Treatment and separation of mineral materials by means of physical, physicochemical and combined approaches.
The performance of fatty acids as collectors during flotation of Cu-Co oxide ores from the Copper-Belt region in DRC
Effect of process water recycling on mineral flotation at selected concentrators located in the Katanga province of the DRC
Grinding optimisation trough real-time management tools (SENSOMAG©, Magotteaux)
Improved processing of iron bearing resources used in steelmaking
Reagent scheme optimization through applied mineralogy at Kansanshi flotation plant, Zambia
Sponsors and industrial partners : Walloon region, Belgian technical co-operation (CTB), University of Liege, Magotteaux, Arcelor-Mittal, First Quantum Minerals Plc.
Hydrometallurgy and bio-hydrometallurgy
Recovery of non-ferrous and precious metals from primary and secondary resources using chemically or biologically assisted dissolution of metals and their subsequent recovery from solutions.
Sponsors and industrial partners : Belgian technical cooperation (CTB), Walloon Region, Comet-Traitement S.A.
Solid waste processing and recycling
Research accent is placed on flowsheet design for complex valorization and recovery of value-added materials focusing on two principal sources: (1) metal-bearing fractions derived from shredding of ELV (End-of-Life Vehicles) and household appliances and (2) WEEE.
Sponsors and industrial partners : Walloon Region, Comet-Traitement S.A.
Environmental monitoring and assessment of mining and metallurgical activities
- Evaluation of risks for AMD generation during disposal of sulphide mineral wastes.
- Desulphurization and re-reprocessing of flotation mill tails for metals by-recovery.
Sponsors : Belgian technical cooperation (CTB)