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Green slag valorisation is now an industrial success story

April 11th, 2019|

On April 1-5, 2019, the 6th Slag Valorisation Symposium took place. More than 200 persons experienced at first hand that slag valorisation has been transformed from an academic concept into an industrial success story.

Chemiemagazine features SIM²’s view on critical metals

April 8th, 2019|

Chemiemagazine, a Dutch monthly magazine of the Chemical Industry, has published a feature article on the scarcity of (critical) metals and other raw materials (March 2019, 40-42). SIM² KU Leuven provided its view on this crucial issue for Europe.

Open position at SREMAT-KU Leuven (R&D project TOGETHER)

April 1st, 2019|

The SREMAT Research Group (SIM² KU Leuven) is looking for a PhD candidate to work in the R&D project TOGETHER (tailored building elements from engineered resources), a new Flemish-funded project in the SIM MaRes programme.

SOCRATES Press Release on the importance of lead metallurgy

March 28th, 2019|

The SOCRATES team launched a Press Release on its recent Policy Brief "Lead Metallurgy is Fundamental to the Circular Economy", claiming the EU’s circular economy plans risk stalling if regulators pursue ill-judged restrictions.

WRF COCOON workshop on landfill management: lessons learned

March 26th, 2019|

On February 26, 2019, the Interreg Europe project COCOON hosted a workshop on “Landfill management: from landfill to useful resource” at the World Resources Forum in Antwerp (Belgium). All presentations are now available.

Solvometallurgical recovery of metals from SmCo magnets

March 25th, 2019|

A solvometallurgical route for recycling of SmCo permanent magnets was developed by researchers from the SOLVOMET Group (SIM² KU Leuven). The method is based on non-aqueous solvent extraction to minimize water consumption.

Occurrence of rare earths in post-processed bauxite residue

March 25th, 2019|

In the framework of the EU MSCA-ETN REDMUD project, the occurrence mode of selected rare earths in neutralised-leached bauxite residue was studied by KU Leuven and NTUA. The work is published in Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.

Deep Eutectic Solvents for solubilisation of metal oxides

March 4th, 2019|

The SOLVOMET Group (SIM² KU Leuven), which develops solvometallurgical flow sheets, has synthesized new Deep Eutectic Solvents that can selectively dissolve metal oxides from industrial residues derived from the mining industry.

Selective metal recovery from Fe-rich industrial residues

March 4th, 2019|

Within the EU H2020 SOCRATES project, SIM² KU Leuven developed a process to selectively recover lead and zinc from iron-rich jarosite residue of the zinc industry. The work is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.

Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Prof. Philippe Muchez

March 4th, 2019|

Philippe Muchez is professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the KU Leuven and dean of the Faculty of Science. His is head of the Ore Geology and Geofluids research unit and leads the ETN SULTAN project.