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Novel Sm/Co separation process for SmCo magnets

August 14th, 2018|

SIM² KU Leuven researchers have developed a novel approach to separate samarium from cobalt originating from SmCo magnets. Their newly published paper introduces very simple and cheap-to-maintain solvent extraction processes.

Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Steff Van Loy

August 3rd, 2018|

Steff Van Loy is a PhD student at the Department of Chemical Engineering at KU Leuven. His work targets the implementation of mechanochemical methods for recycling of critical metals from industrial waste streams.

New PhD on REE recovery from bauxite residue

August 2nd, 2018|

On July 2nd, 2018, Dženita Avdibegović (SIM² KU Leuven) obtained her PhD degree in Chemistry. She successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled ‘Recovery of rare earths from bauxite residue leachates by functionalised sorbents‘.

MSA: a green solvent for the recovery of REEs

August 2nd, 2018|

Within the EU Horizon 2020 REMAGHIC project, SIM² KU Leuven developed a novel process to recover rare earths (REEs) from lamp phosphor waste by dissolution in concentrated methanesulphonic acid (MSA), which is a green solvent.

Students establish metal packaging recycling rate

July 13th, 2018|

According to FostPlus recycling rates of household metal packaging are almost 100% in Belgium. Chemical Engineering students of KU Leuven Campus Group T have, however, established that the real recycling rate is only about 65%.

2nd ELFM Seminar in European Parliament: 20/11

July 6th, 2018|

Three years after the first ever Seminar on Enhanced Landfill Mining in the European Parliament, EURELCO can now announce it will organise a follow-up EP Seminar on 20-11-2018, co-organised by ETN NEW-MINE and SIM² KU Leuven.

Two new peer-reviewed papers on ELFM in Detritus

July 3rd, 2018|

Detritus, the new International Waste Working Group (IWWG) journal for Waste Resources and Residues has just published two articles on (Enhanced) Landfill Mining, which were developed through the EU MSCA-ETN NEW-MINE project.

New EU H2020 MSCA-ETN coming soon: meet CHARMING

June 14th, 2018|

SIM² KU Leuven has secured funding for a new EU H2020 MSCA-ETN project focusing on Chemical Engineering Immersive Learning. This unique project will be implemented under the acronym CHARMING. The targeted start date is 1-11-2018.

Call for applicants: 15 PhD positions in SULTAN

June 14th, 2018|

Applications are invited for 15 PhD positions in the new EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN SULTAN project (EU Training Network for the Remediation and Reprocessing of Sulfidic Mining Waste Sites). Deadline for applications is 15-8-2018.

Umicore vacancy: Innovation Project Manager

June 7th, 2018|

For its Group Research & Development located in Olen (Belgium), Umicore is currently looking for an Innovation Project Manager. This is a final call for candidates with a PhD or Master degree in chemical, metallurgical or environmental engineering.