Research &
IDT - Department of Research and Development 



The IDT - Department of Research and Development promotes and implements research projects and development of waste treatment and recovery. Depending on the work of this Department following laboratory space: Biological Treatments, hydrometallurgical treatment, incorporation into ceramics and cementitious materials in the Merger.


_ Biodegradability processes of polymers and biopolymers;

_ Decontamination processes of contaminated soils and liquid effluents;

_ Advanced thermochemical processes (pyrolysis and gasification);

_ Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint evaluation;

_ Evaluation and production of low cost adsorbents;

_ Industrial waste usage in the construction industry;

_ Recovery of metals and metallic salts from wastes;

_ Biological treatment processes;

_ Waste-to-energy processes;

_ Material recovery from animal by-products;

_ Biofuels production.


Joana Carvalho (Phone: +351 253 510 027; Email:



Keramica Magazine highlights CVR article
Article for APICER's Keramica magazine on the circularity of industrial waste in sustainable construction.
CVR participation in PapaChiclets and EcoPontas projects in the media
The supplement "Urbano" made a coverage in the Center about the two projects.