The specific strategic objective of the ECOTECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Laboratory is the implementation of new concepts and new technologies for sustainable processes in the non-ferrous metals industry and environmental protection and best practices in the non-ferrous metals industry).
Scientific objectives involve focusing on the following main types of activities:
- Research in order to develop new and innovative technologies and solutions for the sustainable growth of resources and the replacement of critical materials and metals;
- Research to identify innovative technologies for the recycling and reuse of raw materials based on non-ferrous metals that are key to smart growth and sustainable non-ferrous metals industry. Multidisciplinary approaches involving scientific, technological and economic aspects are envisaged ;
- Research to develop new technologies and materials for wastewater purification to improve metal recovery and reduce hazardous emissions;
- Research to develop innovative solutions for prevention and minimization of wastes from non-ferrous metals industry and rehabilitation of polluted areas through metallurgical activities.