SELFRAG Lab system featured on Prosieben

6/Feb/2019
SELFRAG was in the news again yesterday, this time on the German technology overview ‘Galileo’ on the Prosieben network.

Dr. Volker Thome of the Fraunhofer institute was interviewed about his research using the SELFRAG Lab system into the high voltage pulse fragmentation of concrete for the recovery of industrial sand – a rapidly dwindling natural resource (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6355/970).

The SELFRAG Lab system installed at the Fraunhofer Institute in 2012

 

Dr. Thome detailed how this crisis will affect the global construction industry, and how efforts to re-use and recycle concrete aggregates are imperative to meet future demand: A high throughput SELFRAG system would form a key part of this innovation step.

Dr. Thome begins processing

 

The full interview (in German) can be watched here:
https://www.prosieben.ch/tv/galileo/videos/35-sand-aus-altem-beton-gewinnen-so-funktioniert-s-clip

The original article about the Fraunhofer Lab system can be found on their webpage here:
https://www.ibp.fraunhofer.de/en/Press/Research_in_focus_overview/Archives/Bolts_of_lightninginthelaboratory.html

Dr. Thome inspects the Lab system as it processes