T. Vander Hoogerstraete, S. Wellens, K. Verachtert, K. Binnemans, Removal of transition metals from rare earths by solvent extraction with an undiluted phosphonium ionic liquid: separations relevant to rare-earth magnet recycling, Green Chemistry 15, 919-927 (2013).
K. Binnemans, P.T. Jones, B. Blanpain, T. Van Gerven, Y. Yang, A. Walton, M. BuchertRecycling of rare earths: a critical review, Journal of Cleaner Production 51, 1-22 (2013)
D. Dupont and K. Binnemans, Rare-earth recycling using a functionalized ionic liquid for the selective dissolution and revalorization of Y2O3:Eu3+ from lamp phosphor waste Green Chemistry 17, 856–868 (2015).
A. Van den Bogaert, D. Havaux, K. Binnemans, T. Van Gerven, Photochemical recovery of europium from rare-earth mixtures Green Chemistry 17, 2180–2187 (2015).
D. Dupont, K. Binnemans, Recycling of rare earths from NdFeB magnets using a combined leaching/extraction system based on the acidity and thermomorphism of the ionic liquid [Hbet][Tf2N] Green Chemistry 17, 2150–2163 (2015).
C.R. Borra, Y. Pontikes, K. Binnemans, T. Van Gerven, Leaching of rare earths from bauxite residue (red mud) Minerals Engineering 76, 20–27 (2015).
K. Binnemans, P.T. Jones, B. Blanpain, T. Van Gerven, Y. Pontikes, Towards zero-waste valorisation of rare-earth-containing industrial process residues: a critical review Journal of Cleaner Production 99, 17–38 (2015).
K. Larsson and K. Binnemans, Separation of rare earths by split-anion extraction, Hydrometallurgy 156, 206–214 (2015).
D. Dupont, K. Binnemans, Antimony recovery from the halophosphate fraction in lamp phosphor waste: a zero-waste approach, Green Chemistry, 18, 176-185 (2016).
J. Roosen, S. Van Roosendael, C.R. Borra, T. Van Gerven, S. Mullens, K. Binnemans, Recovery of scandium from leachates of Greek bauxite residue by adsorption on functionalized chitosan-silica hybrid materials, Green Chemistry, 16, 2005-2013 (2016).
SIM² KU Leuven is a leading, interdisciplinary research cluster at KU Leuven uniting the research groups working on Sustainable Inorganic Materials Management. SIM² KU Leuven’s mission is to perform cutting-edge fundamental, strategic and applied research contributing to cost-effective, (near) zero-waste valorisation of End-of-Life waste, mining waste and industrial process residues, covering the full value recycling/recovery chain.