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  • Electrochemistry helps clean up electronic waste recycling, precious metal mining

    A researcher is holding a vial of gold that has been extracted from disgarded electronics in the background

    A new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign shows how electrochemistry can be used to extract precious metals from discarded electronics in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s note:   

    To reach Xiao Su, call 217-300-0134; email

    The paper “Redox-mediated electrochemical liquid-liquid Extraction (e-LLE) for selective metal recovery” is available online. DOI: 10.1038/s44286-024-00049-x.