Technology Focus Areas

The Institute’s research will include the development of key platform technologies, such as: information collecting; gathering, identification, and sorting of end-of-life and waste materials; separating mixed materials; removal of trace contaminants and robust and cost-effective reprocessing and disposal methods. Research and expertise will be contributed by a consortium of universities,  companies, national labs, industry trade associations and foundations.


 
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SYSTEM ANALYSIS & INTEGRATION

Data collection, standardization,
metrics, and tools
for understanding material flow

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DESIGN FOR REUSE & DISASSEMBLY

Design tools to improve material utilization and reuse at End-of-Life (EOL)

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MFG MATERIALS
OPTIMIZATION

Technologies to reduce in-process losses, reuse scrap materials, and utilize secondary feedstocks in manufacturing

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REMAN / EOL REUSE

Efficient and cost effective technologies for cleaning, component restoration, condition assessment, and reverse logistics

RECYCLING & RECOVERY

Rapid gathering, identification, sorting, separation, contaminant removal, reprocessing and disposal