The Resources and Recycling group of Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position within the framework of the new project RECYVAL-NANO "Innovative recycling technologies of key metals in high-tech applications" funded by the European Commission. The project aims at developing an innovative recycling process for recovery and reuse of indium, yttrium and neodymium metals from Flat Panels Displays (FPD), one of the most growing waste sources. The project will develop an integral study of the recycling process, starting with logistic issues of the waste collection, optimizing mechanical sorting technologies and developing innovative ones for the recovery and concentration of smaller fractions containing indium, yttrium and neodymium.
The candidate’s research will be aimed at developing and optimizing separation parameters in sorting technologies including shredding, magnetic separation and magnetic density separation in order to make feasible in terms of costs, quality and safety the recovery of valuable streams such as glass containing indium and yttrium, PET containing indium and magnets containing neodymium.
Delft University of Technology