Separation and Sorting Technologies

Development of physical, chemical and biological technologies for the recovery of valuable materials. We will be pleased to advise you. In particular we examine which processes are suited for your materials.

Separation and Sorting Technologies

Portfolio

 

Physical processing

  • Processing and sorting methods for materials and waste streams with complex structures and compositions
  • Electrohydraulic fragmentation
  • Impact crusher
  • Modular sorting plant
  • Laboratory equipment

Chemical processing

  • Development of chemical separation technologies
  • Recovery of valuable materials by gas phase reactions
  • Switchable magnetic particles for the recovery of valuable materials
  • Leaching and extraction processes

 

 

 

 

Currently under construction

 

Biological processing

  • Development of bioleaching processes for the recovery of metals from magnetic materials, slags, ashes or electronic waste

Recycling and recovery of critical materials

The scarcity of resources has become a central topic for the economic and social development of industrial countries. The sustainable supply of raw materials is essential for the industry and is becoming increasingly important, especially concerning certain rare elements, which are necessary for many technological products such as smartphones.

Research and development of new recycling technologies for these materials will be a main task for the future of industrial societies. Currently, only a few efficient recycling methods exist for the separation or recovery of critical elements in low concentrations, e. g. in electronic devices.

NEWS from the department

 

Current project

DISPLAY

On the 20th of July 2017 the partners of the project „DISPLAY - Upscale of material Recovery from display Applications and Printed Circuit Boards“ met at the Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS for the kick of meeting...

 

Current project

gagendta+

Modular process chain for the decentralized recovery of selected technology metals.