DEEP EUTECTIC SOLVENTS
(DES)

DES makes the DESCYCLE process possible with the unique characterises & capabilities of DES chemistry

Greener: Zero particulate emission & zero CO2 emission process

Better: Enhanced metal extraction of over 99% across a range of metals from e-waste

Safer: Cheap, readily available, biodegradable & recyclable solvents, not toxic chemicals

Richer: Capital light, low investment requirement, rapid payback

Smarter: Small factory footprint & scalable bolt-on production to maximise economics

Faster: Up to 80x quicker than cyanide - dramatically more efficient production throughput

 

DEEP EUTECTIC SOLEVNTS (DES)

DES are simply mixtures of salts without water, in which metals behave differently than in water-based systems

The inputs of DES are already mass produced and readily available

TAILORABLE BY NATURE

There are millions of possible combinations of DES. Each combination having different properties & attributes suited to a particular task

DES formulations can be customised for particular tasks by adjusting the "hydrogen bond donor", meaning bespoke solutions can be produced

BENIGN & BIODEGRADABLE

The components of DES are environmentally benign, some of which are food grade or are used in agriculture.

Many of the components are even biodegradable. Attributes that provide significant advantages over systems using toxic chemicals and acids

THE DESCYCLE PROCESS  -  E-WASTE RECYCLING

The Descycle Process is focused on the recycling of valuable metals from e-waste and boasts disruptive environmental & economic advantages over conventional processes

Fossil Fuels

E-Waste

Electricity

Sorting & Shredding

Roasting &
Smelting

Cyanide & Refining

Sorting & Shredding

DESCYCLE Circuit

No Roasting
No Smelting
No Cyanide

Capital Expenditure
 $$$ billions 

Capital Expenditure
 $ millions 

DESCYCLE PROCESS

STANDARD PROCESS

 

DES  -  A PLATFORM CHEMISTRY

The millions of possible DES formulations create the opportunity to tailor solutions for a wide range of metals

Descycle is working with multiple metals & mining partners to solve inherent industry problems to supply critical and battery metals that will underpin the transition to a low carbon economy 

Metals Proven Amenable To DES

Battery/Critical Metals

Precious Metals

Other Metals

Yet To Be Evaluated