The LIFE-2-ACID project has been presented at the 16th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems (SDEWES), which took place from 10 to 15 October in hybrid mode. The University of Cantabria participated with an oral communication entitled “LCA assessment of zinc recovery from spent pickling acids” in the session “Sustainability comparisons and measurements // life cycle analysis”.
SDEWES 2021 brought together some 630 scientists, researchers, and experts in the field of sustainable development from 58 countries. The work presented at SDEWES 2021 assesses the environmental impacts and resource use of the LIFE-2-ACID technology, which consists of non-dispersive solvent extraction (NDSX) and electrodeposition (EW) to recover iron and zinc from spent pickling acid (SPA). In addition, the environmental impacts of NDSX/EW are compared with conventional SPA treatment, and the material credits of the recovered products are also studied.
You can see presentation here.