RE-Light – Idaho National Laboratory

Team Members 
Primary Investigator: Donna Baek
Entrepreneurial Lead: Robert Fox
Entrepreneurial Lead: Devin Imholte
Industry Mentor: James Hedrick

Technology Description

This technology safely removes and separates mercury and rare earth elements from fluorescent lamps so as not to volatilize mercury to the environment. Phosphor powders contain rare earth elements, which are considered critical elements worldwide based on their ubiquitous application in clean energy technologies and microelectronic devices. Recovery of these metals through urban mining is much more economical and sustainable.