About Mineral Processing, Recycling & Environmental Remediation Laboratory
Our targets are not only natural earth resources but also ground resources such as urban mine waste.
In addition to separating and refining usable resources with a new approach, we are studying technologies for repairing environmental pollution (water and soil pollution) associated with mining.
For example, in the case of "copper", copper ore is first dug out, and the quality of copper is improved through a sorting and smelting process to finally obtain metallic copper. However, since the mined copper ore also contains impurities such as harmful arsenic, it is necessary to have a technology to separate the necessary elements from the harmful elements. We are conducting pioneering research on the development of such advanced resource separation and purification technologies, smelting methods that utilize microbial reactions, and environmental remediation technologies that use next-generation environmental purification materials.
In addition, as a technology development partner, we actively engage in joint research with resource development-related companies and foreign universities and have intensive discussions at international conferences, learn about the current condition of overseas resource-producing countries and the latest environmental remediation technologies. Our cutting-edge researches build an international relationship of mutual trust.
Calendar of Laboratory
- ★ We practice many activities, such as enjoying team sports as student exchange and holding cultural events such as travels.
- ★ Having many foreign students and researchers in our laboratory makes here an international environment where lively discussions are always held in English.
- So far, students have had the opportunity to make presentations at international conferences held in Spain, France, South Africa, Indonesia, South Korea, China, the United States, etc.
- ★ We developed very strong teamwork because we have been working together and earnestly engaging in research and various activities.
- ★ As training to become a member of society, students share roles and are involved in overall laboratory management.