Novel Sm/Co separation process for SmCo magnets

Novel Sm/Co separation process for SmCo magnets

SIM² KU Leuven researchers have developed a novel approach to separate samarium from cobalt originating from SmCo magnets. Their newly published paper in Separation and Purification Technology (210 (2019) 209–218) introduces very simple and cheap-to-maintain solvent...
New PhD on REE recovery from bauxite residue

New PhD on REE recovery from bauxite residue

On July 2nd, 2018, Dženita Avdibegović obtained her PhD degree in Chemistry. She successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled ‘Recovery of rare earths from bauxite residue leachates by functionalised sorbents‘. (Leuven, 02/08/2018) The research was supervised by...
MSA: a green solvent for REE recovery

MSA: a green solvent for REE recovery

Within the EU H2020 REMAGHIC project, SIM² KU Leuven developed a process to recover rare earths from lamp phosphor waste by dissolution in concentrated methanesulphonic acid (MSA), a green solvent known for its characteristics of thermal stability, low toxicity and...
Call for applicants: 15 PhD positions in CHARMING

Call for applicants: 15 PhD positions in CHARMING

The EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN CHARMING consortium is looking for a dynamic team of 15 bright and enthusiastic PhD students. The call for applicants is now officially open. PhD candidates need to apply on-line through the CHARMING application tool. The deadline for...
Call for applicants: 15 PhD positions in SULTAN

Call for applicants: 15 PhD positions in SULTAN

The EU Horizon 2020 MSCA-ETN SULTAN consortium is looking for a dynamic team of 15 bright and enthusiastic PhD students. SULTAN focuses on the Remediation and Reprocessing of Sulfidic Mining Waste Sites. The call for applicants is now officially open. PhD candidates...
New EU H2020 MSCA-ETN coming soon: meet SULTAN

New EU H2020 MSCA-ETN coming soon: meet SULTAN

SIM² KU Leuven is delighted to announce that it has secured funding for a new EU H2020 MSCA-ETN project focusing on the Remediation and Reprocessing of Sulfidic Mining Waste Sites. The project is called SULTAN and is set to start on September 1, 2018, provided the...