EXPERT FORUM: Urban mining and metal recovery from low grade ores and side streams: Advanced separation & purification

Urban mining and metal recovery from low grade ores and side-streams:

Urban mining:

  • Urban mining is more than just recycling it is “rethinking” raw materials.  It is a way for Europe to keep its independence  and a key part of Europe’s strategy.
  • The age of cheap abundant raw materials is over. Extracting metals and other materials from waste is more cost effective  than extraction from virgin-mined materials.

Metal recovery from low grade ores and side-streams:

  • Low grade ores, minerals and industrial side streams provide an opportunity to extend the raw material supply.
  • The mining industry has reached a plateau for the efficient extraction of most metals and minerals.

Next steps:

  • A key part to the success in over coming the  challenges so that industry can move to the next level resides in the development of advanced technologies & processes that make it possible to “recover” the  materials . Development of these technologies is an on-going process that as yet to reach its full potential and the focus of the EXPERT FORUM.

Expert forum program

The one-day event focuses on advanced separation and purification technology and processes and includes parallel oral sessions and a poster session:


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