Peter Jones 2018-04-19T11:05:59+00:00 April 18th, 2018|
Dr. Siggi Wodarz works as a postdoc at SIM² KU Leuven in the context of the ERC Advanced Grant project SOLCRIMET (Prof. K. Binnemans). Siggi Wodarz investigates the electrodeposition of critical metals from non-aqueous solvents.
Peter Jones 2018-04-19T11:27:11+00:00 April 18th, 2018|
Could “red mud” (bauxite residue) be the answer to some of Europe’s critical-metal supply concerns? That’s the central question addressed in the April 2016 EU MSCA-ETN REDMUD Policy Brief, authored by Dr. T. Baleomenos (Greece).
Peter Jones 2018-04-19T11:00:12+00:00 April 17th, 2018|
In this 15-minute TED-talk for the science dissemination platform “University of Flanders” Peter Tom Jones explains the Enhanced Landfill Mining concept, discussing the challenge to mine landfills in view of resource recovery.
On March 29, 2018, the kick-off event for GloREIA took place in Brussels. GloREIA is to become a new, global association for the rare earth industry. To kickstart this association EIT RawMaterials provides financial support.
Stylianos Spathariotis is a PhD student at the University of Leicester. In the framework of ETN SOCRATES he is now performing a secondment at KU Leuven, researching the applicability of Deep Eutectic Solvents for metal recovery.
In the framework of the ERC SOLCRIMET project KU Leuven researchers have found that replacement of water by ethylene glycol provides enhanced selectivity in the solvent extraction of transitions metals from rare earth elements.
Peter Jones 2018-03-30T16:04:12+00:00 March 30th, 2018|
This new RSC Advances paper demonstrates the effectiveness of a novel supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) for the uptake of REEs (Sc, Y, Nd, Dy) in the presence of base elements (Ca, Al, Fe) from bauxite residue (BR) leachates.
Peter Jones 2018-03-29T13:12:27+00:00 March 29th, 2018|
On Sep’ 10-12, 2018, the Summer School “To mine or not to mine – A multi-criteria assessment of the landfill mining of municipal & industrial solid waste deposits” is organised in Leuven by ETN SOCRATES/NEW-MINE & EIT KIC IMAGINE
Peter Jones 2018-03-28T08:52:27+00:00 March 28th, 2018|
The colleagues from TU Darmstadt and Fraunhofer IWKS in Germany present material-to-material (direct) recycling approaches for NdFeB magnet alloys. The paper is published in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.
Peter Jones 2018-03-20T14:42:18+00:00 March 20th, 2018|
This new Hydrometallurgy paper by Kumar Batchu and Binnemans studies the effect of the diluent) on the solvent extraction of Nd using D2EHPA as extractant. Studied diluents varied from aliphatic, aliphatic-aromatic to aromatic.