A network on Production of Novel Products from Glassy Combustion Residues About 60Mt of glassy combustion residues are produced annually within the EU by electric power generation and waste incineration. On average about 50% of these residues are utilized, with large variation from country to country (15- nearly 100%). The coal combustion residues have been produced for more ...

Targeted Research Action on Waste Minimisation And Recycling The recognition, throughout the European Union and indeed the rest of the world, that sustainable growth should be the controlling process for guiding the development of technology through the millennium and beyond, is now well established. The more difficult problem is defining the content and thrust of the effort necessary to convert the ...

Action For a LOw Weight Vehicule Technology The purpose of the network is to integrate efforts towards producing low weight automobiles. Previous efforts have primarily concentrated on investigating alternatives for reducing the weight of the automotive body structure. This network will link those past efforts with the current project activities looking at reducing the weight ...

INtelligent MANufacturing of advanced tailored coatings deposited on low cost materials for highly demanding tribological applications By using aqueous dispersed nanoparticles in electrolytic and electroless plating solutions, it is hoped to deposit composite surface coatings onto cheaper base metals. Three types of nanoparticles, SiC, Diamond and spherical alumina, are co-deposited in electrolytic NiFe coatings and electroless ...

MAGnesium PLATing and assembly for advanced applications Today, the consumption of magnesium alloys for structural applications in the automotive, aeronautics and space industries is stagnating, or even decreasing, compared to the 1960s. And yet magnesium is the highest of all metals and one the most abundant and most easily machinable and castable ones. It also has ...

Development of a Management system for HYdroxyde sludge produced by the Surface Treatment Industry The surface treatment industry generates large quantities of metallic hydroxide sludge from the purification of waste water. In order to comply with environmental constraints, this sludge must be eliminated without causing adverse effects to human health or to the environment. In 1991 the European Commission modified ...