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Development of recovery processes for recycling of valuable components from FPDs (In, Y, Nd) for the production of high added value NPs

Objective

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment is considered to increase drastically in the coming decades. WEEE contains considerable quantities of valuable components used in high-tech applications that currently are not recycled. Europe needs to improve and develop Recovery, Recycling and Reuse of critical materials in order to avoid the dependency on imports, high prices and risk of supply imposed by countries owning mineral reserves. RECYVAL-NANO project will develop an innovative recycling process for recovery and reuse of indium, yttrium and neodymium metals from Flat Panels Displays (FPD), one of the most growing waste sources. The project will be addressed not only to the recovery of these critical elements, but also the recycling process developed will result in the direct extraction of metallorganic precursors for direct reuse in the production of high added value nanoparticles that is ITO, Y2O3:Eu3+ and Nd-Fe-B. The project will develop an integral study of the recycling process, starting with logistic issues of the waste collection, optimising mechanical sorting technologies and developing innovative ones for the recovery and concentration of smaller fractions containing indium, yttrium and neodymium, developing simplified solvent extraction routes based on tailored chemical extraction agents able to extract a 95 % of the key metal in a metallorganic extracted solutions, and using these extracted solutions as precursors in the direct production of advanced nanoparticles. RECYVAL-NANO will validate the recycling process developed through the construction, optimisation and demonstration of full pilot lines for mechanical recycling of FPDs (500 kg/h) and hydrometallurgical metal recovery processes (500 g/h). Finally, the demonstration of the superior performance application of ITO, Y2O3:Eu3+ and Nd-Fe-B nanoparticles in electronic applications of transparent conductors, LEDs and permanent magnets respectively will complete the entire cycle of the project.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-SME-6
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

L'UREDERRA, FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO Y SOCIAL
Address
Área Industrial Perguita C/a N°1
31210 Los Arcos
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 646 120
Administrative Contact
Claudio Fernandez (Mr.)

Participants (11)

COOLREC BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 193 200
Address
Van Hilstraat 7
5145 RK Waalwijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alex Branderhorst (Mr.)
TECNOLOGIA NAVARRA DE NANOPRODUCTOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 93 957,72
Address
Area Industrial Perguita C/a 1
31210 Los Arcos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ana Esparza (Mrs.)
ABCR LABORATORIOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 246 240
Address
Poligono Industrial De Vilapouca
36555 Forcarei
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Noelia Dios Vázquez (Ms.)
MACHINEFABRIEK OTTO SCHOUTEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 327 040
Address
Bedrijvenstraat 6
4283 JH Giessen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gijsbert Schouten (Mr.)
MEAB METALLEXTRAKTION AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 285 360
Address
Datavagen 51
436 32 Askim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Reinhardt (Dr.)
EPI-LIGHT LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 48 240
Address
Hoffman Park - Inchera
Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ted Foley (Mr.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 254 248
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nadine Zimmermann (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 379 485
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Ryrberg (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 297 480
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Loes Janssen (Ms.)
PLASMA QUEST LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 264 267
Address
Osborn Way Unit 1B The Rose Estate
RG27 9UT Hook Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Annette Thwaites (Mrs.)
EXPOSICION Y CONSERVACION DE ALIMENTOS Sa
Spain
EU contribution
€ 92 176
Address
Canada Real 14
31195 Berrioplano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfonso Antoñanzas (Mr.)