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  • Physical Separation Technology Group creates basic technology for fragmentation and dismantling, and physically selecting and separating small parts of disposed electronic devices. For this purpose, this project engages in basic research regarding new dismantling methods, and sensing and selection technology of usable metals that include fragmented material.
  • Chemical Refining Technology Group establishes a basic technology in new refining methods for extracting usable materials from separated fragmented material. For this purpose, this project conducts basic research on extraction technologies that use molten-salt and ionic liquid.
  • Applied Processing Technology Group conducts basic research on the halogenation processing for handling important heavy metals throughout the recycling process and engages in research on the practical application of these technologies.
  • In support of research on the above issues, Structure Analyzing Technology Group and Simulation Technology Group conduct research on technologies disaggregating ionic liquid and molten-salt structures, basic research on analytic technologies for rare metal separation as well as simulations that uses large-scale computing.
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