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Mechanical and Mining Engineering

The main goal of this project is to develop new geopolymer based water treatment materials from low cost clay minerals and industrial side-products with industrial partners. The specific developed materials can be used for the removal of toxic metals and metalloids, sulfate and ammonium nitrogen from industrial and municipal wastewaters, mine waters and landfill leachates. The project focus is to development, characterization of geopolymer based materials and perform tests with real wastewater matrixes and conduct pilot scale field tests.

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Duration: 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016

Funding: TEKES (EARK), UPM, Norilsk Nickel, Aquaminerals Finland Oy, Aquazone Oy ja Kajaanin Vesi





Project manager
Kimmo Kemppainen, +358 44 7101 050