Egypt: Mobile Water Treatment Units ensure Use of Desalinated Seawater for Cooling

In water-scarce Egypt, major industrial players have been looking for ways to reduce their water consumption. Ezz Steel – with the annual capacity to produce seven million tons of steel, one of the leading steel producers in the Middle East and Africa – tasked Veolia Water Technologies Egypt with delivering mobile water solutions that allowed […]

Start-Up Develops Software for Design & Optimization of Urban Drainage Systems

Germany has a well-developed infrastructure with sewer networks and sewage treatment plants to collect rainwater and wastewater. The situation is different in developing countries, where this is often lacking. A start-up from the University Kaiserslautern-Landau wants to remedy this situation. According to the university, the company offers its “ZIGGURAT” software for this purpose, “which can […]

ECOCLIP: Redefining Pre-consumption Textile Recycling

Hidden within the production cycle of the textile industry lies pre-consumption waste – a significant byproduct generated during manufacturing. ECOCLIP, an innovative product by PICVISA, emerges as an effective and efficient solution to this challenge. ECOCLIP automatically sorts fabric scraps, driving a sustainable transformation in the sector. With 100 percent surface analysis, the system identifies […]

Brazil: Latasa Uses Steinert Technology for Sorting

For the processing of all types of collected materials, and with the aim of achieving furnace-ready aluminum, Latasa’s plant in Pindamonhangaba (São Paulo) employs separation technologies from Steinert. With four smelting plants and a processing capacity of more than 300,000 tons of aluminum per year, Latasa Reciclagem, part of the ReciclaBR Group, stands out as […]

New Method for Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries

Researchers at Swedish Linnaeus University have developed a new way of retrieving cobalt from used lithium-ion batteries. With a liquid solvent made of readily available substances – a simple derivate of urea and acetamide – over 97 percent of the cobalt can be recovered, the university informed. The researchers see good potential for large-scale application. […]

A German Project: Lithium from Spent Electric Car Batteries

Led by ACCUREC Recycling GmbH, an internationally active company in battery recycling, various partners – specialty chemicals company Evonik, Oeko-Institut and the IME Process Metallurgy and Recycling Institute at RWTH Aachen – are working on a research project named “EarLi” to recover high-purity lithium from recycled batteries from electric vehicles (EV). EarLi stands for extraction […]

Research Project EnEWA: Looking for Recyclable Paper in Mixed Waste

The members of the German initiative – Universität Siegen, RWTH Aachen University, Leipa Group, Propakma, Tomra and Stadler – are developing a solution for recovering and recycling paper from the lightweight packaging, residual waste and commercial waste streams. According to Statista, the global production of paper and cardboard totals more than 400 million metric tons […]

Lithium Carbonate from Geothermal Brines

According to Watercycle Technologies Ltd, a UK tech company focused on mineral extraction and water treatment systems, it has, for the first time, successfully produced lithium carbonate from naturally occurring geothermal brines in the North East of England. “This represents a major step forward in the UK’s ambitions to produce a domestic supply of lithium […]

Singapore: Pilot Recycling Plant to Tackle Battery Waste with Fruit Peels

Following a successful proof-of-concept to recycle spent lithium-ion batteries using reagent extracted from fruit peel waste, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is collaborating with Singaporean company Se-cure Waste Management Pte Ltd (SWM) to scale up the technology in a pilot plant. According to the university, the pilot battery recycling plant has the capacity to […]

A New Recycling Technology for Carbon Fiber

Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japanese multinational company, has developed a new technology for recycling carbon fiber plastic compounds with the National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College and Tokyo University of Science. Carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) are highly attractive for various industries in demanding application fields due to their unique balance of rigidity, mechanical strength […]