The CuCycle recovery unit is the only copper recovery system available in the world. Its innovative design effectively uses microfiltration to concentrate solid chemical waste and capture 95% of copper from the plating rinses. An additional benefit by recovering the copper hydroxide as a solid, you will also prevent solution growth.
The CuCycle recovery unit adjusts the pH of the rinse water to precipitate the copper, then the solid chemical waste is pressed and washed producing a cake that contains low amounts of sodium. This solid chemical waste can then be dissolved in a holding tank and directly added back to the plating tank.
By removing the copper from the rinse water, copper content is dropped to less than 2ppm in the water discharge. Resulting in the minimization of waste treatment costs, as well as drastically reducing the cost of solid waste disposal.