SULTAN, the EU Training Network for the remediation and reprocessing of sulphidic mining waste sites, has launched its long-awaited Thematic Section in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, comprising 10 research papers.Read More »
Molecular thermodynamic model for solvent extraction of mineral acids by TBP
In the framework of the HE ENICON projects, SOLVOMET/SIM² KU Leuven researchers Lommelen & Binnemans...
Testimonials for Ionic liquids & deep-eutectic solvents “dead-end street paper”
Binnemans & Jones published a new position paper in JSM: “Ionic Liquids and Deep-Eutectic Solvents i...
Koen Binnemans is awarded a second ERC Advanced Grant: CIRMET
Koen Binnemans was awarded a second ERC Advanced Grant for his CIRMET project: Circular Hydrometallu...
The Twelve Principles of Circular Hydrometalllurgy
The SOLVOMET Group is delighted to announce the publication of its long-awaited position paper “The ...
“(Re)mining extractive waste – Perspectives for the EU?” (15-11-2022, Brussels)
On November 15, 20222, the closing event for NEMO was organised as a Satellite Event of the 7th EU R...
Turning mining waste into a ceramic resource: Plombières tailings case
Within the EU H2020 ETN SULTAN project, Wienerberger, VITO & SIM2 KU Leuven researchers succeeded in blending up to 20 wt% of mining waste into ceramics. The work was published in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.Read More »
Symposium “(Re)Mining extractive waste, a new business?” (May 17-18, 2022)
The 2-day symposium “(Re)Mining extractive waste, a new business?” gathers leading experts in the field of (re)mining of mining-related waste, with a focus on the tailings that arise during the mining and processing of sulphidic ores.Read More »
KU Leuven rare earth separation pilot online
Researchers at KU Leuven have started up a leaching and solvent extraction pilot, for the separation and purification of rare-earth elements. These pilots are constructed and operated within the EU Horizon 2020 NEMO project, aiming at the valorisation of sulphidic mining wasteRead More »
NEMO pilot heap was inoculated successfully by TERRAFAME on June 9th, 2021
Within NEMO project, TERRAFAME will run a pilot operation for more than one year to enhance bioleaching heap efficiency and to increase metal recovery from secondary ores.Read More »
A novel method to determine chloride impurities in liquids using WDXRF
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.Read More »
A predictive thermodynamic model for cobalt solvent extraction processes
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.Read More »
5 lessons learned from the event “Recycling mining waste, a new business?”
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...Read More »
Selective recovery of copper from ammoniacal leachates by ion flotation
SOLVOMET/SIM2 KU Leuven & VITO researchers developed a process to recover copper from dilute ammoniacal leachates of microwave-roasted Cu-Zn-Pb sulphidic tailings. The work was published in Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.Read More »
Blending sulphidic mining waste material in new ceramic roof tiles and blocks
Within the ETN SULTAN project, Wienerberger & SIM² KU Leuven researchers studied the potential blending of sulfidic mining waste in new ceramic roof tiles and blocks. The work was published in Journal of Geochemical Exploration.Read More »