Mineral processing; sustainable reagents; froth flotation
1.4 Efficient mineral processing and metallurgy
The mineral processing research group at Aalto University (Finland) has developed a new type of reagents for froth flotation using biodegradable chemicals obtained from sustainable sources. This patented technology has demonstrated to bring advantages in terms of productivity, resulting in superior performance than commercial solutions. We are looking for partners that may support us bring this technology to the market, either by: i) providing the opportunity to test this technology in existing concentrators; ii) co-develop the chemical formulation into a commercially viable prototype; and iii) provide analysis on the life cycle analysis and environmental impact of our technology.
Aalto University is the leading Finnish university and a multidisciplinary community, where science and art meet technology and business. Our university started in 2010 as a merger of the Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics, and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. The strategy of our university, School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM) and its Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering (CMET) highlights sustainable society. The research priorities of the CHEM include, e.g., sustainable technologies, circular economy, and functional materials for example, for the energy storage.