Real-time detection of macro plastics from image recordings of the surface of rivers, lakes and the sea (Marine Plast Ident)
The goal of the project is to develop an integrated camera system that allows an automated identification and quantification of macroplastic floating at the surface of water bodies. The weather-resistant device shall be mountable all types of vessels to achieve a broad-scaled litter monitoring.
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM)
01.07.2019 – 31.12.2021
Analytical core logging system (ANCORELOG)
ANCORELOG aims to deliver precise real-time and online information deducted from chemical, physical and textural sample properties through a combination of innovative technologies. Precise measurements of chemical element concentrations on the sample surface will be weighted and interpolated to the full sample volume. Additionally physical and textural sample parameters will be considered for a classification of rock samples into geological, geotechnical and geometallurgical domains using algorithms designed to fulfill end user needs
EIT Raw Materials
KIC Value Added Activity (KAVA)
01.04.2018 – 31.03.2021
DMT GmbH & Co. KG (project lead), Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR), Catura Geoprojects (Geosciences Conseil), ERAMET IDeas, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Fraunhofer), Geologian tutkimuskeskus (Geological Survey of Finland GTK ), LTB Lasertechnik Berlin GmbH, LTU Business AB, Minas de Aguas Teñidas SAU (MATSA), Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. VTT), Université de Liège, Université Paris Sud-Paris Saclay
Compact X-Ray Fluorescence probe for uniquely flexible, efficient and accurate underground material analysis
Rapid and accurate sample analysis improves the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of mineral exploration and mining. The EU-funded IBERIA XRF project is developing a tiny probe that uses X-ray fluorescence, a non-destructive analytical technique used to determine the elemental composition of materials with outstanding accuracy. The analytical technique determines the chemistry of a sample by measuring the fluorescent X-ray emitted by it when excited by a primary X-ray source. Unlike traditional methods, such as neutron activation, which are very expensive and time consuming, X-ray fluorescence will decrease exploration costs and duration by over 80 %.