Projects

PhytoMine

Within this project metal accumulating plant species were cultivated on different slag substrate mixtures in lab and field scale experiments to analyse the uptake of metals in various plants, as well as plant parts. These trials took place for two years in the green house and two years in field trials on the landfill Rautenweg to gather application-oriented data for the implementation of the concept of recovering metals by hyperaccumulating plants. From the biomass itself five different strategies were  explored to gain a bio-ore in the first step and further to recover the metals in their pure form. The recovery was done by external partners.

One dissertation and two master theses were conducted in cooperation with BOKU.

Project description from BOKU


Project lead: Technical office for chemical engineering
DI Monika Iordanopoulos-Kisser

Project partner: alchemia-nova, BOKU-IBF

Project status: start 03/2014, duration 36 months
FFG Production of the Future, 4th call
total budget: € 629,663 – FFG contribution: € 503,600