WELCOME TO SIM²

SIM² KU Leuven is the KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals, one of the flagship KU Leuven Institutes formally endorsed by the KU Leuven Academic Council. 

OUR MISSION

To develop, organise & implement problem-driven, science-deep research & future-oriented education, contributing to the environmentally friendly production & recycling of metals, minerals & engineered materials, supporting (…) a climate-friendly, circular-economy. Read more >

A novel method to determine chloride impurities in liquids using WDXRF June 16, 2021 READ MORE Deep Learning Computer Vision for separation of cast & wrought aluminium scrap June 16, 2021 READ MORE Which geological processes control Nb-Ta-Li and W-Sn pegmatite deposits? June 15, 2021 READ MORE Antimony recovery from lead-rich drosses originating from a lead smelter May 26, 2021 READ MORE

GO TO VIDEO Recycling mining waste A new business? GO TO VIDEO Recycling the strongest metals H2020 TARANTULA's new video GO TO VIDEO THE MISSING LINK of the Circular Economy 2.0 GO TO VIDEO 5th Enhanced Lanfill Mining Symposium The Dark Side of the Circular Economy GO TO VIDEO CHARMING Immersive learning in Chemical Engineering GO TO VIDEO SOCRATES Stairway to Sustainability - Research on recycling of industrial waste GO TO VIDEO SULTAN Transforming mining waste (tailings) into valuable products GO TO VIDEO DEMETER First Recycled Electric Motor GO TO VIDEO COSMIC Europe on the wave to innovation GO TO VIDEO CROCODILE Efficient recovery of cobalt

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