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Improvement of Technical Capabilities for Research and Development (R&D) Related to Separation, Determination and Preliminary Production of different Rare Earth Elements


Currently, there is a growing demand for rare earth elements (REEs) production technology to satisfy many characteristics economically and industrial activities. In this respect, expanding needs are therefore requested for production of lanthanides, which is considered as one of our primary industrial objectives. In general, the proposed project is oriented to gather the new idea during the mutually beneficial research cooperation in the field of inter and intra separation as well as production of lanthanide elements. This could be particularly fulfill through the following items:- • Development and improvement of a reliable and reproducible analytical method for rapid separation and accurate determination of (REEs) based on the new development in ion chromatographic technique and new ion exchange resins which offer a separation mechanism by which this objective could be accomplished. • Combination of wet chemistry based ion exchange chromatography and advanced detection instrumentation to get sufficient separation and measurement of REEs will be tested using simi-automated method including ion chromatographic column separation and on-line post column derivatization measuring system. • Detailed study of the interferences arises between lanthanides themselves and the interferences arises due to the presence of heavy metals that present in such real samples such as minerals and rocks. • Production of rare earths on a large scale is an application of the ion exchange chromatography technique, whereas the recovery of individual rare earth metals with high degree of purity is available using various types of commercially stationary phases. • The use of well established own analytical method based of on-line ion chromatographic technique to assess the product purification and quality. • Extensive geological prospection and exploration, including field mapping, core drilling and sampling will be carried out in a various interesting location in Finland plateau t

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MC-IIF - International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)


Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 251 507,63
Administrative Contact
Katariina Vainio-Mattila (Ms.)