Messe  /  May 14, 2018  -  May 18, 2018

iCycle® at IFAT 2018

Fraunhofer UMSICHT will participate again at this year’s world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management IFAT at Munich. The trade fair takes place from 14th to 18th of May 20018 at the International Congress Center (ICC) Munich. Fraunhofer UMSICHT, institute branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg, will be represented twice: At the joint booth with Bayern Innovativ (Hall A4, Booth 151/250) and right in front of hall 4 (location 34A.19) where the team from Fraunhofer UMSICHT will present the first industrial demonstrator of the iCycle® technology.

With the iCycle® technology recyclers will be able to recover metals, fibers, and energy from composite materials like electronic waste, end-of-life vehicles or fiber-reinforced plastics. The process allows a gentle, non-oxidative extraction of metals and fibers from the waste streams and, at same time, to obtain liquid and gaseous energy carriers. While the energy carriers can be used for both, heating the process and generating electricity and heat, the metals or fibers can be sold for a high quality material recycling. Specific focus is on residues from waste treatment, e.g. the treatment of electronic waste. Furthermore, with the iCycle®-technology it is possible to profitably produce metal concentrates from shredder residues, which can be sold copper smelters for instance.

Meet UMSICHT at the joint booth with Bayern Innovativ: Hall A4, Booth 151/250 or right in front of hall 4 (location 34A.19). There, you can visit the first industrial demonstrator of the iCycle® process.