Kathriona Devereux interviews Dr Frank Riedewald on the RecEOL project see:
The interview is part of RTE’s “10 Things to Know About” science series, specifically about the Circular Economy, aired in Dec. 2022. The RecEOL project proves that a patented recycling process for waste printed circuit boards, lithium-ion batteries and aluminium-laminated plastics is economically viable and environmentally sustainable. The process uses a molten metal reactor to render lithium-ion batteries safe and makes the residue materials available for recycling in a safe, fast, and environmentally sustainable. The research was undertaken at UCC and the Tyndall National Institute (see the RecEOL website for more information).
Tantalum Capacitor Separation from Waste Printed Circuit Boards with Molten Salt or Metal https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/cite.202200008
A multi-purpose pilot-scale molten metal & molten salt pyrolysis reactor https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2215016121003964
Novel waste printed circuit board recycling process with molten salt https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2215016115000138
Recycling of aluminium laminated pouches and Tetra Pak cartons by molten metal pyrolysis – Pilot-scale experiments and economic analysis: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0956053X21006450
Economic assessment of a 40,000 t/y mixed plastic waste pyrolysis plant using direct heat treatment with molten metal: A case study of a plant located in Belgium: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0956053X20306103