ESR in the picture: Ioanna Maria Pateli featured in University of Leicester postgraduate research magazine

On the occasion of highlighting the innovative research of the SOCRATES project, one of our ESRs, Marianna, was put in the spotlight at the University of Leicester. Her research was highlighted in the postgraduate research magazine ‘Frontier’. In a short article, she comments about the essential development of novel extraction methods for critical metals. “Europe faces a serious challenge in ...

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SOCRATES Press Release on the importance of lead metallurgy

The EU ETN SOCRATES project team has launched a press release about its recent Policy Brief entitled “Lead Metallurgy is Fundamental to the Circular Economy”. The key message by the authors of the Policy Brief is that the EU’s circular economy plans risk stalling if regulators pursue ill-judged restrictions. (PTJ, Leuven, 28/3/2019) EU ETN SOCRATES Press Release [PDF-version available here] ...

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Landfilled sulphur residue set to be Boliden Kokkola’s next resource

The zinc smelter Boliden Kokkola in Finland has found new methods to extract zinc, silver and lead as well as produce sulphuric acid from the residue. It has approximately 820,000 tonnes of landfilled sulphur residue (330,000 dry tonnes), a material containing valuable metals that they previously were unable to recover. Now, through its research, Boliden can take another steps towards a ...

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