Hydrometallurgy

Leadership

Dr.-Ing. Alexandra Thiere

Dr.-Ing. Alexandra Thiere


Hydrometallurgy (Working Group Leader)

Ledebur-Bau, Zimmer E 01

Telefon +49 3731 39-2129
alexandra [dot] thiereatinemet [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de



Fields of Activity

  • Production, refining and recycling of nonferrous metals using environmentally friendly and cost efficient technologies
  • Development of processes and facilities for electrolytic and hydrometallurgical production and refining of nonferrous metals as well as for electroplating
  • Optimization of technical electrolysis processes, investigations of anode and cathode processes and the effect of additives on the electro crystallization of metals
  • Treatment of process solutions and waste water streams of the metallurgical and metal working industry
  • Leaching and separation processes

Technical Equipment

  • Technical centre with laboratory and pilot plant electrolysis cells (up to 35 L) and various current supply setups (rectifier up to 1000 A, PCR, alternating current from 1 to 1000 Hz)
  • Hydrometallurgical centre comprising membrane filtration, dialysis / electro dialysis, solvent extraction
  • Laboratory for electrochemical baseline investigations (comprises potentiostat, galvanostat, electrochemical workstation, rotating disc and cylinder electrode)
  • Chemical and analytical laboratory with ICP-OES, AAS, XRF, CS analyser, Optical Emission Spectrometry for solid Cu and Al (pure material and alloys)
  • High resolution scanning electron microscope with EDX and WDX
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