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Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management // Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Working group "Environmental Remediation and Mineral Waste"

The working group "material-oriented waste technology" deals with mineral by-products and wastes (ashes, slags, C&D waste, mineral wool, manganese salts), polymers (lightweight packaging, multilayer foils, bio-based plastics), compound materials (photovoltaic modules), contaminated soil and groundwater, landfills and their leachates as well as industrial waste waters. 


Ag Vollprecht 2 Engl

Research fields of the working group "Environmental Remediation and Mineral Waste"


The focus is on characterization, mobilization and fixation of valuable and problematic constituents using microscopic, spectroscopic, thermo- and hydrochemical metthods as well as thermodynamic models. The investigated constiuents range from the atomic scale (binding of individual elements) via the phase scale (mineralogical composition) to the particle scale (separation of individual particles using sensor-based sorting, disintegration of compound materials).

Aim of this research is to lay the scientific-technological foundations for a high value recycling of these waste streams by producing concentrates of valuable materials of high purity and by removing and/or immobilizing contaminants.


Ongoing projects of the WG


Other contract research projects (commissioned directly by companies, so we cannot list them here)

Organization of the waste management and recycling conference Recy & DepoTech


Completed projects of the WG (in the laste 2 years)


Other contract research projects (commissioned directly by companies, so we cannot list them here)


Group members of the WG

Einzelfolie Ag Vollprecht 27102021 Englisch

Leader of the WG

Sedlazeck - Zoom 2 Dr.mont. Philipp Sedlazeck, M.Sc.
Contaminated site-/environmental remediation, wastewater treatment and waste mineralogy



Feucht - Zoom Dipl.-Ing. Florian Feucht
Mineralogy and Slag Mineralogy

Kremlicka - Zoom Geringe Aufloesung Thomas Kremlicka, MSc.
Crystallography and Mineralogy

Ratz - Zoom Bettina Ratz, MSc
Hydrogeochemie und Mineralogie

Sattler - Zoom 1 Theresa Sattler, MSc.
Geotechnics and Mineralogy


Student employees

  • Paul Demschar
  • Jonathan Krobatschek
  • Richard Moderegger



With the following form you can directly contact the leader of the working group Mister Dr. Philipp Sedlazeck.

Philipp Sedlazeck

Philipp Sedlazeck

Dr.mont., M.Sc.
Working Group Leader

Phone: +43 3842 / 402-5111
Cell: +43 676 / 84 53 86-5111
Fax: +43 3842 / 402-5102
E-mail: philipp.sedlazeck@unileoben.ac.at


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