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9:00 Registration and morning coffee
10:00 Opening NOFS19
Session 1: Dewatering 11:00 - 12:00
Session 1: Dewatering (continues) 13:00 - 14:20
Session 2: Separation of critical metals 14:50 - 16:10
|Evening||18:30 - 19:30 Visit to Metso Filtration Competence Center. Read more|
|19:30 - 22:30 Get together at Restaurant Lappeenrannan Kasino|
Session 3: Membrane fouling 9:00 - 10:00
Session 4: Membrane prospects in protein shift 10:20 - 11:40
Session 5: Novel applications of membranes 12:40 - 15:00
Session 6: Techno-sustainability in mining 15:20 - 16:00
|Excursion* 16:15 - 18:00|
|Evening||19:30 - 23:00 Conference dinner at Restaurant Wanha Makasiini|
Combining environment and economy is one of his guidelines both in work and private life, key elements being sustainability and circular economy. Kimmo Tiilikainen has worked towards these goals internationally. He was one of the EU’s Ministerial Negotiators of the Paris Agreement, and signed it on behalf of Finland in 2016. He was one of the facilitators in adaptation to climate change negotiations when Paris Rule Book was finalized in Katowice. As a Minister of Energy of Finland, he implemented Finnish climate policy by promoting both renewable energy as well as coal ban.
Prof. Dr. Frank Lipnizki
Thus, his main research focuses on the integration and optimisation of separation process in particular membrane processes in the food, biotech, pulp and paper industry as well as water and wastewater treatment plus fouling and cleaning of membranes.
SCI-MAT Seminar discusses sustainable circularity of industrial inorganic side streams from the perspectives of valuable metals recovery and utilization of bulk material. The aim is to find solutions toward utilizing all side streams to their maximum value potential. The aim will be approached through collaboration across disciplines and industries.
Registration and morning coffee
Opening speech, LUT SCI-MAT research platform
Jarkko Levänen, Assistant Professor of Sustainabily Science,
Team Leader of SCI-MAT platform, LUT University
|10:00-12:00||Session 1: Recovery of valuable metals from industrial side streams Rare-earth elements (REEs) as business opportunity:
|12:30-14:00||Session 2: Treatment and valorization of industrial side streams
Sami Virolainen, Director of SCI-MAT platform, Head of Department of Separation Science, LUT University
|Lunch & networking|
The NOFS19 excursion will take us to Ihalainen industry area where the Nordkalk’s biggest Finnish production site is located in Lappeenranta. There is a quarry, a grinding plant, two flotation plants and a sales office. Also the subsidiary Suomen Karbonaatti Oy (Nordkalk’s interest 51%) operates in the same industrial area. Lappeenranta quarry is the only one in Europe where a rare mineral called wollastonite is quarried.
Main products: limestone, limestone powder, wollastonite
Main applications: paper industry
Personnel: approx. 140 (incl. Suomen Karbonaatti Oy)
Operations in Lappeenranta started in 1910.