The Department of Processing and Recycling investigates research issues of waste management with a holistic approach. Three central aspects are relevant: material systems, single processes to complete process chains as well as their modeling and assessment. With this approach, we conduct thorough technical and economic studies for planning, organization and assessment in the field of secondary raw materials.

To implement this approach, the department possesses an extensively equipped technical laboratory. Experimental setups from laboratory to pilot plants scale allow us to carry out application-oriented research and development. Our staff is trained in aspects of engineering-science and practical considerations and commands broad experience in our field of research. This is essential for the successful implementation of innovative research projects at national and European level.