Our main activity is the research : in hydrometallurgy, geometallurgy, sensor based sorting and characterization and construction materials
Projects in Hydrometallurgy cover the recovery of metal from fine shredder residues, the recovery of high technologies metals from electrical and electronic metals, the purification of rare materials, etc.
BIOLIX : Bio-hydrometallurgical recovery of high technologies metals from waste electrical and electronic metals
PHOENIX : Bio-hydrometallurgical recovery of metals from fine shredder residues
SOLARCYCLE : Research and development of technologies for dismantling, desencapsulation, purification and recycling of rare materials in end-of-life photovoltaic units
IPRIS : Improved processing routes for secondary and primary resources used in iron and steel-making
Projects in Geometallurgy are various from geophysical modeling to pulp mineral characterization of particules in pulps. Up to date acquisition and modelling tools are used. Our expertise in modelling, statistics and artificial intelligence are our added value.
GALEM : Geophysical Approach of Lead-zinc Mineralization of the synclinorium of Verviers
RELATE : Lithological mapping on drill cores through combined measurement of mechanical and optical properties
PULPMIN : Mineral Characterisation of Particles in Processing Pulp
OPTIMAG : On-line monitoring of particle size distribution, morphology and mineralogy
IMSIMI : Improved Sinter Mix Preparation Using Challenging Raw Materials
Projects in Sensor Based Sorting and Control use
– sensors such as 3D camera, hyperspectral camera, X-Ray Transmission, Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for the characterization of particles,
– pattern recognition for the classification and detection,
– robots and pneumatic ejection for the sorting.
PICKIT : Shredder Residue Sorting by Machine Vision
ILIADE : Integrated Light and Image analysis for Alloys Detection
ODISSEY : Online Devlopment In Spectral Sensing of materials for recycling
COGOLIN : Online Stone Size Measurement
Concrete Bubble : Concrete bubble quantification for classification
Projects in Physical pre-processing use one of our common or remarkable equipment such as the Electrodynamic Fragmentation to selectively fragment products of interest.
EDF-HVC : Electrodynamic Fragmentation of High Value Compound & bulk materials with potentially recoverable substances
ICOGEN : Integration of COmposites for Greener Engine