June 12, 2024 | Forschung

Forschung für sauberes Trinkwasser: Projekt an der Talsperre Sosa wird fortgeführt

Freilandversuche im Einzugsgebiet der Talsperre Sosa sollen dazu beitragen, die Wasserqualität in Trinkwassertalsperren langfristig zu sichern. Bei den Tests geht es darum, den Eintrag organischer Kohlenstoffverbindungen (dissolved organic carbon, DOC*) über Zuflüsse in die Talsperre zu verhindern.  Read more...
June 5, 2024 | Research

Newly opened centre for climate-neutral metal smelting

Last week, the Centre for Climate-Neutral Metallurgical Thermal Processes was opened in Freiberg: With this new technical centre, scientists at TU Bergakademie Freiberg are investigating how energy-intensive processes that are currently powered by natural gas can be supplied with energy using renewable methods. They are focussing primarily on the melting of metals, but also on the ceramics and glass industries. One way of making these processes greener is electrification. Ideally, the necessary energy is supplied by electricity from renewable sources.  Read more...
April 17, 2024 | Research

Germany's only metal-free clean room laboratory for the geosciences opened at TUBAF

TU Bergakademie Freiberg already has a cleanroom laboratory for the field of applied physics - now, a second one is being added. However, the new cleanroom laboratory at the Institute of Mineralogy has a special feature: it is metal-free. This means that the furnishings and equipment are made entirely of non-metallic material, with the necessary metal parts encased in synthetic substances. If thery were exposed to metal in the room, the highly sensitive analyses for dating rocks would be falsified.  Read more...
April 7, 2024 | Research

Europe-wide unique pilot project for a greenhouse gas-neutral circular economy is underway in Lusatia

The three Universities of Technology in Chemnitz, Dresden and Freiberg and the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences signed the cooperation agreement for the joint establishment of the "Green Circular Economy" (CircEcon) research campus, which will receive over 108 million euros in funding.  Read more...
March 19, 2024 | Research

Success for Freiberg scientist: Career in Science thanks to Emmy Noether Programme

Materials scientist Hanka Becker from TU Bergakademie Freiberg has been awarded two million euros in funding from the DFG's Emmy Noether Programme for research into the recycling of aluminium. She will set up her new research group at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg from mid-2024.  Read more...
March 8, 2024 | Forschung

Erster Sächsischer Landespreis „Baupraxis der Zukunft“ geht an die TUBAF

Am 8. März 2024 geht der erstmals ausgelobte Sächsische Landespreis „Baupraxis der Zukunft – nachhaltig, innovativ, zirkulär“ an die TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Professor Dr. Martin Bertau und Dr. Michael Kraft erhalten den Preis für ihre Entwicklung eines Geopolymer-Baustoffs im Rahmen ihres Projekts GeopaZ.  Read more...
Jan. 15, 2024 | Forschung

"TUBAF ist ein wichtiger Baustein" – Minister Dulig zur Neuen Sächsischen Rohstoffstrategie

Sachsens Staatsminister für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Verkehr Martin Dulig war in Freiberg. Hier fand am 11. Januar 2024 die 1. Sächsische Rohstoffkonferenz statt. Diese wurde von der TU Bergakademie Freiberg und Martin Duligs Ministerium gemeinsam ausgerichtet. Auf der Konferenz zog Minister Dulig eine Zwischenbilanz der Neuen Sächsischen Rohstoffstrategie, welche neben den Primär- und Sekundärrohstoffen erstmals auch die nachwachsenden Rohstoffe miteinbezieht. Wir haben Martin Dulig dazu um ein Interview gebeten.  Read more...
Jan. 12, 2024 | Research

International study of lakes: Once oxygen deficient, always oxygen deficient

Anoxia threatens inland waters worldwide. Once it has occurred in a lake, the lack of oxygen even sets in motion a downward spiral that accelerates with increasing global warming. This is indicated by the results of an international study involving researchers of TU Bergakademie Freiberg, which were published in the scientific journal "Global Change Biology". According to the study, lakes that were once affected by a lack of oxygen in deep water are affected again the following year. As a result, the living conditions for fish and invertebrates continue to deteriorate, greenhouse gases are increasingly released and nutrient cycles are intensified.  Read more...
Dec. 19, 2023 | Forschung

Wie das Glaskompetenzzentrum Torgau einmalige Forschungsinfrastruktur schafft

Das GlasLAB Torgau stärkt zukünftig die Glasindustrie in Mitteldeutschland und schafft gleichzeitig eine einmalige Forschungsinfrastruktur, die für die Forschenden der TUBAF einen deutlichen Mehrwert bietet.  Read more...
Dec. 4, 2023 | Research

Using clay to combat eternal toxins

PFAS filters available for industrial waste are usually made of activated carbon (PFAS = perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl compounds). As this is comparatively expensive, researchers are looking for alternative filter materials for the so-called "eternal toxins", whose hazardous residues only degrade very slowly in the environment. A team from the TU Bergakademie Freiberg is now proposing a clay made of bentonite modified with organic substances as a possible PFAS filter. The results appear in the current issue of the journal "Chemie Ingenieur Technik".  Read more...
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