Mineral Recovery from IBA

  • Profit from a large number of high quality presentations and cases studies from internationally renowned companies, waste incineration facilities and research institutes.
  • Learn how new developments in metal and mineral recovery can be applied to your own processes.
  • Network with international experts, researchers and entrepreneurs from a wide variety of fields and expand your professional contacts.
  • See how things are done in other parts of the world and exchange experiences and practices with professional participants from countries such as the USA, Finland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Germany.
  • Take part in an exclusive evening get-together at the first day at the hotel in Dusseldorf.
Mineral Recovery from IBA

The VDI Metal and Mineral Recovery from IBA conference will give you an insight into the newest technological developments used to recover metals and minerals from cinder produced by incinerating waste. Renowned waste disposal companies and research institutes will present their solutions, many of which take over 2 years to develop. This conference will also give you the opportunity to see how metal and mineral recovery works in various countries with the various methodologies used in the USA, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, for example

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Making the most of our waste.

Metals and minerals are becoming increasingly valuable and their demand is steadily growing. That’s why it makes good economic sense to increase the efficiency with which these prized materials are recovered from the byproducts of waste incineration. There are many ways in which metals and minerals can be extracted from the so-called ‘slack’ or cinder that remains after waste has been burned. The VDI Metal and Mineral Recovery from IBA conference will bring together experts from a variety of fields to discuss up-to-date research, experiments and best practice examples on how to recover valuable resources from our waste.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2018


Registration & welcome coffee


Chair’s welcome and opening address

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Deike, Institute of Metal Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

I. Legislation and Implementation in Key Countries


Endprocessing of non-ferrous Fractions from IBA

  • Sampling and evaluation
  • Processing and multi-metal recovery chain
  • Products and recovery rates 
  • Legal aspects and sustainability

Andreas Nolte, Integrated Managementsystems, Security&Risk, Public Recycling Affairs, Aurubis AG, Germany


MSWI BA Utilization in Finland

  • New act for utilization of BA in civil engineering
  • Experiences from field of utilization
  • Use of BA in concrete products
  • Advantages and challenges in utilization of BA

Riina Rantsi, Liiketoimintajohtaja, Chief Operating Officer, Erityisjate, Finland


Networking & coffee break

II. Processing of Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA)


Case-Study for Processing and Application of fine MWIA: Increased Value from fine (0-4 mm) Bottom Ash by Selective Comminution 

  • How does the Mill process fit to the standard MWIA-Process 
  • Combination of dry and wet processing of the mill reject product to generate clean ferrous, non-ferrous and mineral product 
  • Potential of binding behavior of fine mineral product by modification of chemical and mineralogical composition - Alternative for dumping/dump construction material

Dr. Andreas Jungmann, Director, CALA Aufbereitungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG,


Sorting and Upgrade of Incinerator Bottom Ash

  • Recovery of ferrous and non-ferrous metals from IBA
  • Sensor based separation of non-ferrous metals and high grade materials
  • Benefit and outlook for new fractions and sorting tasks

Jörg Schunicht, Product Management & Key Account, Steinert GmbH, Germany




Improved Metal and Mineral Recovery by High Voltage Pulse Treatment 

  • Process principle and theory
  • Results in comparison to other processes 
  • Example of plant in operation

Frédéric von der Weid, CEO, Selfrag AG, Kerzers, Switzerland


The Benefits of an integrated Dry Process for Metal Recovery out of IBA

  • Overview of the integrated dry process from IBA to high grade non-ferrous metal products
  • A profitable process to recover metals from IBA > 0,5 mm
  • Quality and composition of the non ferrous metal products

Ivan Zuest, Head of Engineer, Engineering, DHZ AG, Switzerland


Networking & coffee break


Klondike IBA? - Resource Management and Ash to Cash Strategies (more cradle to cradle = more value to profit)

  • Stainless steel & metal sorting from IBA
  • Non-ferrous metal refining concept for 0-30 mm
  • Innovative processing concept for IBA fine and coarse

Christian Wagner, Freelance Recycling Services, IBA client IMRO Maschinenbau GmbH, 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.

Thursday, November 08, 2018


Thermo-Recycling – Implementing the new Recycling Concept to effectively Recovery Metals from IBA

  • Thermo-Recycling as an important part of the urban mining strategy
  • The foundation ZAR: 8 years experiences of ThermoRe®-Technology development
  • Performance of the new full size IBA-recycling plant in Hinwil

Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Leo Morf, Chair of technical advisory board ZAR, Division Thermal waste treatment plants, AWEL, Canton Zurich, Switzerland


Vertical Integration of non-ferrous or total Ash Processing System

  • Thought process for internalization
  • Commodity evaluation value enhancement
  • Future opportunities

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


Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) Processing and Conversion into reusable Construction Materials 

  • More than 20 years’ experience in placing IBA aggregate in construction
  • Responsible use of recovered mineral aggregates
  • Technology choice dependent on input ash quality versus end quality needs
  • Portfolio of available IBA cleaning technology (dry & wet)

Rogier van de Weijer, International Business Development Manager, Inashco B.V., The Netherlands


Networking & coffee break


Mining IBA for (precious) Metals

  • Different yields between dry and wet treatment
  • Stainless Steel optimization
  • HNF in various output streams
  • HNF from sand using density separation

Jan-Peter Born, Manager Business Ontwikkeling Energie, HVC Group, The Netherlands

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


Measuring the Quantity and Quality of the recycled IBA Metals – with a Focus on Aluminium

  • The EU Commission proposal for measuring the recycled IBA metals and the need for the EU Member States to adjust their reporting
  • How the aluminium remelting and refining companies deal with the intake of aluminium recovered from IBA
  • The long-term perspective for the various metal recycling options

Maarten G. Labberton, Director Packaging Group, European Aluminium, Belgium




Incinerator Bottom Ashes and EU Regulation: Quo Vadis?

  • The incorporation of metals from incinerator bottom ashes (IBAs) in the EU’s recycling targets
  • New rules to prevent and control emissions from the treatment of slags and/ or bottom ashes as part of the BREF process
  • The updated definition and description of the waste ecotoxic property ‘HP 14’
  • Opportunities to fund related research and innovation projects

Alexis Thuau, Policy Officer, ESWET – European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology aisbl, Belgium


Improved Utilization of the Fine Fraction (< 4 mm) of IBA using Eddy Current Separation

  • Overview of the performance of the mechanical conditioning
  • Introduction of the innovative approach using eddy current separation
  • Quality and composition of the resulting fractions

Dr. Carsten Gellermann, Head of Division Secondary Raw Materials, Fraunhofer IWKS, Germany


Networking & coffee break

IV. Minerals Fraction: Application and Further Processing


Officina Dell’Ambiente spa: An European Example of circular Economy

  • Legislative European context about end of waste
  • Transposition of the European legislation in Italy 
  • Applications of Matrix – cement, bricks, concrete, bituminous conglomerates
  • Circular economy: end-of-life of construction materials
  • Credentials and Certifications

Luca Zammarian, Operational Manager, Process R&D Department, Officina Dell’Ambiente, Italy


Influence of the Water Content on Screening and Sorting of IBA

  • Results of the research project KlaRo 
  • Screening of dried IBA, dried by belt dryer
  • Wet screening of IBA with reduced amount of water
  • Eddy current separation with dried and wet IBA

Dennis Wegkamp M.Sc., Process Engineer, pbo Ingenieursgesellschaft mbH, Germany


Metals in the fine Fraction of Bottom Ash

  • Metal behaviour at high temperatures in WtE
  • Structure and composition of metals
  • Metal determination using metallographic methods

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Deike, Institute of Metal Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany


Conference chair’s closing remarks


End of conference

Who is this conference for?

The VDI Metal and Mineral Recovery from IBA conference is aimed at professionals and management in companies that are involved with waste management, recycling and metal and mineral processing and recovery. The target audience includes:

  • Operators of incinerators
  • Public works companies
  • Metal Traders
  • Environmental services companies
  • Construction material associations
  • Recycling service Providers
  • Copper producers
  • Recycling companies
  • Aluminum roll manufacturers
  • Waste incinerators
  • Waste disposal site Operators

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