4. Recycling and Re-use of End-of-Life Products Recycling and Re-use of End-of-Life Products
We are interested in ERA-MIN3 Call projects, together with a marble factory (manufacturing mainly block cutting, polishing, sizing and finishing process to obtain marble products from quarries units),
We are looking for an international partner working in marble sector mining operations, extraction, research and development activities.
The call document is attached. The partner could be a university or a research organization or research dept. of marble enterprise.
The general idea is to recycle of residuals/waste within the concept of circular economy and optimise mining operations (extraction marble from quarry).
The leading producing countries, in descending order by tonnage, are thought to be China, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Turkey and other. These countries account for about 74% of the world’s dimension granite and marble production.
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. TUBITAK is responsible for promoting, developing, organizing, conducting and coordinating research and development in line with national targets and priorities.
Marmara Research Center (MRC) is one of research centers of TUBITAK. Environment and Cleaner Production Institute is the one institutes of among seven institutes under TUBITAK MRC.
Environment and Cleaner Production Institute (ECPI) has taken over the responsibility of being the National Cleaner Production Centre for Turkey. To this end, training and coordination programs are planned to organize for individual and institutional capacity development of those serving industrial sectors, and to prepare and disseminate sectorial best available technologies and references for stakeholder introduction to current cleaner production technologies. The Institute are also coordinate the network of expert institutions and external experts for risk assessment, life cycle assessment, eco-design and energy efficiency.
Research is conducted in water and wastewater management group with respect to pollution prevention of water resources, sustainability of water resources, wastewater reuse and recycling, advanced oxidative treatment technologies, membrane technologies, decentralized water and wastewater management, development of low-cost treatment systems.