Completed Projects

Research within the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling I/UCRC will build the basic science, generic solution strategies, and precompetitive, innovative recovery and recycling technologies for a broad spectrum of industries, products, and materials.

  • Battery Design for Disassembly in Support of Materials Reuse
  • Synthesis of Inorganic Polymers from Metallurgical Residues
  • Beneficiation of Flat Panel Functional Coatings
  • Conditioning of Machined Chips
  • Development of Aluminum-Dross Based Materials for Engineering Applications: Reduce land filling and energy usage to recover Al
  • Dezincing of Galvanized Steel
  • Physical and Chemical Beneficiation for Recycling of Photovoltaic Materials
  • Recycling of Bag-House Dust from Foundry Sand through Chemical and Physical Benefication
  • Recovery of Rare Earth Metals from Phosphor Dust
  • Fundamental Study of Lithium Ion Battery Recovery
  • Magnet Separation Recycling Technologies
  • Metal Recovery via Automated Sortation
  • Molten Metal Compositional Sensing to Enhance Scrap Recycling
  • Novel Recycling Process Development for Li-Ion Batteries
  • Opportunities and Barriers to Resource Recovery and Recycling from Shredder Residue in North America
  • Rare-Earth Recovery from Magnets, Catalysts, and other Secondary Resources
  • Recovery of Rare Earth Metals from Phosphor Dust of Waste Fluorescent Light Fixtures
  • Recovery of Value-Added Products from Red Mud and Foundry Bag House Dust
  • Recovery of Zinc and Iron from EAF Dusts Including Hot Stage Slag Engineering and Energy Recovery
  • Recovery of Valuable Metals from Fines