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    bottone 10-13 yrs

    Discovering Minerals and Rocks: a filled cupcake shows us how a reservoir looks like. (download pdf).

    bottone 10-13 yrs

    Three slices of different types of bread, such as white bread, brown bread, bread with cereals with jam and cream cheese, can be used to illustrate geological phenomena (download pdf).

    bottone 10-19 yrs

    The "Tool kit PLANT4RM" aims to show to students the technique of phytoremediation and phytomining of heavy metals rich soils by using plants which hyperaccumulate these metals in above-ground organs.  (download pdf)

    bottone rosso

    Experimentation of the metallurgical processes used to produce copper in the industry. 

    Three experiences (download pdf) :

    • Leaching of copper oxides in sulfuric acid.
    • Electrolysis of copper or cementation of copper.
    • Flotation of chalcopyrite.

    bottone 10-13 yrs
    Manipulation of samples of rocks, ores, minerals and pure metal and experiment on density based on the Archimedes' principle (download pdf).

    14-19 yrs

    Assembly of several , microbial fuel cells for electricity production testing several carbohydrate rich nutrients. (download pdf)


    Diluted aqueous solutions of metal salts are obtained during recycling processes. The use of ion exchange resins has been proofed to be the process of choice in this field (download pdf).

    14-19 yrs

    Flotation Deinking is the industrial process of removing printing ink from paper fibers of recycled paper to make deinked pulp. In Europe the most common process is froth flotation deinking (download pdf).

    10-19 yrs

    Disassembly of mobile phones, association between materials contained in the mobile phones and resources extracted and processed to produce the mobile phones (download pdf).

    14-19 yrs

  • Precipitation and leaching: A more or less complex mixture of metal salts can be separated in the pure metals using a sequence of reactions causing some components to precipitate. This strategy is utilized in gold mining operations where gold is leached using cyanides (download pdf).
  • Anion exchanger: Separation of Cu2+ and Fe3+ by an ion exchanger (exchange resin) and the following detection reactions. (download pdf)

  • 10-19 yrs

    Importance of RMs in emerging technologies (download pdf).

    10-13 yrs

    Saving copper from waste. (download pdf)

    14-19 yrs

    Biopolymers from sustainable resources are being considered as alternatives to commodity synthetic polymers. Keratin from wool wastes can be used to prepare biodegradable new products for biomedical fields and filtration systems for water depuration and air cleaning.(download pdf)

    14-19 yrs

    Identify rare earths within a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) (download pdf).

    14-19 yrs

    Struvite from urine. (download pdf)

    14-19 yrs

    This "toolkit" introduces school pupils to the fascinating world of fiber reinforced plastics. Special attention is put on the advantageous properties of these materials and also the hurdles that still have to be overcome to fully recycle fiber reinforced plastics. In addition, school pupils will get an insight into biobased matrix materials which open up a host of research opportunities and have the potential to party solve the recycling problem.(download pdf)

    14-19 yrs

    Substitution of critical RMs in PV such as Gallium and Indium in solar cells, by using Organic Materials. Use of graphene to substitute ITO used as transparent conductive electrode in flat displays and in solar cells (download pdf).

    10-19 yrs

    A look into the future: Nanomagnetim and Nanotechnology.

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