Research Topic 6 : Recycling Process Design and Environmental & Economic Feasibility Analysis


Research Goal (연구 목표): 폐 자원으로부터 희귀 금속을 회수하기 위한 공정 모사 및 경제 환경적 실현 가능성 분석 플랫폼 개발
Our research group's goal is to develop a systematic approach to designing sustainable energy process systems by integrating various process systems engineering theories and techniques. To achieve this, we aim to develop an environmentally friendly process flow for recovering rare metals from waste resources. Our primary focus is on the application of recovering tungsten from semiconductor wastewater and rare metal from waste Li-ion battery. 


Research Contents (연구 내용): 

Process development: 다양한 폐기물에서 희귀 금속을 효율적으로 회수하기 위한 친환경 기술 공정 개발

Life cycle assessment (LCA): 희귀 금속 회수 공정의 온실가스 배출량 및 환경 영향 평가 데이터 확보 및 LCA 모델 개발

Techno-economic assessment (TEA): 공정 경제성 데이터 확보 및 TEA 기술 모델 개발

Superstructure optimization: 경제 환경적 영향을 고려한 최적경로 설계 및 검증

  • ... is to be determined

Representative Research Achievements  (대표 연구 성과): 

Tungsten recovery from semiconductor wastewater: Economic feasibility study of environmentally sustainable bioleaching process for tungsten recovery from semiconductor wastewater (ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2024, IF=8.4, Cover)

Rare metal recovery from waste Li-ion battery: Economic feasibility study of environmentally sustainable bioleaching process for rare metal recovery from waste Li-ion battery (project with POSCO)