps – such as shredding and sorting.
Both pre-treatment and further processing are tailored according to individual raw material portfolios and desired product characteristic. The produced metal from smelting and refining is cast into anodes and further refined in a hydrometallurgical plant.
Especially attractive is the possibility of a later extension to a full UrbanGold Flex plant.