Open position: Financieel & Administratief Manager (FAM)

Open position: Financieel & Administratief Manager (FAM)

De SOLVOMET Group (KU Leuven, Dept. Chemie) is op zoek naar een Financieel en Administratief Manager (FAM). Als FAM ben je mee verantwoordelijk voor de beheersmatige ondersteuning van het hoofd van de onderzoeksgroep en zijn staf. In die zin bekleed je een...
Green slag valorisation is now an industrial success story

Green slag valorisation is now an industrial success story

On April 1-5, 2019, the Sixth International Slag Valorisation Symposium took place in Mechelen, Belgium. This Symposium aims at contributing towards near zero-waste processing and closing material loops in the metallurgical sector through creating applications for...
Chemiemagazine features SIM²’s view on critical metals

Chemiemagazine features SIM²’s view on critical metals

Chemiemagazine, a Dutch monthly magazine of the Chemical Industry, has published a feature article on the scarcity of (critical) metals and other raw materials (March 2019, 40-42). SIM² KU Leuven provided its view on this crucial issue for Europe. (PTJ, Leuven,...
Solvometallurgical recovery of metals from SmCo magnets

Solvometallurgical recovery of metals from SmCo magnets

End-of-life or scrap Sm-Co permanent magnets are a valuable resource of cobalt, samarium, copper and iron. A solvometallurgical recovery route for indirect recycling of Sm-Co permanent magnets was developed by SIM² KU Leuven SOLVOMET researchers. The method is based...
Occurrence of rare earths in post-processed bauxite residue

Occurrence of rare earths in post-processed bauxite residue

In the framework of the European Training Network for Zero-Waste Valorisation of Bauxite Residue (REDMUD), the occurrence mode of selected rare-earths in post-processed bauxite residue was studied by KU Leuven and the National Technical University of Athens. The work...
Deep Eutectic Solvents for solubilisation of metal oxides

Deep Eutectic Solvents for solubilisation of metal oxides

Within the strategic basic research project SMART, funded by the Flemish government under the SIM MARES programme, KU Leuven develops novel solvometallurgical approaches for the valorisation of industrial residues from the mining industry. In this work, attention is...