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1. Pretreatment of solid materials

1. Pretreatment of solid materials

1. Pretreatment of solid materials Solid materials, sludges and suspensions will be fully characterised and if necessary pretreated to allow further processing. Available equipment: ball mill, mixer mill, mortar grinder, vibratory sieve, WDXRF, ICP-OES, microwave...
2. Synthesis of tailor-made extractants and lixiviants

2. Synthesis of tailor-made extractants and lixiviants

2. Synthesis of tailor-made extractants and lixiviants On request, new extractants, leaching agents and ion-exchange resins can be designed and synthesised, specifically for the objected application. The compounds can be designed from scratch or based on literature...
3. Lab-scale leaching studies

3. Lab-scale leaching studies

3. Lab-scale leaching studies During a lab-scale leaching study, the optimal leaching process is developed for the desired application. Depending on the type of material and the targeted metals, various lixiviants are screened and the best performing lixiviant is...
4. Lab-scale solvent extraction studies

4. Lab-scale solvent extraction studies

4. Lab-scale solvent extraction studies Lab-scale solvent extraction studies focus on the development of a solvent extraction process to selectively separate targeted metals ions from a feed solution, for instance produced during a previous leaching study. First,...