Precious Metal Recovery and Refining including Silver Recovery , Gold & Platinum Refining
JBR is a processor
of materials containing silver, gold and other PGM metals. Our specialist
skills have targeted secondary or waste
materials, especially the photographic industry
- the largest user of silver; but also include
other source streams.
Manufacturing processes and materials arising
from partial refiners are our key sources
of input material for treatment and refining.
The materials received contain between 1.5
and 995 kgs of silver per tonne, frequently contain gold and other precious metals, and are
wet residues; dry residues, powders or ashes;
metallics; and materials requiring incineration
or chemical treatment as a primary operation.
JBR is a silver refining and silver recompany delivering its silver to the London Bullion
Market in the form of 'Good
Delivery' silver bars with
a guaranteed purity of 99.9+%. All of this
silver is refined from the low and medium
grade materials we receive. As leading UK experts in precious metal recovery, we are one of
only 2 UK companies who are physical suppliers
of 'Good Delivery' silver to the London
Bullion Market. We deliver more than 250
tonnes of 999 silver per annum.
The Environment Agency issue JBR with an Environmental Permit to operate its precious metal recovery processes and the site is also registered to the environmental management standard ISO 14001. For more details refer to the Environment Section of the website.
Our silver recovery process is based on a traditional lead
smelting operation. Combustible materials
are incinerated in controlled conditions
to produce an ash in which the silver content
has been retained. This ash is mixed with
other silver bearing materials including
Sweeps, Sludges and Residues which may have
been calcined to remove both moisture and
volatile organic compounds. The resultant
mix is combined with lead and fluxes and
charged into a shaft furnace. The reaction
and combination of the charge produces a
lead /silver alloy with a silver purity
of about 50%.
The alloy undergoes a further fire refining
process where the lead is removed by preferential
oxidation to produce high grade silver (98+%)
and (litharge)lead oxide. The litharge is
recycled and the silver is subjected to
a chemical process which achieves a purity
of 99.9+%. The final operation converts
the 99.9%+ silver into 'Good Delivery' bars
conforming to international standards and
stamped as 999.
Sampling and assaying are key elements
of our silver recovery process where the silver content
is determined for each consignment of material
received. The sampling can be witnessed.
Assaying is carried out in our own laboratory
according to classical fire assay techniques
and universally accepted chemical methods.
The JBR process, which operates with full environmental registration from the Environment Agency (refer to Environment page), is based within the industrial West Midlands and the site covers 2.05 acres. The process has been developed over time to provide an efficient and competitive service. A programme of continuing investment has been agreed with The Environmental Agency
For more information on Precious Metal Recovery, Silver recovery , Gold Refining and Platinum Refining please feel free to contact us on 0121 525 1691
AND THE ENVIRONMENT
As a major incinerator and non-ferrous works,
handling lead as well as silver, gold and other precious metals, we have
a responsibility to monitor and manage our
environmental performance to a high standard,
for the benefit of our employees and the
wider community. We take this responsibility
very seriously and seek to ensure satisfactory
performance by our own internal monitoring
programme, and by opening our doors to both
independent assessments and assessments
by the UK Regulatory authorities.
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JBR Recovery Ltd is one of the UK and Europe's leading silver recovery and precious metal recycling specialists. We handle precious metal recovery, silver recovery , gold refining, platinum refining,silver smelting, silver photographic waste recycling and recovery, waste incineration, waste management and good delivery 999 refined silver.