IPMS 2019 Award Winner

The International Process Metallurgy Symposium brought together over 170 researchers and industry experts from various fields to share the latest results and developments in the area of Process Metallurgy. The key challenge was to progress on the extraction and recovery of metals from primary and secondary raw materials in a sustainable manner to create near-zero waste processes. The symposium took place on 5-6 November 2019 in Espoo (Finland) and was the closing symposium of ETN SOCRATES.

Prof. Abbott IPMS
Professor Abbott talking about Ionic Liquids in the field of Process Metallurgy.

Prof. Andy Abbott, Marianna Pateli and Stelios Spathariotis, from the University of Leicester Materials Centre delivered presentations of high quality during the symposium that hooked the audience and lead to many discussions about the future of the field.

Marianna IPMS
Marianna Pateli talking about the extraction of valuable metals from lamp phosphors using DESs.

The highlight of the event – for at least one of the ESRs – was at the closing of the symposium when Stelios, won the prize for the best paper among 170 participants from institutes worldwide. During his presentation he spoke about the so-called Deep Eutectic Solvents as alternative to aqueous media for metal recovery. Their good electrochemical properties give them the potential for efficient selective metal recovery and as was demonstrated, they can be used in large scale to create environmentally friendly processes!

Stelios Award IMPS
Stelios Spathariotis wins best paper award at IPMS 2019.

Many congratulations to our Team!


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