NanosensorID - Optical ultra-sensors to help to recycle various materials, from e-waste to paper
NanosensorID offers materials (plastics, cardboard/paper, metals, glass, e-waste) identification on the spot with hand-held or fully automated/fast scan.
IVAs 100-lista 2023
Deep tech, Cirkulär ekonomi
Alexandre Dmitriev Rafael Cichelero
There are natural limits of how materials can be identified according to their physical properties in recycling process. For example, in e-waste (electronic waste) recycling, $57 billion worth materials end up in the land field from discarded electronics every year. This is 50-60 million tons yearly. These are primarily metals (copper, nickel, tin, lead, gold, platinum, palladium, silver) and various plastics. At the same time, critical raw materials (like metals) content in e-waste is typically higher than in mined ores. But physical modern methods can’t identify and separate them.
NanosensorID offers materials (plastics, cardboard/paper, metals, glass, e-waste) identification on the spot with hand-held or fully automated/fast scan. We use optical nanoplasmonic sensing as a tool to identify materials with close to 100% accuracy. The enabling step is our ability to deposit precisely engineered optical nanosensors onto any surface of choice.