Workshop WhISPER

Virtual Workshop on the Sustainable Valorisation of Iron Silicate

Monday 26 April 2021
Online via Zoom
9h00 – 12h30 | Central Europe Time

Workshop Programme

The workshop will be organised in two parts:

  • Technical implementation of an innovative iron silicate valorization process
  • Sustainability of the valorization of iron silicate via the dry granulation process
Time Details
09:00-09:10 Welcome and introduction
Prof. Guido Sonnemann | University of Bordeaux
09:10-10:30 Technical implementation of an innovative iron silicate valorisation process
09:10-09:20 Introduction to the concept of the dry granulation technology to valorize iron silicates generated by the pyrometallurgical copper smelting process
Cristina Gil Álvarez | Atlantic Copper & TBC | HATCH
09:20-09:40 Testimonial of demonstrating an innovative valorisation technology via a pilot plant
Cristina Gil Álvarez | Atlantic Copper
09:40-10:00 Characterization and evaluation of iron silicates as alternative binders for construction applications
Pavel Leonardo Lopez Gonzalez | KU Leuven
10:00-10:20 Potential use of the granulated iron silicates in the construction sector
Ana Mladenovič | Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute - ZAG
10:20-10:30 Q&A / Moderated exchange with the workshop participants
Prof. Guido Sonnemann | University of Bordeaux
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:30 Sustainability of the valorisation of iron silicate via the dry granulation process
10:45-11:15 Financial assessment and market potential for granulated iron silicate
Kai Kappner | RWTH Aachen University
11:15-12:15 Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing to evaluate the sustainability of the dry granulation process
Andrea Di Maria | KU Leuven & Aina Mas Fons | University of Bordeaux
12:15-12:25 Q&A / Moderated exchange with the workshop participants
Prof. Guido Sonnemann | University of Bordeaux
12:25-12:30 Closing
Prof. Guido Sonnemann | University of Bordeaux

Registration

Participants can register to the workshop during their symposium registration until 19 April. Participation to the workshop is free, however, registration is mandatory. An invitation to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all registered participants.

Interaction among the workshop participants will be highly encouraged. Therefore, the number of available places is limited – register as soon as possible!

Register for the workshop via our registration form

About the WhISPER project

Every year, the copper sector generates approximately 5 million tons of copper slag, or iron silicates, via the pyrometallurgical processing of copper ore in the EU. This slag contains valuable metals and other compounds, whereas current attempts of valorisation only generate low added value.

The aim of WhISPER (Waterless Iron Silicate Production with Energy Recovery) is to develop a new iron silicate produced with the atomisation technology while evaluating and demonstrating the new properties of the material for improved commercial applications. The project, led by Atlantic Copper, will enable an optimal use of raw materials within Europe and will contribute to the European Commission’s current strategy on the Circular Economy.

The experiences obtained within this project are expected to be of high value, not only for the global copper sector, but also for other actors in the non-ferrous metal industry and potential users of slags, such as the construction sector. Furthermore, the evaluation of the economic and environmental sustainability of the valorisation of the slag can be informative for a broad range of industrial actors that wish to strengthen their understanding in the identification of a market strategy for recycled materials and sustainability evaluation methods, such as Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing.

For more information on WHISPER, visit the website: https://whisper-project-eitrawmaterials.eu/

Contact information

For more information about this workshop, contact Aina Mas Fons
University of Bordeaux, Talence, France

Workshop CIRRUS

Course on circular residue usage in the metallurgical industry (CIRRUS)

Friday 30 April 2021
Online
8h30 – 15h30 | Central Europe Time
€ 50 (special price for SVS participants)
€ 80 (full price for non-SVS participants)

Workshop Programme

Time Details
8:30-10:00 Secondary materials and their characterisation methods
Eetu-Pekka Heikkinen | University of Oulu, Finland
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-11:00 Key properties of secondary materials
Caisa Samuelsson | Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
11:00-12:00 Pre-treatment and agglomeration
Elsayed Mousa | Swerim, Sweden
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-13:45 Recycling in ferrous processes
Lena Sundqvist-Ökvist, Swerim/Luleå University of Technology | Sweden
13:45-14:00 Coffee Break
14:00-15:30 End-of-life products treatment, recovery and recycling, environmental assessment
Karel Van Acker and Andrea Di Maria |  KU Leuven, Belgium

Registration

Participants can register to the workshop during their symposium registration until 19 April. Slag Valorisation Symposium participants pay a special price of € 50. An invitation to the online meeting will be sent to all registered participants.

Interaction among the workshop participants will be highly encouraged. Therefore, the number of available places is limited – register as soon as possible!

Register for the workshop via our registration form

About the course

The course on Circular Residue Usage in the Metallurgical Industry is developed within the EIT RawMaterials, and it is designed for professionals in metallurgical industry and research institutes, PhD students, environmental agencies and decisionmakers.

The aim of the course is to share knowledge on metallurgic residues and their function in thermal processes, providing participants with a thorough analysis on origin and characteristic of these materials, their recycling potential, and their environmental and economic challenges and opportunities. Sharing knowledge will (i) enable new options for metallurgic slags recovery and recycling, (ii) boost the sustainability of the metallurgic industry as a result of improved materials efficiency.  

The course is organised by skilled researchers and professionals from different research organisations and industries, providing participants a broad knowledge platform on cross-sectorial opportunities.

Project organisation

The CIRRUS project is coordinated by SWERIM with Luleå University of Technology, University of Oulu, KU Leuven and LKAB as partners. It is co-funded by EIT Raw Materials KIC in connection with CAMM (Centre of Advanced Mineral and Metallurgy).

Key Dates

  • Abstract submissionClosed
  • Paper submission deadlineJanuary 31, 2021
  • Early bird registrationFebruari 28, 2021
  • Symposium27-29 April 2021