Institute for Process Metallurgy and Metal Recycling (IME)

The Institute for Process Technology and Metal Recycling is engaged in applied research in the fields of extractive metallurgy (both pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy), metal refining and electrolysis, and the recycling of metals from diverse waste streams. Within this framework, processes are designed and further developed with optimized use of resources and taking into account critical waste streams. Due to the growing public and political interest in battery recycling, IME has systematically investigated optimal pyro- and hydrometallurgical recycling concepts for all common battery systems since 1999.