Our Project

The ION4RAW stands for ionometallurgy of primary sources for an enhanced raw materials recovery. The project proposes a new energy-, material- and cost-efficient mineral processing technology to recover by-products from primary sources by means of innovative Deep Eutectic Solvent (DES) ionic liquids and advanced electrochemical methods as an only step. ION4RAW will make an ambitious contribution to the EIP Raw Materials Strategic Implementation Plan unlocking the full potential of Europe’s inner wealth by converting new and currently unexploited resources into reserves.








By products

Joint recovery of by-products

Targeted metals to be recovered as by-products are within Cu-Ag-Au group: tellurium (Te), selenium (Se), rhenium (Re), and molybdenum (Mo), as well as Critical Raw Materials as bismuth (Bi), germanium (Ge), indium (In), cobalt (Co), platinum (Pt) and antimony (Sb). Accompanying major product metals, e.g. copper (Cu), silver (Ag) and gold (Au), may also be recovered by this process.

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