The Public University of Navarre (UPNA) is a teaching and research institution officially founded in 1987, with around 10,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is the only public university in Navarra. It holds agreements with a wide network of international universities, offering annually more than 500 student positions to foreign students. The teaching and research is organized around three colleges, three schools and twenty-two Departments. Research is conducted by full-time professors, assistants, associate professors and scholars. They currently total around 900, organised in 111 listed research groups.
Expertise related to the project
The members of the Group of Environmental Technologies and Applications have a large experience in the thematic of this project, developed during the last 10 years. The research activity of the group is focused on the management and valorisation of industrial waste, including several projects in collaboration with aluminium recycling industry. Saline slags as non-conventional adsorbents of pollutants from aqueous solutions are applied by the group.
Technical person(s) working on the project
Antonio Gil is Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Applied Chemistry Department at the Public University of Navarra, Spain. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain. He has co-authored more than 350 book chapters, journal and conference papers related to adsorption, environmental catalysis and environmental technologies.
Sophia A. Korili is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Applied Chemistry Department at the Public University of Navarra, Spain. She received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. She has co-authored more than 200 book chapters, journal and conference papers related to adsorption, environmental catalysis and environmental technologies.
Main role within the project
- Study of the salt and other deoxidizers reduction due to the usage of the HSP process.
- Study of the Al scrap sourcing. Preliminary suggestions for its separation into lots depending on its origin.
- Comparison with the current methodology based on previous research performed by UPNA in collaboration with Idalsa.
- Generated saline slag management and quantification of the dross savings and its management and potential usage.
Benefits expected from the participation in the project
Develop new usages for the saline slags.