The FINEST Challenge

 

Industrial processes are inevitably associated with generating fine-grained particulate matter. Such fine-grained residues rarely find re-entry into industrial value chains; typically, they are disposed and become an environmental burden. Prominent examples are dusts from mineral processing, shredder fines, degraded end-of-life fibers, or micro plastic entering the natural environment. The FINEST project will process various residues and minimize hazards by designing high-value products and/or inert residues.