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Graphic element Workshop on waste prevention and chromium issues in industrial liquid effluents (Luleå, Sweden, 16 June 2002)

On 16 June 2002, the GROWTH programme is organising a special workshop in Luleå, Sweden on 'Waste prevention and chromium issues in industrial liquid effluents' as a curtain raiser to the 'Recycling and waste treatment in mineral and metal processing: technical and economic aspects' conference from 17 to 20 June.

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Fall 2002 Extraction and Processing Division recycling conference is being co-organised by TMS (USA), MEFOS Industrial Research Institute for the Metallurgical and Metal Working Industry (Sweden) and the Minerals and Metals Recycling Research Centre (MiMeR), Luleå University of Technology.

The GROWTH workshop will feature presentations and discussions on important EU-funded networks and individual research initiatives concerned with pollution prevention, recycling and waste management in the metals-producing and surface treatment sectors.

Key contributors will include:

The workshop will also cover the main European Commission funded projects dealing with the chromium issue in the surface treatment industry: TOZELIWA (Towards zero liquid waste in plating industry by development and validation of closed-loop eco-efficient processes); REGENABATH (Novel regeneration methods for strongly acidic metal treatment baths); RECHROME (Recovery and recycling of Cr(VI) from dilute waste streams); RECY-CHROM (Acid chromic recycling from rinse waters in galvanic plants by electro-electrodialisis); PLASCO (Remote plasma coating with improved wear and corrosion qualities to replace chromium plating in SMEs); DERA (New chromate free passivation treatments for zinc, zinc alloy and zinc containing coatings and surfaces); and ECOCHROM (Eco-efficient and high performance hard chrome process).

The one-day event will be co-chaired by Alain Adjemian, Research DG, European Commission, and Prof. J. Hager, Colorado School of Mines, USA. It is taking place on the Sunday prior to the commencement of the TMS conference itself. As well as providing up-to-date news on the progress of EU research in this area, it thus offers an opportunity for contacts between participants and the conference delegates - who are also invited to attend the workshop.

For further information, contact :

Alain Adjemian,
phone: +32 2 295 74 09
fax: +32 2 295 80 46


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