The long term goal of our research is to develop a continuous process for the treatment of ores and industrial slags in molten salts and the subsequent electrowinning of metals.
The fields of our research are described as follow:
▫The use of low temperature molten salt mixtures for light metal production.
▫The use of low temperature molten salt mixtures for the production of refractory metals by a continuous process involving chlorination of the ores and the subsequent electrolysis. This process may also be considered for the purpose of electroplating.
▫The treatment of lead and zinc concentrates from industrial slags by dissolution in a selected molten salt mixture with the subsequent recovery of metals by electrolysis. This process may also be used for metals containing wastes.
▫Study of the possibility of preparing semiconducting materials