Innovative biotechnological methods for effective mining of secondary material

Innovative biotechnological methods for effective mining of secondary material

On our way to a sustainable metal supply

With the escalating demand of metals in an increasing global population, Europe is confronted with the challenge to secure a sustainable metal supply. Lack of cost effective technology to extract heavy metals from hazardous, metal-rich fly ash collected in complex municipal solid waste streams has escalated societal challenges due to environmental as well as monetary costs. Fly ash could instead be a resource for metal recovery. Another challenging waste stream is hazardous waste from alumina production. The BIOMIMIC project addresses key problem areas of complex waste processing. The primary objective is to create and validate new biotechnological metallurgical methods that have the potential to concentrate metals in dilute solutions while leaving the residue free from toxic substances. It will be achieved through technology development of biotechnological methods pertaining to treatment of waste streams.

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Developing technology to treat sulfate-rich wastewater

Developing technology to treat sulfate-rich wastewater

Sulfuric acid is the most used industrial chemical by amount and by number of applications. Its precursor sulfide is also present in the ore and reacts with oxygen to generate sulfate. Naturally, almost all these industrial applications generate sulfate-rich...

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Sulphate reduction with bacterias

Sulphate reduction with bacterias

Sulphuric acid is by far the most used industrial chemical by amount and by number of applications. Naturally, almost all these industrial applications generate sulphate-rich wastewater. Such a process water if released into an un-regulated, un-controlled environment can produce highly reactive, corrosive, and toxic hydrogen sulphide gas into the environment.

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A strong partnership

The project structure is built to ensure that BIOMIMIC fully capitalize on the expertise from each consortium member. Get to know theme here. read more

Six WPs focus on key areas

BIOMIMIC aims to develop solutions in areas of complex waste processing. Learn more about how our work plan is structured in work packages (WPs). read more

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