Gold recovery from chips


People think that gold recovery is limited up to computer chips only. Every electronic device has a motherboard and that motherboard has some chips mounted on it. It could be a DVD or a mobile or just any electronic device. We get gold from all the chips. Gold is an essential part of a chip. It is in the form of very thin wires inside a chip. Undoubtedly, extracting gold from chips is a very profitable business. I receive numerous calls every day and most of the people ask me how to recover gold from computer chips. Before starting the business of gold recovery from chips we must have the correct knowledge of the precious metals content from one pound/kilo of chips or integrated circuits so that we make the right purchase. Well, we can’t obtain the same quantity of gold from all the chips. There are many factors behind it. Chip manufacturing companies used a lot of gold at the early stage of chip manufacturing because at that time gold was very cheap. As gold became more and more expensive, the chip manufacturing companies reduced the quantity of gold in them. But certain chip manufacturers maintained their standard and they did not reduce the quantity of gold so heavily. But they had to sell their chips at higher prices. We get the comparatively lesser quantity of gold from chips made in China.

Now, the question is how to recover gold from computer chips? Well, it is not so easy. Many companies have made a big investment in installing very expensive machinery to extract gold from chips and other precious metals from different types of e-waste. First and foremost thing is not to pollute the environment when you remove gold from chips. Pyrolysis and hydrometallurgy are involved in the extraction of gold from the chips. Chips are first incinerated, crushed into a fine powder and then mixed metals are either melted or treated chemically to separate gold from them.

In India, some people are engaged in gold extraction from chips in a manner which is not environmentally friendly. They simply burn chips in the open air. They are not aware of the fact that this kind of burning of electronic scrap gives rise to toxic fumes. Poor people engaged in this kind of work are not at all aware of what kind of health risks they are exposing themselves to? So, my advice to those who want to start this business is that they should have proper knowledge about it so that they can take enough precautionary measures.

Since obtaining gold from chips is a very profitable business, a lot of people all over the world are interested in starting this business either on a small or large scale. These days there are numerous videos on the net telling people how to get gold from chips. But they forget one thing that the use of chemicals without proper guidance can also be hazardous. I am not trying to scare anybody unnecessarily or discourage people from doing this business, but the fact of the matter is that it is always safe to have a trained teacher to guide us at an initial stage of a business especially of this nature.

We have developed some safe, environmentally friendly methods of gold extraction from different kinds of e-waste. And, we are always ready to provide solutions to your problems regarding gold recovery from e-waste. You can check the details on our website.