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IQE Group present at Smart Chemistry Smart Future

Grupo IQE presente en Smart Chemistry Smart Future
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From 30 May to 2 June the Grupo IQE was present at the fourth edition Smart Chemistry-Smart Future in Expoquimia (Barcelona). An event organised by FEIQUE (Spanish Chemical Industry Business Federation), which brings together the leading companies in the Spanish chemical sector.

On Tuesday 30 May, Miguel Cano, R&D&I Researcher and Product Manager at Industrias Quimicas del Ebro, S. A., was responsible for carrying out the smarttalkLIFE ZEROSILIBRINE, Precipitated Silica: recovery of waste through a circular economy strategy. Recovery of water and sodium sulphate.

The LIFE ZEROSILIBRINE Project is a PILOT PROJECT that applies an innovative technology for the treatment of precipitated silica landfill, an environmental challenge without a viable solution at present. The implementation of a Circular Economy strategy in the precipitated silica sector will mitigate the environmental impact caused by the discharge of the generated by-product (sodium sulphate), recovering 100% of the water to be reused again in the production process itself (reduction of water abstraction and reuse of the discharged water as process water) and recovering the sodium sulphate as a high purity product of commercial interest.