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Financieel & Administratief Manager SOLVOMET Group

April 23rd, 2019|

De SOLVOMET Group (KU Leuven, Dept. Chemie) is op zoek naar een Financieel en Administratief Manager (FAM). Als FAM ben je mee verantwoordelijk voor de beheersmatige ondersteuning van het hoofd van de onderzoeksgroep.

Senior Academic Position (Group T/KUL – hydrometallurgy)

April 2nd, 2019|

Interested in a full-time Senior academic open position ("hydrometallurgy for urban mining")? Check out the new position at the Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Materials Engineering, Campus Group T/KU Leuven.

My PhD in the microwave

March 1st, 2019|

One of the main features of the current consumer society, is materials production for mass consumption. This results in the generation of huge amounts of (municipal solid) waste (MSW). The social, environmental and health risks linked to the disposal of waste in landfills has stimulated the European Commission to implement solid waste management policies. The

Fifty Shades of Recovered Metal

March 1st, 2019|

Cementation is defined as the precipitation of a noble metal when it comes into contact with a less noble one. Since Roman times, this process has been applied in many metallurgical industries for contact plating, recovering valuable metals from waste solutions etc. However it has never been used before for painting! Stelios (ESR 5), in

All roads lead to… a landfill

March 1st, 2019|

At present, almost all that we consume goes in a direct or indirect way to a landfill, and from there, our waste starts to degrade itself producing greenhouse gasses and leaching a lot of toxic compounds which could contaminate our aquifers, our most pure source of water. The organic material starts degrading immediately, but the other

Coping with negative feedback

March 1st, 2019|

“You said you worked hard? Well, maybe you need to work a little harder. Is that really the limit of your strength? Could the you of tomorrow beat you today? Instead of giving in, move forward.” After many months of article reading, experiments and data analysis, I came out with my first scientific article. Despite

Doctoral School on Cement Chemistry in Lausanne

March 1st, 2019|

A photo of the participants during one of the sessions of the doctoral school at EPFL Representing Kerneos Research and Technology Centre (Imerys Aluminates) and the SOCRATES project, I participated in April 2018 to the 4th 'LC3 Doctoral School' hosted by the Laboratory of Construction Materials of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Upcycling of residues from the plasma gasification of waste

March 1st, 2019|

Europe contains between 150,000 to 500,000 landfill sites, from which 90% could be “non-sanitary”. Remediation actions will soon need to take place in order to prevent any environmental and health problem that these non-sanitary landfills could cause. Enhanced landfill mining (ELFM) could be a solution to manage these landfills and also to reclaim land for

New PhD on innovative technologies for REE recovery

January 25th, 2019|

On January 23rd, 2018, Rodolfo Marin Rivera obtained his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering. He successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ‘Innovative technologies for rare earth element recovery from bauxite residue‘.

PhD topic at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN)

January 22nd, 2019|

Development of a continuous process to separate americium from curium and lanthanides.