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New EU H2020 MSCA-ETN coming soon: meet SULTAN

June 1st, 2018|

SIM² KU Leuven is delighted to announce that it has secured funding for a new ETN project focusing on the Remediation and Reprocessing of Sulfidic Mining Waste Sites. The project is called SULTAN. Targeted start date: 1-9-2018.

Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Liubov Lukina

May 31st, 2018|

Liubov Lukina is a PhD student at the Department of Materials Engineering at KU Leuven. She is working on the magnetic separation of rare-earth ions. She has a MSc degree from Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland).

EIT PyroFlex service platform is now active

May 31st, 2018|

PyroFlex is an EIT RawMaterials funded project, which offers a network of pyrometallurgical infrastructure and expertise for residue treatment. The PyroFlex team invites you to submit a request via its web-based service platform!

Inaugural lecture Prof. Jo Van Caneghem (June 6)

May 23rd, 2018|

On June 6, 2018 (16h), Prof. Jo Van Caneghem (CHEMARTS & affiliate SIM² KU Leuven) presents her inaugural ‘Materials Engineering 2018’ lecture on the opportunities of waste-to-energy for material recovery in a circular economy.

Scandium in Greek bauxite and bauxite residue

May 22nd, 2018|

In the context of the EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN REDMUD project, an international team of researchers have published one of the most detailed ever characterisation studies of the occurrence of scandium in Greek bauxite (residue).

Thermal stability of ionic liquid Cyphos IL 101

May 21st, 2018|

In collaboration with Umicore, SIM² KU Leuven researchers investigated the thermal stability of the ionic liquid Cyphos IL 101 under various experimental conditions. The work was published in the journal Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.

Novel approach to phosphinates and phosphonates

May 21st, 2018|

In the framework of the ERC SOLCRIMET project SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a versatile procedure to prepare phosphinate and phosphonate compounds, which are instrumental as solvent extraction reagents for multiple metals.

Euronews video on Enhanced Landfill Mining

May 14th, 2018|

Euronews-Futuris has just released a new video on Enhanced Landfill Mining, featuring researchers from Montanuniversität Leoben and KU Leuven. The video offers new footage of the Closing the Circle ELFM case in Houthalen.

Purification of In(OH)3 using the IL [Hbet][Tf2N]

May 9th, 2018|

Together with Umicore SIM² KU Leuven researchers have developed a new process to purify crude indium(III) hydroxide, In(OH)3, using a combined leaching/extraction system exploiting the properties of the ionic liquid [Hbet][Tf2N].

Meet our SIM² Researcher: Isadora Reis Rodrigues

May 7th, 2018|

Isadora Reis Rodrigues is a PhD student at the Department of Materials Engineering at KU Leuven. She is working on the magnetic separation of rare-earth ions, under the supervision of Prof. Jan Fransaer and Prof. Koen Binnemans