Scope – Objectives

The project scope is the design and the start up of a pilot unit for processing Printed Circuit Boards by hydrometallurgical processes for

a) The recovery of pure metals (copper, tin, gold and silver)

b) The zero waste production

Objectives of the project:


Proof of the capability of recovery of metals (i.e. Precious metals) from WEEE for their utilization.


Implementation of mechanical pretreatment for separation of materials and hydrometallurgical method in pilot scale WEEE unit for the first time in Greece.

Proof of the capability of liquid waste treatment

Proof of the capability of liquid waste treatment for removal of diluted metals by biotechnological process that will be implemented in pilot scale for the first time in Greece.

Flow Sheet

The flow sheet will include the management of solid residues with an overall anticipated zero waste discharge.

Pilot Unit

The construction of the pilot unit.

Start Up

The start – up, the interpretation of the pilot unit results and the proposal for improvements.

Co-financed by Greece and the European Union

«Co‐financed by the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE (project code:Τ1EDK-00219)»