With support from the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3), Marion Emmert, assistant professor of chemistry, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering at WPI, and postdoctoral fellow H.M. Dhammika Bandara have developed a method of chemically extracting rare earths from the drive units and motors of discarded electric and hybrid cars. The goal is to […]
The Spring 2015 meeting of ACRC and CHTE included a gala event to celebrate the 50 combined years of research at the Metal Processing Institute (MPI): 30 years of ACRC research, 15 years of CHTE research, and 5 years of CR3 research. Watch this video to view the highlights of the many accomplishments of MPI. […]
During the CR3 Annual Spring Meeting, four new research projects were introduced: Online Slag and Bullion Analysis by LIBS Objective: to explore the accuracy and robustness of LIBS for Cu, Pb slag or fayalitic slag and bullion analysis Recovery of Valuable Metals from Flue Dust and Other Fines from Mechanical Treatment of e‐Scrap Objective: to recover […]
On April 20, the 2015 Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal, the Audubon Society’s award, was presented by the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) to Diran Apelian, Director of the Metal Processing Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Apelian was “selected for articulating an inspiring vision of sustainable stewardship of our earth’s resources and then rallying […]
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) today announced that Brajendra Mishra, PhD, has been appointed associate director of the university’s Metal Processing Institute (MPI). Mishra, who will also serve as Kenneth G. Merriam Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will join the WPI faculty in August. As associate director of the MPI, Mishra will help oversee the largest industry-university […]
The upcoming CR3 Spring Meeting will be held at WPI, Worcester, MA, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19th and will adjourn Wednesday, May 20th at 2:00 p.m. For meeting details, please visit the CR3 homepage. If you are not a member and want to learn more, please contact Carol Garofoli at 508-831-5592.
In March 2015, the premiere issue of the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy was published. The new journal is dedicated to presenting metallurgical processes and related research aimed at improving the sustainability of metal-producing industries, with an emphasis on materials recovery, reuse and recycling. Editors-in-chief: Diran Apelian, WPI, Worcester Bart Blanpain, KU Leuven, Belgium Shin-ya Kitamura, […]
Marion H. Emmert and H. M. Dhammika Bandara, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with support from the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3), have developed a novel method to separate rare earth elements, specifically Neodymium and Dysprosium, from the magnets they are used in to enable straightforward and efficient recycling. The technology has the […]
Diran Apelian, CR3 Director, will be the recipient of the 2015 Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal. AAES will present this award at a banquet in DC on April 20, 2015.