RSBruce recovers precious and valuable metal resources from solid and liquid wastes, chemical plant and equipment, parts, electronics and a wide range of materials from many industries. 

We have a wide range of technologies and equipment, developed to enable recovery of value in the form of metals, whether that be Platinum Group Metals: Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, Iridium, Ruthenium etc.. or Metals such as Gold, Silver, Molybdenum, Cobalt, Titanium, Silver or Copper. 


We specialise in the recovery of platinum group metals from solids and over the last 35 years have returned in excess of £1.5 Bn to our very happy customers. 

See more here: Precious Metal Recovery from Solids and Surfaces or please contact us to discuss your requirements, either by phone on +44 (0)114 2448050, or the contact form on this website. 



Onsite non-aggressive cleaning and offsite destructive cleaning of Nitric acid manufacturing to recover lost PGMs and improve plant operating efficiency.

RSBruce have carried out over 640 clean-downs globally in the last 35 years. We are the experts in this field; we achieve the highest metal returns and we will not damage your plant. 

Nitric Acid Plant Clean-Down


We are specialists in recovering precious metals dissolved in solutions. These can be acid, alkalis, aqueous or solvent based solutions. 

We specialise in the recovery of metals from waste streams in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries where there are only 100 ppm of precious metals such as Platinum, Palladium or Rhodium in the solution.  

PGM Recovery from Liquors and Waste Liquids..

Metal Recovery by Chemical Treatment & Leaching

We operate metal recovery processes on our customers’ and partners’ sites and on our own site here in Sheffield where we have fully enclosed acid picking and leaching lines and high-pressure wash stations.

For offsite work with have mobile vessels and fast tanks to enable us to create pickling and leaching processes local to the project, as you can see in the picture to the left. 

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Many materials that cannot be recovered through other means, can be recovered through thermal pre-treatment / incineration. 

The thermal pre-treatment process produces a concentrated material, that can be sampled reliably before refining. This process is suitable for recovery from a very wide range of materials containing valuable metals. 

PGM Recovery by Incineration

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