Pfane's unique circuit board processing and metal extraction techniques, were each inspired by the way metals are broken down and separated in nature.
Imagine, if you will a rock, being rushed down a raging river. Tumbling from basin to basin over crested falls, through thousands of obstacles. Abbraded from each conflicting corner and jagged edge it meets, until finally what was once a large stone is reduced to no more than minute particles of soft sand.
What was heavy and unyielding would sink quickly and be washed clean by the force of the stream. The lighter less dense particles being swept away to end up along the pristine shoreline. In the same way Pfane breaks, granulates and separates it's primary raw materials.
Melting of pure metal releases almost no smoke and no harmful fumes. It is the impurities on metals that can be dangerous to incinerate or even heat to low melting temperatures.
Melting whole circuitboards, which are only 18% metal, creates a myriad of toxic smoke and deadly fumes. This is why Pfane has joined the worldwide innitiative to STOP the incineration of heat resistant plastics and circuitboards.
In nature, the buildup of positive and negative ions and charged particles can become so powerful that their attraction can lead to a fantastic light show.learn more
In the world of metals refining using the forces of ionic attraction to purify metals is commonplace. However if we understand that the harmonious balance being restored does not rely on harsh chemicals, which are widely used in the metal purification industry, and instead we rely purely on the science of causing the desired effect, then we can utlize near neutral solutions that are safer, do not cause chlorine or nitric vapors and offer the production of pure oxygen during the electrolytic process.
By producing Pfanes own proprietary electrowinning catalyst in house, using NO DANGEROUS ACIDS we have achieved a higher standard in the hydro-metalurgic purification of copper.
Pfane since it's conception has been focused on a different way to tackle the e-waste epidemic. Rather than building mega facilities that waste thousands of megawatts of power, and force materials to be transported thousands of miles just to be recycled. Pfanes micro processor model has allowed us to design and implement modular, power saving and highly efficient small scale systems for the processing and refinement of up to 500 tons of ewaste per facility using less than 400kw at full draw. In fact, our first plant in North America is working toward using only green sourced energy. Looking forward to a fully offgrid future, for true sustainability for years to come.