Sustainable Solutions: The Process and Technology Behind E-Waste Extraction at Prometheus

CXOToday has engaged in an exclusive interview with Mr. Yashraj Bhardwaj, Co-Founder, Prometheus E- Waste Recycling Solutions


  1. Can you explain the process and technology used for extracting metals from e-waste at Prometheus E-Waste?

ANS – The process and technology used for extracting metals from e-waste at Prometheus E-Waste typically involve several steps. First, the e-waste is collected and sorted to separate different types of materials such as plastics, metals, and circuit boards. Then, the e-waste undergoes a shredding process to break it down into smaller pieces. After shredding, various techniques such as mechanical separation, magnetic separation, and eddy current separation are employed to isolate different types of metals from the shredded material. Finally, the extracted metals are further processed. and refined to obtain high-purity metals ready for reuse or resale..


  1. With the increasing complexity of electronic devices, how does Prometheus E-Waste ensure proper handling and recycling of newer technologies such as IoT devices, wearables, and advanced electronics with sensitive components?

ANS – Prometheus E-Waste uses specific procedures and tools to handle and recycle more recent technologies, such as wearables, IT gadgets, and sophisticated electronics with delicate components. These could include sophisticated sorting technologies that can distinguish between various components and specialized disassembly techniques designed to work with complex gadgets. In order to guarantee that its employees are knowledgeable about the most recent developments in recycling techniques and electronic technology, the company also makes continuous training investments in them.


  1. Given the importance of data security and privacy, how does Prometheus E-Waste approach the handling and disposal of electronic devices containing sensitive information? What measures are in place to ensure data sanitization and destruction?

ANS – When managing electronic devices carrying sensitive data, Prometheus E-Waste takes data security and privacy very seriously. Before recycling or refurbishing devices, the business makes sure that all sensitive and personal data is safely deleted by adhering to stringent processes for data sanitization and destruction. This could entail physically damaging storage media to inhibit data recovery or repeatedly overwriting data using industry-standard software techniques. The business also keeps track of the handling and disposal of devices that hold sensitive data using chain of custody documents.


  1. As technology evolves rapidly, how does Prometheus E-Waste stay updated with the latest advancements in e-waste recycling methods and technologies?

ANS – Prometheus E-Waste regularly attends industry conferences, works with academic institutions and technological partners, and makes investments in continuous research and development projects in order to stay abreast of the most recent developments in e-waste recycling techniques and technologies. In order to maintain its position at the forefront of e-waste recycling innovation, the company also keeps an eye on changes in industry trends and regulations and adjusts its processes and technologies accordingly.


  1. E-waste management involves not only recycling but also refurbishing usable devices. Can you describe the refurbishing process at Prometheus E-Waste, including quality control measures and testing procedures to ensure the reliability and functionality of refurbished products?

ANS- Prometheus E-Waste uses a multi-step refurbishing procedure to guarantee the performance and dependability of reconditioned goods. The business does a comprehensive evaluation of second hand electrical gadgets to determine their condition and spot any problems or flaws. After that, skilled specialists carry out the required maintenance and enhancements, such as swapping out deteriorated parts and updating software. Every gadget that has been refurbished is put through a thorough quality control testing process to ensure that it operates as intended. To verify that the gadget satisfies quality requirements and to replicate real-world usage scenarios, this may entail running a number of tests and simulations.