Contact

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

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

Anne-Kristin Jentzsch
Press Officer
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4429

Renate Seidel
Secretary
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4430
Fax: +49 351 260 - 4440

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Foto: Groundbreaking ceremony metallurgy plant Freiberg - guided tour 3D tomography ©Copyright: HZDR/Detlev Müller

Towards Reality in Resource Characterization (2D3D scopy)

Being able to characterize resources in 3D instead of the common 2D data would be a major breakthrough in minerals processing and metal extraction. We develop a new measuring routine and software which merge quantitative 2-dimensional data with 3-dimensional data. This allows for an unprecedented optimization of mineral reco­very and energy efficiency as well as the minimization of material residues.
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Foto: Bohrkerne aus sächsischen Bergbauhalden ©Copyright: HZDR/ Detlev Müller

ReMining

Alte Bergbauhalden können eine wichtige Rohstoffquelle sein. Sie enthalten noch erhebliche Mengen an Wertstoffen, nur waren diese früher technisch nicht gewinnbar oder für die Industrie uninteressant. Alle Aktivitäten, die sich mit der Ressourcengewinnung aus und der Wiederaufarbei­tung von Bergbauhalden befassen, werden als „ReMining“ bezeichnet. ReMining ist ein For­schungs­schwerpunkt am HIF.
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Foto: Phagenpartikel als Werkzeug für die Identifizierung von metallspezifischen Peptiden ©Copyright: HZDR

Junior Research Group: BioKollekt

BioKollekt is a novel se­paration process that extracts metals from scrap, process waste or primary raw material mixtures using specially designed biological collectors. The method aims at enabling the cost- and energy-efficient recycling of complex mixtures, and more specifically fine particles.
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Foto: Non-invasive raw material exploration from the air ©Copyright: Robert Zimmermann

The future of raw material exploration in the EU: INFACT – Innovative, non-invasive and fully acceptable exploration ­techno­logies

The EU INFACT project aims at contributing to raw materials security in the European Union by way of invigorating Europe as a destination for exploration. The project partners envisage to change raw material exploration in a way that it becomes socially accepted, environmentally-friendly and technologically advanced.
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