New process to recover indium from iron-rich solutions

New process to recover indium from iron-rich solutions

SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a new, selective method to recover indium from iron-rich solutions. This work, funded through EU METGROW+, was published as a golden open access paper in the Journal Separation and Purification Technology. (PTJ, 12/12/2018) Indium...
Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Rayco Lommelen

Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Rayco Lommelen

Rayco Lommelen started his PhD in the SOLVOMET Group at SIM² KU Leuven in September 2018. He is working on the development of a better model to describe and predict solvent extractions and metal separations using basic extractants. Find out more about Rayco Lommelen...
Recovering rare earths from old TVs and computer screens

Recovering rare earths from old TVs and computer screens

Back in the old days, TVs were heavier, bulkier and hotter (literally), remember? All this thanks to something called cathode ray tube or CRT. Without them, we most probably would not be able to watch our favourite movies or series the way we do today. Now that we are...
Science for Society: interview with Binnemans and Jones

Science for Society: interview with Binnemans and Jones

Sustainability is an important policy issue for KU Leuven. The university promotes sustainability at all levels, with efforts to reduce waste and to favour rational energy use and sustainable transport. Sustainability also has a place in education and in research....
Networking on CRMs: NEMO, CROCODILE and DEMETER present!

Networking on CRMs: NEMO, CROCODILE and DEMETER present!

On Monday 12 November 2018, the EU projects NEMO, CROCODILE and ETN DEMETER were presented at the second annual Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) Event. This event offered an opportunity to a variety of stakeholders to get a fresh update about the latest EU activities in...
Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Willem Vereycken

Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Willem Vereycken

In September 2018 Willem Vereycken started his PhD in the SOLVOMET lab supervised by Prof. Koen Binnemans (cf. Research Line 3 in SIM² KU Leuven). This week he has been nominated for short list for the “Eos Scriptieprijs 2018” for his excellent Master Thesis on the...