Precious metals

  • Does your car contain precious metals?

    From the silver used for heating rear windows to the platinum used for the catalysis process exhausts are based on, your car is a small reserve of precious metals.

    The catalyst used for the production of catalytic converters is often a precious metal. Platinum is the most active and widely used catalyst. Palladium and rhodium are another two precious metals used for this purpose. 
    Instead, in heated rear windows the conductive characteristics of...

  • Healing yourself using gold?

    Thanks to its particular characteristics gold has often been used for medical and diagnostic purposes.

    Colloidal gold is used in a particular type of electrophoresis, a method for medical diagnosis. In the past its use was also widespread for fillings and the construction of bridges in dentistry. Gold is used, in a colloidal suspension, for painting ceramics, and it is being studied for...

  • How to Identify metals in a motherboard?

    Recycling an old computer can be an expensive proposition. Many parts are unusable. One way to recover some of the cost of an old computer, as well as to earn money toward the purchase of a newer machine, is to sell the precious metals used in the manufacture of computer motherboards.

    Because magnetic wires in computers are undesirable, motherboards and other integrated circuits in a computer are often made out of contain gold, silver or copper. (You will earn far less money if the circuit board contains no gold or silver wiring.)
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  • How to recover precious metals?

    "Recovery" of precious metals is industry lingo for salvaging and recycling precious metal components from any used materials that contain them. Numerous well-established businesses focus on this specific type of recovery using special technologies to extract these metals.

    Industries as diverse as the medical, pharmaceutical, aerospace, circuit board and optics industries generate sufficient waste containing these metals that recovery is a viable and necessary option.
    Because the amounts of precious metals present may not be large enough to be...

  • What is gold therapy?

    Gold therapy is generally recognized as the process of treating the body with gold, through compounds known as gold salts, to help deal with specific conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Aurotherapy and chrysotherapy are other names for this kind of process. Gold therapy is built on a long human tradition of revering and prizing this precious metal.

    As one of the heaviest known elements, gold has a lot of intrinsic value on world markets. Its popular use as currency in prior times demonstrates the collective value that gold has had, and continues to have, for the human community. With gold therapy, even more value is added to...


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Who said?

"..the objective is to reduce the production of waste, and just like the incentive for the separation of rubbish for disposal purposes, these are important signals of a correct environmental policy, although rubbish should also be eliminated..."
Matteo Renzi, Major of Florence

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