ReCoVR
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ReCoVR – Recovery and Circularity of Valuable Resources

ReCoVR designs and develops novel functional materials and technologies to selectively recover high-value molecules. These electrified separation technologies are key to many industrial processes and essential to improve circularity.

In short:

  • Resources and raw materials will become increasingly sparse due to the growing world population
  • Recovering valuable resources from residue streams is essential
  • ReCoVR designs and develops novel functional materials and technologies to selectively recover high-value molecules

By 2050 all resources are reusable

Resources and raw materials are becoming increasingly sparse due to the growing world population. Therefore, we need to transition to a circular economy in which all resources are reusable by 2050. Development of novel sustainable technologies that can recover valuable resources from residue streams is essential to enabling this transition.

Recover high-value molecules

ReCoVR will design and develop novel functional materials and technologies to selectively recover high-value molecules.

We will employ these materials and technologies in the design of state-of-the-art precision separation processes based on ab- and adsorbers, membranes and affinity fluid separation technologies. These technologies will be key in making numerous industrial processes more efficient, sustainable and circular. In this way, the Netherlands will be leading in the worldwide transition to a circular society.

circularity

Also interesting to read

  • As part of the ReCoVR project educational material has been developed for secondary education. Learn more about this learning module (in Dutch): ‘Scheikunde voor Circulariteit’, NVOX 2022.