Patent watch, E-Scrap NewsOur look at industry-related patents includes a technology that harnesses microwaves to recover precious metals.

A method of recovering precious metals from scrap electronics in part using microwaves is the subject of Patent No. 9,328,398, awarded to Shenzhen, China-based Gem Co., Ltd.

Patent No. 9,340,449, describing ceramic frit compositions including pulverized CRT glass, was given to Mississauga, Canada-based Nazim Muhammad.

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