Gold almost 2 million dollars found in wastewater in Switzerland
Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute aquanaute and technology has estimated that approximately 43 kilograms of gold, worth about $ 1.8 million annually passes through the waste water.
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As you know, Switzerland is a major center for the processing of gold. Each year, about 70 percent of the world’s gold passes through the oil refineries of the country.
According to the publication Bloomberg, in some parts of the southern district of Ticino “the concentration of gold in the wastewater is high enough and potentially valuable,” – said in a report published on Tuesday. “This is due to in the region of several gold-mining plants”.
The study, which also focused on 64 water treatment facilities, has identified about three thousand pounds of silver, equivalent to approximately 1.7 million dollars annually is wasted. Most of it is waste chemical and medical industries.