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Bioprocess Engineering:

It involves the development of equipment and processes to be used on an industrial scale in order to produce goods with high added value. The interface between the areas of biotechnology and process engineering allows to recover elements and compounds from industrial waste and urban waste, using living organisms for processes in bioreactors and fermenters. This method is considered not only more “green” compared to traditional methods used in metal recovery industries, but also makes it possible to obtain products that are economically or technologically unfeasible by traditional routes.


Green Engineering:

The concept of green engineering must be present from the conception of the project until its execution, conserving natural resources and reducing negative impacts on the environment, being able to offer all the support in the development of industrial processes and products that favor the population and promote the sustainable development of countries.


Urban Mining:

Urban mining is based on the recovery of materials from urban waste, contributing to sustainability. In this way, the waste of valuable materials is reduced, as well as the impacts on the environment.


Recycling Processes:

The recycling process is the conversion of waste or obsolete equipment into new raw material or input. For this, recycling processes may involve physical, chemical and / or biological interventions in order to promote the transformation of materials. The processing allows the reinsertion of materials, previously discarded, into the production process, increasing the useful life and avoiding premature disposal.

Sustainable Processes:

According to the Ministry of Environment’s website, “Sustainable Production” can be understood as the incorporation, throughout the life cycle of goods and services, of the best possible alternatives to minimize environmental and social impacts. In this way, it is intended to prevent environmental and human health impacts, generating wealth and social well-being.


Wastewater treatment:

In practically all industrial sectors, the treatment of effluents aims to remove organic and inorganic pollutants from wastewater and to ensure that their disposal meets the minimum requirements required by law. Treatment techniques are chosen according to the nature of the pollutants. There are several techniques for treating effluents, which may include physical (for example, sieving), chemical (chlorination, precipitation, ion exchange, etc.) or biological processes (aerobic or anaerobic lagoons, for example). With regard to the treatment of effluents, it is possible to reduce the environmental impact by recovering water and / or compounds of economic interest present in the effluents or by choosing treatment techniques that generate less waste.


Industrial Waste and Treatment:


The environmental problems involving industrial residues and wastes make companies look for technologies and innovations in the management of their residues. Therefore, industrial process residues generated by different segments must be treated, aiming at the recovery of metals for social, economic and environmental reasons. The treatment of industrial residues and waste is seen as an alternative for the use of residues that are currently not economically viable.