Nothing wasteful about UKZN experts’ ‘world-first’ light-bulb moment
Scientists have discovered how to remove rare earth metals from lighting waste - excellent news for recyclers
Scientists at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) have had a light-bulb moment, so to speak.
They’ve found a novel way of extracting valuable, rare earth metals — used in hi-tech devices — from lighting waste, which is now being commercialised.
They have been conducting their work at a prototype plant constructed in the chemical engineering pilot plant laboratory on the Howard College campus in Durban...