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.
Peter Jones 2018-04-03T07:57:33+00:00 March 17th, 2018|
Following their previous work on the rare-earth Balance Problem, Prof. Binnemans et al. have published a new (Golden Access) review paper in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy. The paper has been downloaded > 1,000 times.
Peter Jones 2018-04-25T14:13:53+00:00 March 16th, 2018|
The ETN NEW-MINE project has just published a new Policy Brief on the future of Enhanced Landfill Mining in Europe and beyond. The Policy Brief draws Six Lessons Learned from the recent ELFM IV Symposium (February 5-6, 2018).
Peter Jones 2018-04-19T11:07:54+00:00 March 15th, 2018|
Lukas Gijsemans (Bachelor Degree Chemistry) works as a research associate at the Lab for Inorganic Chemistry. He investigates solvometallurgical methods for industrial case-studies in the KU Leuven C3-SOLMET project.
Peter Jones 2018-03-14T23:05:08+00:00 March 14th, 2018|
On March 9, 2018, Bieke Onghena (SIM² KU Leuven) obtained her PhD degree in Chemistry. She successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled ‘Ionic liquid solvent extraction (SX) for the recovery of rare earths (REEs) and cobalt (Co).
Peter Jones 2018-03-14T10:32:33+00:00 March 14th, 2018|
ETN SOCRATES and METGROW+ have published a joint Policy Brief on the Social License to Operate for the Mining and Recycling of Critical Metals, which is meant to stimulate this crucial debate for the EU mining/metallurgy sector.