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Dr. Jens Gutzmer (PhD ZA)
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Phone: +49 351 260 - 4400

Dr. Simone Raatz
Stakeholder Engagement and Strategy
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4747

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Phone: +49 351 260 - 4429

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Key Enabler for a Sustainable Circular Economy of Minerals and Metals

The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) pursues the objective of developing innovative technologies for the economy so that mineral and metalliferous raw materials can be made available and used more efficiently and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.

The institute is a constituent part of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. It researches in the Resource Technology Topic within the Energy Efficiency, Materials, and Resources Program of the Helmholtz Association. HIF works in close collaboration with TU Bergakademie Freiberg and is a core member of the European EIT RawMaterials network, having played a decisive role in its establishment.

News

Foto: Special peptide compounds in the form of a filter act as a biological fishing rod to remove gallium from industrial wastewaters ©Copyright: HZDR/Sahneweiß

Recycle high-tech waste biologically: Innovative biotechnological process extracts gallium from industrial wastewa­ter

Gallium is a rare metal, but it is widely used in the high-tech industry. This extreme contrast makes recycling indispensable. Howe­ver, current recycling processes are costly and chemically polluted. Biotechnological approaches, therefore, rely on peptides, as they are able to bind metallic particles, minerals and metal ions in an environmentally friendly manner and to differentiate them in a targeted manner. Scientists at the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf have now shown (DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.125366), that peptide-based material can be used for the extraction of gallium from production wastewa­ter caused by the semiconductor industry.
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Events

Foto: “Recycling mining waste, a new business?” (April 27, 2021) ©Copyright: NEMO – https://h2020-nemo.eu/

Recycling mining waste, a new business?, 27.04.2021

Can the recycling of mining waste become a new business? That is the main question to be addressed in the Lunch Event & Debate on April 27th, 2021. The event co-hosted by se­veral EU funded remining projects aims to present novel solutions for the treatment of mining waste to stakeholders from ...
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Activities

Foto: Konturanalyse von Tropfen ©Copyright: HZDR/Detlev Müller

FineFuture

The FineFuture project researches new ways to exploit the reco­very of fine particle fractions in metalliferous raw materials. Se­parating ­very fine particles is important for the valorization of multiple mineral resources, for example nickel, kaolin, feldspar, talc and magnesite. With a particular focus on froth flotation, the project aims at enabling the development of groundbreaking ­techno­logies in the raw materials sector.
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Latest Publication

Study of the Influence of the Crystallographic Orientation of Cassiterite Observed with Colloidal Probe Atomic Force Microscopy
and its Implications for Hydrophobization by an Anionic Flotation Collector
Haosheng Wu, Axel D. Renno, Yann Foucaud, and Martin Rudolph

ACS Omega 2021, 6, 6, 4212–4226


 

SisAl Pilot: Improving the environmental footprint of silicon production (Project video)

SisAl Pilot project clip ©Copyright: SisAl Pilot