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Director: Engineering Sciences, Professor: Chemistry Department, Dean: University of Lubumbashi, DRC

Technician A2 in industrial chemistry from the Technical Institute of Mutoshi, Civil Engineer in Industrial Chemistry from the Polytechnic Faculty of the University of Lubumbashi, Doctor of Engineering Sciences (Mineral and Environmental Engineering orientation) from the University of Liège ( Belgium).

Dean of the Polytechnic Faculty of the University of Lubumbashi, Professor in the Department of Industrial Chemistry at the Polytechnic Faculty for more than 20 years Director of the African Center of Excellence for Batteries (CAEB) since April 2022 Director and member of the Board of Directors of the Congolese Battery Council (CCB) since February 2023 I take part as a speaker in training missions for company executives and senior technicians in charge of environmental and minero-metallurgical problems in the mining companies of Greater Katanga. Technico-commercial of Cytec, Solvay group for the DRC and West Africa, I have expertise in the technical-commercial field relating to the industrial and mining world. My research activities relate in particular to the optimization (Dosage and qualification of reagents) of flotation, water and the study of the surface properties of minerals, the valorization of metals of the energy transition Skills Summary Water : Physico-chemical quality assessment (Composition and speciation), Identification of pollution and resource vulnerability studies Physico-chemical characterization of materials and industrial effluents: Chemical and mineralogical composition, physico-chemical bulk or surface properties. (Minerals, rocks, soils, waste, water and industrial effluents) Environment : Environmental characterization and analysis of the state of the environment: Indicators and aspects Mineral processing and recycling: – characterization of the surface chemistry of minerals (Drifts-XPS) – physico-chemical characterization of aqueous solutions (UV-Visible) – Mechanisms and adsorption of collectors. (Mineral flotation) Battery Chemistry Development of new formulations of electrodes and electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries Manufacture of cobalt and battery precursors Waste management relevant to the lithium-ion battery value chain The use of clean chemicals for mineral processing operations. Combined treatment of wastewater and production of electricity from effluents. Bioflotation and bioleaching

May 12, 2023

Exclusive interview with Martin Mutuku, Marketing Manager for Congo Equipment, a gold sponsor of the upcoming DRC Mining Week and a long-standing partner of the event

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May 10, 2023

MineSense interview: “Our market-leading technology enables miners to mine ore more efficiently or, reduce waste and improve downstream processing

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