In a new paper in Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., SIM² KU Leuven – SOLVOMET researchers have revealed the mechanism why FeCl3 facillitates the most efficient extraction of lithium with tri-n-butyl phosphate from magnesium-rich brine.
SIM² KU Leuven – SOLVOMET researchers developed a new closed-loop metal recovery process for NdFeB-based permanent magnets. The work was published in the journal Separation and Purification technology.
SIM² KU Leuven – SOLVOMET/PROCESS researchers developed a new method for the measurement of chlorides in ionic liquids using wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence (WDXRF). The work was published in ACS Omega.
SOLVOMET/SIM² KU Leuven researchers have developed a process to recover antimony from a lead-rich dross and to convert it into antimony oxide chloride (Sb4O5Cl2). The work was published in ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng.
SOLVOMET/SIM² KU Leuven researchers developed a predictive molecular thermodynamic model, enabling a more efficient design of future (battery-grade) cobalt solvent extraction flowsheets. The work was published in ACS Omega.
On April 27 more than 220 people participated in the event “Can the recycling of mining waste become a new business?” Three experts from EC DG ENV, Boliden & Cronimet shared their views. Here are the main lessons learned…
SIM² researchers have succeeded in electrodepositing the rare earths neodymium & dysprosium at ambient temperatures from organic electrolytes. The paper was offered the front cover of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
SIM2 KU Leuven’s Koen Binnemans and Peter Tom Jones published a Comment article “Rare-earth recycling needs market intervention” in Nature Reviews Materials (IF = 75). The paper was co-authored by magnet expert Paul McGuiness.
SOLVOMET/SIM² researchers have published a critical review paper in the high-impact journal “Chemical Reviews” on the oxidative dissolution of metals in organic solvents, which can offer a solution when aqueous systems fail.
Flanders Metals Valley, the catalyst for a vibrant, climate-neutral and circular metallurgical cluster in Flanders, will be launched on March 31. Stakeholders are warmly invited to get involved in this new, multi-actor organisation.