INEMET was part of European Metallurgical Conference (EMC)
After the successful participation into the BHT in the middle of June, some of our INEMET colleagues went directly to the 11th European Metallurgical Conference (EMC). This year's motto was "From Mine to Metal: Processing complex ores and residues at lowest CO2 footprint" and gave us another opportunity to draw national and international attention to our innovative research projects and results.
At INEMET, one of our goals is to find new ways of investigating and developing recycling strategies within non-ferrous metallurgy that will further support the circular economy and ensure more sustainable and "cleaner" processes in the industry.
As EMC has also focused on greener processes, we were able to give an important input into the scientific discourse. Among others, the following projects were presented:
M. Sc. Lesia Sandig-Predzymirska
M. Sc. Lesia Sandig-Predzymirska is involved into the Recycalyse project with the use of polymer electrolyte membranes (PEM) and how these can be used to drive forward the recycling of synthesized precious metal catalysts. In her presentation "Recycling strategy for the extraction of PGMs from spent PEM electrodes" she gave an insight into the project.
M. Sc. Avinash Kandalam
The presentation "Novel methods to determine the bubble dynamics of a Top Submerged Lance (TSL) smelter" by M. Sc. Avinash Kandalam was made in cooperation with CIC-Virtuhcon and Metso Outotec and gave an insight into an experiment based on bubble dynamics.
M. Sc. Karsten Meiner
M. Sc. Karsten Meiner informed in his presentation "Alkaline sulfide leaching and partial roasting for treatment of As-rich concentrates" about the ongoing arsenic reduction project with Maciej Wrobel from Metso Outotec.