Project

Development of hybrid (bio)sorption and (bio)leaching processes for recovery of valuable metals from waste using a novel high throughput experimentation platform  .

Duration
01 November 2016 → 31 October 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Sustainable and environmental engineering
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
    • Metallurgical engineering
Keywords
Biosorption
 
Project description

A high throughput experimentation platform for (bio)sorption and (bio)leaching of metals will be set up and optimized. Subsequently, this platform will be used to develop a novel hybrid sorption-based process for selective recovery of technology-critical elements from industrial wastewaters and to develop a novel leaching process in order to selectively recover valuable metals from mine tailings.