SINTEF has reached the final for the Innovation Radar Prize in the category “Best Early Stage Innovation 2018” for its work on a process for recovering highly valuable and critical platinum group metals (PGM) from PGM-containing wastes. (Leuven, 1/11/2018)

SINTEF’s innovation

SINTEF has optimized at lab-scale a process for recovering highly valuable and critical platinum group metals (PGM) from PGM-containing wastes. The process is far simpler than currently methods, allowing the selective extraction of the PGMs from the waste matrix, and its subsequent recovery in the same reactor. Moreover, there is no need of pre-treatment of the waste material. The technology could be applied to a wide range of PGM-containing wastes, i.e. ores, tailings and spent catalysts. SINTEF is working on developing this innovation in the EU-funded project PLATIRUS.

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