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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...

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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...

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Why restricting lead (Pb) metallurgy is a bad idea

Recently the use of lead is being called into question by some policy makers. To provide a firm metallurgical background on its crucial role in the Circular Economy, the EU ETN SOCRATES team has just published a new Policy Brief.

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Selective REE recovery from bauxite residue slags

In the framework of ETN REDMUD, an integrated process was developed by KU Leuven and RWTH Aachen to selectively recover Fe and REEs from slags produced during smelting of bauxite residue. The work is published in Hydrometallurgy.

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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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