Recovery of Metals and Minerals from IBA

  • Learn the latest findings from research and trials.
  • Discover what new solutions exist and transfer them to your situation.
  • Exchange ideas with international experts from various fields.
International Conference: Metals and Minerals Recovery

How do you recover the greatest amount of metals and minerals from "slag" in the most cost-effective way and at the same time efficiently? This question is the focal point of the 2nd VDI conference "Recovery of Metals and Minerals from IBA". As a participant, you will find out which procedures are available here and learn about the latest developments in this sector. Take the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts in the field.

Recover valuable metals and non-metals from slag

Slag belongs to the combustion residues which are produced as part of waste incineration. Although slag is a waste product, it contains both precious metals and non-metals. As a rule, the high value of the goods makes an efficient recovery very lucrative.

The "Recovery of Metals and Minerals from IBA" conference is dedicated to the different approaches which you can use to recover these metals from slag. Companies, waste incineration plants, research institutes and many more will present the latest developments at the conference.

    Your benefits:

  • Learn the latest findings from research and trials.
  • Discover what new solutions exist and transfer them to your situation.
  • Exchange ideas with international experts from various fields.

The contents of the "Recovery of Metals and Minerals from IBA" conference.

The following topics will be covered at the event:

  • Procedures which you can use to recover the most metals and minerals
  • Cost-effective and, at the same time, efficient approaches for metal recovery
  • Current research developments in this field

We would like to invite you to an evening event on the first evening of the conference - an excellent opportunity for networking and exchanging ideas with colleagues and experts.

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Program of the Conference

1st day: October 11, 2016


Registration & welcome coffee


Chair’s welcome and opening address

I. Legislation and Implementation in Key Countries


European Activities for Treatment and Recovery of MSWI
Solid Residues

  • Results of research projects in Germany and Switzerland
  • Treatment of MSWI solid residues as part of BREF Waste Incineration (WI)
  • Data collection under BREF WI
  • Future activities

Markus Gleis, Engineer for Environmental Protection, Member of Scientific
Staff Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt), Dessau-Roßlau,


Towards widespread Utilization of Municipal Solid Waste
Incinerator (MSWI) Bottom Ash (BA) Minerals in Finland

  • Legislation regarding MSWI BA utilization in Finland
  • Treatment processes and Current applications
  • Future possibilities and challenges

Annika Sormunen, M.Sc., Environmental Specialist, Suomen Erityisjäte oy,
Forssa, Finland


Networking & coffee break


Dutch Green Deal Bottom Ash: Status 2016

  • Short overview Green Deal
  • Various options to meet targets
  • Progess thus far
  • Outlook for the first deadline: 2017 and beyond

Dr. Jan-Peter Born, Business Developer, Strategy and Business
Development, N.V. HVC, Alkmaar, The Netherlands


Recovery of Resources in Bottom Ash 2nd Stage

  • Development process up to the final design of the new metal sorting plant
  • Plant design – 6 lines down to 0,5 mm
  • Results from full scale operation – Metal recovery rate
  • Recovery of the minerals
  • Relation to the circular economy

Jens Kallesoe, CEO, Afatek A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark


The Hedging of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Scrap in the
IBA Process

  • A brief history of the LME why it is key to risk management
  • How the scrap industry uses the LME
  • What risks do IBA producers need to manage
  • How to identify and manage these metal risks

Robert Fig, Head of Physical Market Sales, LME – A HKEX Company, London,
United Kingdom



II. Processing of Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA)


Waste to Energy Ash – A Sustainable Source of Raw

  • Waste to Energy ash from a Dutch Green Deal perspective
  • Integrated metal sorting and mineral cleaning
  • A solution for the ash residue is a license to operate for the Waste to
    Energy Industry

Arno La Haye, CEO, INASHCO B.V., Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Realization and Practice of a full Scale IBA wet remediation
plant (Green Deal)

  • Dutch legislation (Green Deal) 1
  • Cooperation with HVC
  • Results from pilot test
  • Full scale design and first results

Arjan Kok, B.Sc., Project Manager, Boskalis Dolman B.V., Papendrecht,
The Netherlands


Networking & coffee break


Innovative Concepts for the Recovery of Precious Metals
from Slags and Ashes

  • Concepts in biohydrometallurgy
  • Microbial flotation additives for ashes
  • Bioleaching of slags and ashes
  • Precious metal recovery and Process design

Dr. Esther Gabor, Program Manager Green Mining, Research and
Development, BRAIN AG, Zwingenberg, Germany


End of conference day one


At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed
and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants
and Speakers.

2nd day: October 12, 2016


Separation of fine grain Size Fraction of IBA and its
Characterization for Recycling Purposes

  • An overview of IBA
  • Separation process Characterization of IBA fine grain size fraction
  • Recycling potential of fine grain size fraction

Reza.M. Ulum, M.Sc., Institute of Metal Engineering, University of
Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany


From End-of-Live Packaging & Consumer Goods till a new
Beginning of an End-of-Waste Produ

  • Overview of metal content in IBA and its treatment technologies
  • Importants of optimal recycling with existing technologies and how to
    increase yields in metal recycling for IBA processing plants
  • Importants of recycling true IBA for packaging

Albrecht Vanhoutte, M.Eng. Commercial Engineer, Galloo NV, Menen,


Urban Mining and Bottom Ash Valorization in Flanders

  • Landfill site as opportunity for IBA valorization
  • Public private partnership as opportunity for building an installation and
    for valorization of the metals
  • Opportunities for the fine fraction (0–8 mm)
  • Strengthened rules for the granulates in Flanders

Ing. M.Sc. Johan Bonier, General Manager, Technical Department, Imog,
Harelbeke, Belgium


Networking & coffee break


Innovative Treatment Trains of IBA from MSW with special
focus on the fate and behavior of the fine fraction < 2 mm

• Requirements and prospects of general treatment methods
• Comparison of three innovative treatment trains for IBA from MSW with
different Approaches
• Special treatment trains
• Influences on the generated metal and mineral fractions

Olaf Holm, Dr.-Ing., Scientist in Environmental Engineering, Bundesanstalt
für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany

III. Recovery of Metals from IBA, further Processing and Application


How to Valorize Precious Metals in Bottom Ashes

  • General overview Umicore Precious Metals Refining (UPMR)
  • Bottom ashes: On which fraction is our focus
  • Importance of correct sampling and assaying
  • UPMR flowsheet
  • Environmental and ethical aspects and future prospects

Thierry Van Kerckhofen, M.Sc., Global Sales Manger, Commerical
Departement, Umicore Precious Metals Refining, Hoboken, Belgium




Wet and dry Bottom Ash Extraction – An Alternative Way to
get to the valuable Part of Bottom Ash

  • Direct extraction of fine bottom ash < 10 mm
  • Simple modification of existing plants
  • Better recovery of metals
  • Standardization of a treatment tower helps to keep the costs low

Oliver Müller, Technical Project Manager, Flue Gas and Residue Treatment,
Hitachi Zosen Inova AG, Zurich, Switzerland


Production of a Stable Building Material by Treatment of
MSWI BA with the EquiAsh Process

  • Current utilization and legislation regarding MSWI BA in the Netherlands
  • Green Deal MSWI BA – transformation to a free applicable building
  • Geochemical properties of bottom ash, ageing, long term stability
  • Description of the EquiAsh process: Treatment steps and reactions
  • Results of large scale tests with BA of AEB Amsterdam

Jaap Steketee, M.Sc., Consultant Environmental Chemistry and Engineering,
Tauw bv, Deventer, The Netherlands


Bottom Ash Management in Italy

  • Update on the state-of-the-art of IBA management in Italy
  • IBA characterization in Italy based on the historical data from WTE plants,
    and with special emphasis on their hazardousness
  • Perspective of IBA dry extraction in Italy

Mario Grosso, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Networking & coffee break


Metal Recovery Improvements

  • Background and Plant based improvements
  • Product quality initiatives
  • Lessons learned future Opportunities

Steven J. Bossotti, P.E., Senior Vice President, Covanta Metals Management,
Covanta, USA


OPTIMIN: Innovative Bottom Ash Treatment for Resourcing
different Mineral Components as Construction Material

  • Washing IBA for removing salts and the wastewater treatment in-line
  • First operating experiences with amendments of IBA-Components in
    reference blocks
  • Construction of test areas of concrete an asphalt with amendments of
  • Possible problems with glass in IBA as construction material and the
    possibilities to its removal

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Lübben, Climate Protection Management, Stadtreinigung
Hamburg AöR, Hamburg, Germany


Conference chair’s closing remarks


End of conference

Who is the conference aimed at?

The event addresses:

  • Operators of waste incinerator plants
  • Waste incinerator plants and landfills
  • Copper producers and manufacturers of aluminium rolls
  • Service providers for recycling, recycling companies and environmental services
  • Municipal utilities
  • Metal traders
  • Construction associations

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Would you like to learn how you can recover a greater amount of valuable metals and non-metals from the slag in a waste incineration plant? Are you seeking a professional exchange of ideas with various experts and colleagues? Then reserve a place for the 2nd VDI conference "Recovery of Metals and Minerals from IBA".

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