SIM² KU Leuven has extremely well-equipped laboratories for performing work in pyro-, hydro-, electro-, solvo- and ionometallurgy and advanced characterisation:
- A wide variety of furnaces for pyro- and electrometallurgical experiments;
- Various equipments for synthesis/characterisation of molecular organic and inorganic compounds;
- Various analytical techniques e.g. FEG-EPMA-WDS, ICP-MS, CS-AAS, XRF;
- Equipment for process intensification with flow technology and alternative energy forms (ultrasound, microwave, magnet, light).
Likewise, state-of-the-art possibilities are present for the development of engineered materials out of cleaned residues: We have a fully equipped lab for the synthesis and characterisation of building materials (e.g. Vicat, isothermal conduction calorimetry, a range of rheometry set, Mössbauer spectroscopy, Nanotom Phoenix (submicron resolution), Nikon X, Skyscan 1172 micro CT (micron resolution), mercury intrusion porosimetry etc.).
A detailed list of the equipment and the available experimental facilities can be found through the following links:
- Chemical Engineering: Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems (ProcESS)
- Chemistry: SOLVOMET Group – Laboratory of Metallurgical Chemistry @ KU Leuven
- Civil Engineering: Building Materials and Building Technology
- Civil Engineering: Recycling of construction and demolition waste in construction
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
- Centre for Membrane Separations, Adsorption, Catalysis, and Spectroscopy for Sustainable Solutions