Globally, several million tonnes of dusts, ash, slag and sludge are produced in industries such as the steel, iron and aluminum industries, but also due to municipal waste incineration. Actually, most of these inorganic substances end up on the landfill. Hence considerable contents of valuable substances that should be kept in the resource cycle get lost.
In the age of energy and resource efficiency as well as the preservation of our environment, an efficient and above all economically maintainable recycling using "green" technologies is becoming increasingly important. These are designed to enable the reduction of pollution, the saving of energy, and an environmentally friendly production.
In close cooperation with industrial partners, we are developing novel recycling concepts as well as future-oriented processes for the intelligent grinding and selective separation of valuable substances and pollutants. In addition, we investigate the further development of already existing concepts. The competence portfolio of mechanical, physical, chemical and biological methods and processes ranges from the laboratory to the technical scale. In this way a specific development with respect to the final use becomes possible by the combination of different methods.
The following materials systems are focused:
- Combustion ash and dusts
- Metallurgical slag
- Mineral systems
- Glassy materials
- Composite materials
- Red mud, sewage-, grinding-, electroplating-, drilling and other industrial sludge
We are your contact for developments of the effective and sustainable use of resources from residues.