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Innovative Hydrometallurgical Processes to recover Metals from WEEE including lamps and batteries - Demonstration

Obiettivo

The recycling business is traditionally dominated by SMEs. In the last 5 years a general trend in the electronics recycling sector to bigger companies is very visible. Multinational, multi-sector companies are buying several smaller recyclers every year.
Hence the previous project HydroWEEE (03/2009–02/2012) dealt with the recovery of rare and precious metals from WEEE. The idea has been to develop a mobile plant using hydrometallurgical processes to extract metals like yttrium, indium, lithium, cobalt, zinc, copper, gold, silver, nickel, lead, tin in a high purity. By making this plant mobile several SMEs can benefit from the same plant. By making the processes universal several fractions (lamps, CRTs, LCDs, printed circuit boards and Li-batteries) can be treated in the same mobile plant in batches. This reduces the minimum quantities and necessary investments. In addition these innovative HydroWEEE processes produce pure enough materials that can be directly used for electroplating and other applications.
The objective of HydroWEEE Demo is to build 2 industrial, real-life demonstration plants (1 stationary and 1 mobile) in order to test the performance and prove the viability of the processes from an integrated point of view (technical, economical, operational, social) including the assessment of its risks (incl. health) and benefits to the society and the environment as well as remove the barriers for a wide market uptake.
Finally the previously developed processes of extracting yttrium, indium, lithium, cobalt, zinc, copper, gold, silver, nickel, lead, tin will be improved and new processes to recover additional metals which are still in this fractions (Cerium, Platinum, Palladium, Europium, Lanthanum, Terbium, …) as well as the integrated treatment of solid and liquid wastes will be developed.
Summarized HydroWEEE Demo will boost European competitiveness by applying novel processes for improved resource efficiency by extracting rare and precious metals.

Campo scientifico

  • /ingegneria e tecnologia/ingegneria ambientale/gestione dei rifiuti/riciclaggio
  • /scienze naturali/scienze chimiche/chimica inorganica/composti inorganici

Invito a presentare proposte

FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinatore

KOPACEK KEG
Indirizzo
Beckmanngasse 51
1140 Wien
Austria
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo UE
€ 843 500
Contatto amministrativo
Bernd Kopacek (Dr.)

Partecipanti (8)

RELIGHT SRL
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 496 350
Indirizzo
Via Lainate 98/100
20017 Rho
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Emanuela Colombo (Ms.)
ECO RECYCLING SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 387 000
Indirizzo
Via Francesco Siacci 4
00197 Roma
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Luigi Toro (Prof.)
GREENTRONICS SRL
Romania
Contributo UE
€ 196 400
Indirizzo
Strada Viilor 15
140110 Alexandria Teleorman
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Cristian Aionesei (Mr.)
COMPANY FOR MANAGEMENT AND ECOLOGICAL RESEARCHES SE TRADE DOO BELGRADE
Serbia
Contributo UE
€ 195 000
Indirizzo
Slanacki Put St 26
11060 Beograd
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Zorana Nikolic (Ms.)
INSTITUT MIHAJLO PUPIN
Serbia
Contributo UE
€ 260 600
Indirizzo
Volgina 15
11060 Beograd
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Milena Antic (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 174 800
Indirizzo
Piazza Santa Margherita 2
67100 L Aquila
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Francesco Veglio (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 58 800
Indirizzo
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Venerino Filosa (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 58 800
Indirizzo
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Francesca Beolchini (Dr.)