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Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, IWATE UNIVERSITY

YAMAGUCHI KatsunoriProfessor

Affiliation Faculty of Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering
·Master's Programs
Frontier Materials and Function Engineering
·Doctoral Programs
Frontier Matter and Function Engineering
Keywords Urban Mines, Metal Refining, Metal Recycling
Summary Rare metals and non-ferrous metals, included household electrical appliances, electronics and automobiles, are dormant resources in Japan. Catalysts used in cars to purify exhaust emissions contain precious metals such as platinum, rhodium and palladium. My research is focused on how to recover these precious metals. I also use plastic waste as reducing materials to recycle plasterboard discarded when buildings are dismantled. I have been successful in producing calcium oxide (CaO), a valuable resource, by combining different wastes to produce recycled calcium resources such as calcium hydroxide and limestone.
Research Fields Extractive Metallurgy, Physical Chemistry of Materials, High Temperature Calorimetry
Subjects Thermodynamics of Materials, Extractive Metallurgy
[Master's Programs] Advanced Physical Chemistry of Materials
[Doctoral Programs] Advanced Metallurgical Processing for Materials I
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