European network for innovative recovery strategies of rare earth and other Critical metals from electrical and electronic waste
Working Group 4
Advanced methods for an appropriate extraction of Critical metals (CM) need to be investigated and options for further improvements need to be reviewed. Currently, different hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical processes are applied solely to recover base metals and precious metals. The development of advanced treatment technologies for CM can be based on the current metallurgical approaches. Additionally, innovative techniques such as bio-sorption of metals by means of algae as well as bioleaching have to be investigated. Activities within WG 4 aim to evaluate innovative advanced treatments and refining processes. Recommendations for framework conditions and accompanying measures will be elaborated.
Such an aspect in the present context will enable:
WG4 leader Prof. Ata Akcil
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