Colorado School of Mines
The University of Tokyo
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Last Reviewed: 03/28/2019
It is the goal of the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling I/UCRC to be the premiere industry-university alliance dedicated to the sustainable stewardship of our Earth's resources. We will serve consortium members needs by establishing the needed knowledge base, and by educating future leaders of the industry. Technologies will be developed and transferred to industry with the goal of achieving materials sustainability from initial product design through manufacture to end-of-life disposition in a manner that yields both energy savings and profitability.
The CR3 mission is to collaborate with industry to:
To read more about CR3, please visit http://wp.wpi.edu/cr3/.
1. Current Research
The following CR3 research projects are currently on-going. For more information regarding these projects, please visit the CR3 website at http://wp.wpi.edu/cr3/research/research-projects/.
2. Completed Research
The following CR3 research projects have been completed. For more information regarding these projects, please visit the CR3 website at http://wp.wpi.edu/cr3/research/completed-projects/.
The Metal Processing Institute (MPI) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has access to a full complement of materials engineering and processing facilities including x-ray fluorescence, melting and casting laboratories, imaging and sensing, and thermal processing.
The Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy (KIEM) at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) has a full complement of equipment in characterization, mineral processing, and pyro/hydro/elctrometallurgy. In addition, KIEM has access to all of the other materials processing laboratories available in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.
The Department of Materials Engineering at KU Leuven has access to a full complement of materials engineering equipment and laboratories. In addition, CR3 has access to other KU Keuven infrastructure at several of the university academic departments including:
The University of Tokyo:
The Laboratory of Processing and Separation of Resources (LPSR-UTokyo), Department of Systems Innovation at the University of Tokyo has a full complement of equipment in characterization and chemical analysis, materials/minerals processing, and hydrometallurgy. In addition, LPSR-UTokyo has access to all of the other materials engineering equipment and laboratories available in the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Toyko.
A complete inventory of lab equipment at each CR3 university site is available at http://wp.wpi.edu/cr3/about/facilities/.