ATR Joins Revolutionary Recycling Research Group

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ATR is proud to announce we have been selected to assist Professor Chung from University of Buffalo and Professor Chen from the University of Michigan to assist in the development of a revolutionary new electronics recycling process that doesn’t use chemicals or existing shredding/smelting methodologies.

ATR will provide the researchers from both Universities with low grade feedstock like Circuit boards that contain low Gold content but high levels of alloy metals like Aluminum to test a revolutionary new process that uses less energy, no smelters, no chemicals, and could one day become a new standard for recycling circuit boards in the future.  The research is intended to reclaim less valuable metals which can be cost prohibitive to recover using existing industry methodologies used today.

ATR will compare these new processes with traditional ones and assist the researchers with insights on scalability and industry integration.   The research will be conducted over a 2 year period and has the potential to provide low cost and environmentally friendly options that could revolutionize how we manage less valuable feedstock.

This article published by the University of Buffalo in Tonawanda NY, showcases the lead Professors recent induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Doctor Chung, the lead researcher is a published author and among the very few women to ever be recognized by the Stanford University for her extensive accomplishments in Material Research, and they examined 315,721 candidates both living and deceased.

ATR has been invited to tour the laboratory at the University of Michigan near Detroit to see how this vibratory technology works and formalize our involvement in the project.

Congratulations to all of you who have helped ATR establish ourselves as a pioneer in our industry and a reputable and resourceful organization worthy of this opportunity.

The article on Doctor Chung the lead Professor in the research project.

Author: Brodie Ehresman

Brodie Ehresman is one of the originating family owners of the two facilities formed in 1992 and is acting Director of Marketing for ATR.