Being a University of Resources, the TU Bergakademie – focuses comprehensively on securing the supply of natural resources along the entire added value chain.
5,600 Students, 6 Faculties, 86 Professors and 2 Collaborative Research Centers.
It covers the spectrum from the exploration for new deposits, the low impact, environmentally sound extraction of the raw materials as well as the development of alternative energy technologies and efficient materials right up to the recycling process. The basic idea of sustainable development remains at the forefront at all times.
The TU Bergakademie Freiberg thus provides society with the basis for an environmentally compatible supply of resources which are essential for universal economic growth.
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Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mineral Processing
Research activities at the Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mineral Processing are mainly focused on the areas of mechanical separation processes, functional particles, mineral processing and recycling.
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Solid-liquid-separation is one of the institute?s particular fields of expertise. Based on long-term research, knowledge in the filtration of clay containing suspensions, filtration of fine suspensions, filter cake washing, steam pressure filtration, oil sand process development, deep bed filtration and the filtration of metal melts (CRC 920) is gained.
Besides process technologies the institute provides a high level of professional competence in the field of particle system characterization. A large variety of different instruments to measure physical properties related to surface chemistry, porosity, density as well as different types of spectroscopy and image analysis techniques in two and three dimensions are available at the institute?s laboratories.
Institute of ceramics, glass and construction materials
Research at the professorship of construction materials is focussed on various building materials such as mortar and concrete (self compacting and high performance concrete), ternary binders, geopolymers, refractory concrete. Specifically, research & development deal with the use of waste or secondary raw materials such as aluminosilicates, slags, red mud, ashes and so on. Projects include the use of such materials either as raw materials in high temperature manufacturing processes or as compound of building materials.
Furthermore the institute works on characterization and optimisation of macroscopic properties such as durability, workability, shrinkage and mechanical properties and surface properties of reactive materials. Basic research into microstructure is done using calorimetry, X-ray diffraction, sorption isotherms (H2O and N2), porosimetry as well as ultra sound.