HTR (High Tech Recycling Research Center)

The High-Tech Recycling Centre (HTR) is a joint research centre founded in 2007. It links some Italian Universities (Sapienza, L’ Aquila, Genova, Bologna, Cagliari, Polytechnic Institute of Marche) and Research centre (Institute of Environmental Geology and Geo-Engineering – Roma) involved in development of innovative technologies in secondary raw materials treatment and energy recovery. From a legal point of view HTR is a Department of the University Sapienza and it is administrated by Sapienza offices and the legal representative is the Rector of the University. HTR laboratories located in the different participating Universities have competence on:

- Chemistry

- Chemical engineering

- Process design

- Process analysis

The main activities of HTR are:

- Development of technologies and processes

- Procedure definition (total technical specifications)

- Prototype and Innovative plants realization

- Technical economical and market analysis

- Life Cycle Assessment

Financed research projects:

-Project founded by MIUR: Development of hydrometallurgic processes for the recovery of WEEE (RTD

performer)

-European project "Research for the benefit of SMEs" (FP7-SME-2008-1). “HydroWEEE: Innovative

Hydrometallurgical Processes to recover Metals from WEEE, fluorescent lamps and batteries.”

-National Project financed by the Ministry of Environment: "Algae Energy“

-National Project financed by FILAS: "Nanohydro“ (RTD performer)

-European project FP7, Collaborative project (FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage). “HydroWEEE: Innovative

Hydrometallurgical Processes to recover Metals from WEEE, fluorescent lamps and batteries - Demonstration "