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Development of environmentally sound gold plating and recycling processes

 
: Zuber, K.-H.; Griese, H.; Müller, J.; Schmidt, R.

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IEEE Computer Society; IEEE Computer Society, Technical Committee on Electronics and the Environment:
IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment 2002. Conference record : May 6 - 9, 2002, San Francisco, CA, USA; held in conjunction with the 3rd Electronics Recycling Summit
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Operations Center, 2002
ISBN: 0-7803-7214-X
pp.190-195
International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment (ISEE) <2002, San Francisco/Calif.>
Electronics Recycling Summit <3, 2002, San Francisco/Calif.>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IZM ()

Abstract
A shorter cycle of use and reuse of gold in electronics, in-volving fewer process steps and less energy consuming, can be achieved using hydrometallurgical processing with cyanide free, nontoxic and partly biodegradable bath solu-tions. This improves the overall environmental perform-ance of gold plated electronic assemblies. The inclusion of environmental assessment at an early stage of the development besides technical and economical optimization leads to process integrated environmental protection and is profitable for the industry as well as for the Environment.

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