Electronic Waste & RoHS

Replacement of electronic equipment is very often necessary, due to the rapid technological progress, leading to huge amounts that end up as waste. C-MET Hyderabad has developed a process technology for the recovery of valuable and precious metals from spent printed circuit boards, which includes both hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical operations. The technology offered is environmentally safe which conforms to CPCB requirements and economically viable. The technology is demonstrated at laboratory level and semi pilot plant scale (100 kg/day) at C-MET Hyderabad. 

A demonstration plant established at C-MET, Hyderabad and the facilities are being extended to informal recyclers for processing of spent PCBs on chargeable basis. Three dismantlers have utilized C-MET facilities for processing their spent PCB materials. Technology know-how is transferred to M/s. Namo Ewaste, Faridabad for commercial utilization.

C-MET, Hyderabad laboratory has also established a state-of-the-art chemical testing facility for the analysis of electronic and related samples to help the industries and developed a mechanism to identify and quantify the substances banned under RoHS, Directive. This is the only RoHS testing facility in India established with Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), Government of India financial support.

C-MET has developed requisite infrastructure, state of the art characterization facility and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as per IEC 62321:2012 standard.  RoHS analysis of variety of samples are being carried out using advanced characterization techniques.  This RoHS test facility is accredited as per ISO 17025:2005 standard by National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, with certificate No: T-1780 in the field of chemical analysis of electronic materials (polymers, metals, etc.).