News from the Chair of Mineral Processing!

Special award „Think the future – young ideas for waste management” 2018

The project consortium „Plastic Reborn“, consisting of different chairs of the Montanuniversität Leoben as well as the industrial partners OMV Refining and Marketing GmbH (OMV) and IFE Aufbereitungstechnik GmbH, received the special award „Think the future – young ideas for waste management” 2018.

A novel wet-mechanic separation process for plastic waste fractions was developed, which could not be chemically or materially recycled due to their impurities and heterogeneity.

The obtained results show a promising opportunity to make large additional waste plastic fractions accessible for chemical and material recycling. Thereby this project can have a significant share to implanting a circular economy within the polymer sector.

Source and photo: Montanuniversität Leoben

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