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CIRCULAR HYDROMETALLURGY

Genuine breakthroughs in hydrometallurgy will not come from the use of neoteric solvents like ionic liquids or deep-eutectic solvents, but rather from a deep understanding of hydro-processes at a molecular level. Hydrometallurgy needs to evolve to low-energy-input circular hydrometallurgy.

FACILITIES

SOLVOMET ISC offers state-of-the-art analytical, lab-scale and mini-pilot-scale infrastructure for the development and optimisation of circular hydrometallurgical unit operations (e.g. leaching, solvent extraction…)  and/or comprehensive flowsheets.

FLAGSHIP DOMAINS

Development of (circular) hydrometallurgical flowsheets; Mini-pilot validation; Thermodynamic modelling; Advanced leaching processes; Hydrometallurgical applications of SX & IX; Chemical & mineralogical characterisation; Forensic hydrometallurgy

SET UP A PROJECT?

SOLVOMET ISC is your experienced partner to co-develop circular hydrometallurgical solutions in a bilateral, confidential & flexible collaboration. We offer both short-term projects (3-12 months) and long-term, framework agreements (multiple years).

SOLVOMET ISC’s key metals of interest

SOLVOMET ISC’s key bilateral projects

SOLVOMET 2.0 – Meet our team

Welcome to SOLVOMET ISC

SOLVOMET ISC is KU Leuven’s Industrial Service Centre for Circular Hydrometallurgy. We support mining, metallurgical & recycling companies in the development of more sustainable (circular, low-energy input) hydrometallurgical processes, using state-of-the-art lab & mini-pilot scale experimental facilities.

Corporate Presentation

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