Zone-Refined Germanium (Ge)
Novotech Inc has been qualified by the United States Department of the Navy and the Defense Contract Managemen Agency (DCMA) to reclaim germanium material, including material coated with ThF4.
Novotech Inc is a global leader in the recycling and reclaim of germanium. We have a capabilities to reclaim germanium is many states and conditions, including: Broken/damaged germanium optics; Germanium optics coated with ThF4: Spent germanium sputtering targets; Solid chunks of germanium; Solar panels containing germanium; Fiber optic waste streams containing germanium; Slurry containing germanium from diamond turning, polishing, slicing, grinding, etc. (material may have a mix of material besides germanium); Waste streams from IR coating chambers; Waste from making or shaping IR glasses containing germanium; Industrial waste stream containing germanium;
Zone-refined germanium is available in trapezoidal bars with a height of approximately 1.10 inches and a width (narrowest dimension) of 1.125 inches, weighing roughly 120-125 grams per inch. Purity approaches 99.99999% (with electronic interpretations).
Complementary operations involving Germanium (Ge) salvage, recovery, and reclamation Spent optics, metal scraps, slurries, military windows Ge Material is graded in-house and contracted out for refining into: Germanium Dioxide powder Germanium Zone Refined Other forms of Germanium Novotechcan supply germanium for optical and electronic applications in single (monocrystalline) or polycrystalline form. It can also be supplied as germanium dioxide, which can be used as a catalyst for PET plastics or as a nutrition supplement.