Chemical applications

Germanium recovery

Germanium is a versatile semiconductor that has found numerous applications in the technological industry.

Its unique properties make it an indispensable component in various electronic devices.

It is primarily obtained as a byproduct of zinc ore processing, coal combustion, and smelting processes.


Germanium's excellent electrical properties and its ability to function as a semiconductor have led to its widespread use in the technology sector.

Some of its key applications include:

  • Fiber Optics
  • Infrared Optics 
  • Solar Cells
  • Transistors and Dioded 
ION-IX Germanium recovery installation