E-waste | Dr Elsayed Oraby

Worried about the ever-increasing amount of e-waste going to landfill?  Find out how e-waste is being recycled to remove the rare metals that are worth a fortune.

In this episode, Sarah is joined by Associate Professor Elsayed Oraby, a researcher at the WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering, to discuss how and why e-waste is recycled.

  • What exactly is e-waste? (00:50)
  • It's obviously a far more environmentally friendly process leaching process that you have helped to develop. How does it compare to the cost of the traditional leaching method? (04:27)
  • What are some of the basic things that we can do to help address the problem of e-waste? (07:50)
  • You're a metallurgical engineer. What brought you to working in the area of e-waste? How did that happen? (11:58)

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Dr Elsayed Oraby is a metallurgical engineer and researcher at the WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering, and is passionate about improving the recycling of e-waste.

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