Selective REE recovery from bauxite residue slags

Selective REE recovery from bauxite residue slags

In the framework of the European Training Network for Zero-Waste Valorisation of Bauxite Residue (REDMUD), an integrated process was developed by KU Leuven and RWTH Aachen University to selectively recover metallic iron and rare earths elements from slags produced...
Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Joren van Stee

Meet our SIM² KU Leuven researcher: Joren van Stee

Joren van Stee is currently doing his PhD at SIM² KU Leuven in the research group of Prof. Tom Van Gerven who leads the SIM² research line on Process Intensification. Joren is working on solvent extraction in milliflow systems to be used in the metallurgical domain...
Metal recovery from spent samarium-cobalt magnets

Metal recovery from spent samarium-cobalt magnets

Researchers at SIM² KU Leuven have developed a new method to recover metals from spent samarium-cobalt magnets. The procedure involves oxidative dissolution of these metals in trichloride ionic liquids, followed by metal removal from the leachate with a series of...
New video released on first recyclable e-motor (EU DEMETER)

New video released on first recyclable e-motor (EU DEMETER)

Three years after launching its widely praised and award-winning first video, the ETN DEMETER team now proudly presents a follow-up animated video in which the flagship product of this 4 year-project is revealed. Meet the DEMETER e-motor, the first recyclable e-motor...
Reclaiming the treasure hidden in old CRT monitors and TVs

Reclaiming the treasure hidden in old CRT monitors and TVs

Within the EU H2020 REMAGHIC project, a process was developed by KU Leuven & TECNALIA to recover rare earths from CRT phosphor waste based on roasting and leaching with the green solvents acetic acid and methanesulphonic acid. The work is published in the Journal...
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...