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7 Current news of TU Bergakademie Freibergrss
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New material can be reused many times over
Researchers at TU Bergakademie Freiberg developed an innovative material from a cultured marine sponge. When the fibers of the sponge react with a copper-containing ammonia solution, such as that found in the electronics industry, the mineral atacamite is formed. This mineral, which occurs only ...
Using bacteria for electronic waste recycling
Biohydrometallurgists at TU Bergakademie Freiberg have demonstrated for the first time that leaching with the help of bacteria can also be used to separate components when recycling electronic waste. The team around Professor Michael Schlömann has now published their research results in the ...
Voltage can be used for chemical reactions: New model for pyroelectric reactions developed
Pyroelectricity is a phenomenon in physics in which heat can be converted into electricity via certain crystals or into a voltage that can be used for chemical reactions. While the first application is already used in devices such as motion detectors today, the second application, although ...
In the C3 Mobility project, TU Freiberg, together with Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz and other partners from the automotive and mineral oil industries, is researching new ways of achieving CO2-neutral mobility. The STF gasoline synthesis plant at TU Freiberg produced the first 16,000 litres of green ...
Novel carbon sponge could serve as a centimetre-thin catalyst for industry in the future
Scientists of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, together with an international research team, have deciphered the structure of a marine sponge skeleton and developed a novel three-dimensional composite material for the modern materials industry. The so-called "graphite" has unique structural, ...
Research against microplastics
Microplastics is spreading more and more, especially in the sea. The impact of microplastics on animals and humans has not been researched in the long term. In the next years, the Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg wants to develop together with scientists ...
How protein fragments can be used for the recycling of electronics waste
Without important key elements such as copper or rare earth metals, the electronics industry would grind to a halt and electricity would cease to flow. End-of-life products like discarded energy-saving lamps, mobile phones and computers could provide an important secondary source for these ...