Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Name Levänen, Erkki
Organisation TAU
Project title
Novel synthesis methods for advanced porous ceramics from mine tailings
Decision No. 326470
Decision date 17.06.2015
Funding period 01.01.2019 - 31.08.2019
Funding 26 519
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Project description
In CeraTAIL project, robust processes for utilizing mine tailings as raw material for porous ceramics will be developed. The studied processes are energy efficient ceramic processes, and their novel combinations. As a result, it is possible to select the most suitable raw materials and production method combination to achieve structurally sound porous ceramics. It is expected that by screening mine tailings and identifying active, passive and deleterious components for each processing route and process combinations will make this possible. As a result of this research, currently landfilled waste can be utilized, strengthening Finnish cleantech know-how. This research will have wide applicability, since porous ceramics are used in a wide array of industrial processes; they are frequently used as filters, catalyst supports, insulators and absorbents.