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Lab-scale & mini-pilot scale equipment

The SOLVOMET centre is well equipped to perform all relevant lab-scale leaching and solvent extraction studies. Concurrently, SOLVOMET is continuously investing in novel mini-pilot scale equipment for solvent leaching and solvent extraction experiments, allowing to tackle a first set of upscaling questions (from the lab-scale to the mini-pilot scale level).

Mini-pilot-scale equipment

  • PHASE 1: SX mixer-settlers
  • PHASE 2: Leaching equipment


A mixer-settler battery of 12 PTFE mixer-settler units (0.5 L each) + electronic control units for the mixer motors.  Produced by MEAB Metallextraktion AB (Göteborg, Zweden)

Welcome to SOLVOMET

SOLVOMET is KU Leuven’s Centre for Solvometallurgy. SOLVOMET’s mission is to support its industrial and RTD partners in the conceptual and practical development of more sustainable solvometallurgical separation processes and new mining chemicals, which are subsequently tested using state-of-the-art lab-scale and mini pilot-scale experimental facilities.

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