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Company develops circuit board recycling system.

Northeast Surplus & Materials LLC, Syracuse, N.Y., has developed a new circuit board recycling system.

According to a press release, the patent-pending system "efficiently and safely recovers reusable parts and metals from discarded circuit boards." Jim Moltion, president of Northeast, says the "depopulator" system removes more than 300,000 parts during a normal 40-hour workweek using one operator. He adds that the system uses little energy and leaves virtually nothing to landfills.

Some electronics recyclers take a more labor-intensive approach, using hotplates and hair dryers to separate these parts, Moltion says. "That's an expensive, messy process that unnecessarily exposes workers to toxic fumes."

The development of the system was made possible through the New York State Energy Resource Development Authority (NYSERDA) in 2000 as part of its Environmental Products Development Program, which assists in the development of products and systems designed to treat, process or reuse waste products using less energy in the process. NYSERDA provided funding in the amount of more than $230,000, with the overall project cost totaling more than $460,000.
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Title Annotation:Electronics Recycling; depopulator; Northeast Surplus & Materials LLC
Publication:Recycling Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Sep 1, 2004
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