Waste valorisation Laboratory
Physico-chemical characterization, Schlenk line, Rotavapor, TGA, IR, Mass spectroscopy, DSC, Karl Fisher,Viscosity UV-VIS, AAS, ICP-OES, TXRF, SEM/EDS, RAMAN, optical microscopy, Glove box.. Performance for electrochemical applications: Potentiostats, RDE Semi-technical scale electrochemistry : Current rectifiers, anodes, stirred cubets, etc... Automatic pilot plant for Surface treatments Metal and Surface characterization : SEM/EDS, optical microscopy, RAMAN, etc.
Synthesis reactions to obtain specific ionic liquids or Deep eutectic solvents in reactors with a capacity of 10-20 L
Processes development/improvement concerning : Combustion Gasification Pyrolysis For applications such as: Energy recovery from the organic fraction of waste (plastic, organic,sludge...) Fuels from waste: syngas, liquid fuel, solid recovered fuel
Improved processes in hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy and ionometallurgy (based on ionic liquids) for the recovery (for example) : Critical and strategic materials, like neodymium, dysprosium, indium, gallium, cobalt, tantalum, etc... Non-ferrous metals from different flow waste and scrap (electronic, foundry, etc..) Metals and materials from metallurgical processes : filter dust, slags, sandblasting Complex waste : metals associated to plastics, paper...
Toxicity reduction/removal by termal desorption, stabilization, low temperatura destruction,etc... Characterization of waste : Chemical analysis (leaching tests, toxicological properties) Environmental risk analysis for the use of secondary raw materials.
Improved processes based on plasma technology for termal treatment of waste. Waste stabilization processes Verification of the environmental impact of the treated waste. Fore applications such as: Removal of organic compounds from waste and contaminated soils Vitrification of waste: fly ashes, asbestos, low level radioactive waste.