Our new conference article is out : Assessing the efficiency of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) based sorting of post-consumer aluminium​ scrap !!

By Dillam Diaz | Mar 9, 2022

The life cycle engineering (LCE) research group (SIM² – KU Leuven) of the KU Leuven has demonstrated the capability of LIBS in combination with machine learning techniques to sort aluminium post-consumer scrap into commercially interesting fractions. The proposed sorting targets enable increased wrought-to-wrought recycling and are an alternative for the current downcycling dynamic of aluminium scrap. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212827122000464  

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Our new article: Simultaneous Mass Estimation and Class Classification of Scrap Metals using Deep Learning

By Dillam Diaz | Mar 8, 2022

The KU Leuven’s lifecycle engineering (LCE) research group (SIM² – KU Leuven) and EAVISE Research Group have explored a new methodology for mass estimation and classification of scrap metals using Deep Learning. The presented research is an essential step towards improved metal sorting and recycling. The proposed research developed is capable of monitoring the composition […]

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Forecasting global aluminium flows !!

By Dillam Diaz | Nov 19, 2021

The lifecycle engineering (LCE) research group (SIM² – KU Leuven) of the KU Leuven  allows to estimate that the global aluminium scrap surplus will emerge soon and reach a size of 5.4 million tonnes by 2030 and 8.7 million tonnes by 2040, if currently adopted aluminium sorting and recycling methods are not improved. Here is […]

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Cast and Wrought Detection Article !!

By Dillam Diaz | Jun 2, 2021

The lifecycle engineering (LCE) research group (SIM² – KU Leuven) of the KU Leuven has explored a new method to classify between Cast- and Wrought-Aluminum. Scrap. The presented research is also considered an essential first step towards improved non-ferrous metal sorting and recycling. Therefore, the proposed research develops an efficient method to classify Cast and […]

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Our project website goes online

By Dillam Diaz | Apr 15, 2020

We are proud to announce the first release of our AUSOM website. We’re very anxious to your reaction. If you have any comments or questions concerning the website or the AUSOM project, please contact us.

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Kick-off Consortium Meeting in Graz, Austria

By Dillam Diaz | Feb 29, 2020

The kick-off meeting of the project was held on February  28th-29th, 2020 in Graz, Austria at Redwave. 

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Training for XRF

By Dillam Diaz | Feb 18, 2020

On Tuesday, February 18th, at the Catholic University of Leuven students and professors were trained how to safely use our new X-ray fluorescence handhelds scanner. The new XRF will be used to classify and cross- validate the analysed metal scrap samples in our AUSOM project.

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Project Website Soon Online

By Dillam Diaz | Jan 14, 2020

AUSOM Project under construction. Check back again soon.

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