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KU Leuven Recycling Project Obtains Funding from European Commission

KU Leuven (Belgium), a university partner of the Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling (CR3), has been instrumental in the Marie-Curie Initial Training Network Project (EREAN).  This project is focused on training young researchers in the science and technology of rare earths, with special emphasis on recycling.  This initiative will benefit CR3 members by providing […]

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Colorado School of Mines Wins DOE Hub Award

Colorado School of Mines (CSM) wins a DOE Hub award for Critical Materials along with its other national laboratory and university partners.  The 120 million dollar, 5-year research grant is focused on technology development to assist the US industry become self-reliant in critical metals production.  The Critical Materials Institute (CMI) is led by the DOE […]

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CR3 Represented at Plansee Seminar

Diran Apelian, Director of the Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling (CR3) gave the keynote address at the Plansee Seminar in Reutte, Austria, in June 2013.  His talk, A Sustainable Pathway for the Recovery and Recycling of Metals: a Strategy for the Management of Critical Metals, was well received and increased the awareness of all […]

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NSF Funds New Fundamental Project – Electron Beam Atomic Spectroscopy (EBAS)

A new technique called Electron Beam Atomic Spectroscopy (EBAS) has much promise for altering the way high temperature metals are processed. More specifically, EBAS is a method to determine elemental compositions by measuring the atomic emission spectra produced when an electron beam impinges on a target metal.  NSF has awarded a grant to Worcester Polytechnic […]

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Patent Granted for Systems and Methods for Predicting Heat Transfer Coefficients During Quenching

The patent for “Systems and Methods for Predicting Heat Transfer Coefficients During Quenching” was granted recently by the US Patent & Trademark Office. This project was funded by General Motors and conducted in the Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE) labs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute by Professor Yiming (Kevin) Rong, Professor Rick Sisson and Bowang […]

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ACRC and CHTE Welcome New Industrial Members

Deformation Control Technology, GKN Sinter Metals, Oshkosh, Los Alamos National Lab, and Thermo-Calc were welcomed by Diran Apelian, MPI Director, into the Advanced Casting and Research Center (ACRC) and the Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE) at their semi-annual meetings on June 25-26 at WPI.  With the addition of these companies, ACRC and CHTE continue […]

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ACRC and CHTE Meetings June 25-26

Join us for the 2013 Spring Meetings of ACRC and CHTE on June 25 and 26 at WPI.  The meeting is open to all members and interested guests. The ACRC/CHTE Combined Meeting will begin with a reception and dinner for all members on Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30pm in the Great Hall of Higgins House. […]

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CR3 Launches New Research on Metal Recovery

The industrial members of the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3) have selected two new projects for graduate student research in the area of materials recovery and recycling.  One project, titled Recovery of Valuable Metals from Fines, will focus on the recovery of metals and materials from incinerator bottom ashes, end-of-life vehicle shredded fluff, […]

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CR3 Welcomes New Industrial Members

Alcoa, Global Tungsten & Powders, Integrated Metallic Recovery, and Orbite Aluminae were welcomed by Diran Apelian, CR3 Director, into the Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling at their semi-annual meeting on May 15.  With the addition of these companies, CR3 continues to expand its breadth and gain industry expertise in the materials recovery and recycling […]

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