RESEARCH GROUP

Minerals, Biohydrometalurgy
and Environment Research Group(GIMBA)

Faculty of Physicochemical Engineering

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Minciencias Classification: A

The research group in Minerals, Biohydrometallurgy and Environment GIMBA is attached to the Faculty of Physicochemical Engineering of the Universidad Industrial de Santander, and is formed an interdisciplinary team of researchers, professors and undergraduate and graduate students, whose research covers different areas of knowledge related to Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Geology and Microbiology. The group participates in various scientific and technological development projects, as well as in advisory and consulting activities. It has a fundamental arm that is the Laboratory of Mining-Metallurgical and Environmental Chemical Services that provides services to different matrices in water, soil, hazardous solid waste.

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Mineral processing, extractive metallurgy, and sustainable technologies for the mining-metallurgical industry
100%
Biohydrometallurgy and environmental biotechnology
80%
Identification and evaluation of mining-metallurgical environmental liabilities
90%
Environmental remediation, effluent treatment, and waste recovery
40%
Development and application of advanced materials
60%
Fundamental and applied electrochemistry
60%
Photocatalysis, photoelectrochemical and renewable energies
60%

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Services

The Chemical, Mining-Metallurgical and Environmental Services Laboratory presents the following services offered by:

Metal Analysis by Atomic Absorption Spectrometry [ Cd, Cu, Fe, Ni, Ag, Zn, Cr, Ba, Mn, Pb, Na, K, Ca, Mg, Au, Sr, Si, V, Al, W, Sn, Mo, Ti, Tl, Be] in different matrices (waters, soils, sludge, food, raw materials, and hazardous solid waste)

Determination of metal traces by Atomic Absorption Spectrometry-Hydrant Generator [Se, As, Hg].

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Determination of trace metals in different matrices by Electrothermal Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (Graphite Oven) [ Pb, Cd, Cr]

Elemental chemical analysis of solid mineral samples.

Water and Solid Physicochemical Analysis [Total Hardness, Calcium Hardness, Total Alkalinity, Sulfates, Sulfides, SaAM Methylene Blue Active Substances, pH, Turbidity, Chlorides, Total Phosphorus, SST, ST, Sedimentable Solids, Acidity, Fats and Oils]

Preparation of mineral samples: Crushing, grinding, and granulometric classification.

Chemical analysis by gravimetry: Determination of ash and sulfur in mineral and carbon samples, Determination of the percentage of CaO in limestone and limestone, Determination of the percentage of silica in Cales and Limestones, Ignition Losses, Determination of Humidity.

Gold and silver analysis in minerals by fire test coupled to Atomic Absorption

Determination of the Z potential and isle electric point.

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The UIS has established different agreements with national and international entities in order to have a greater impact on their training, teaching, research and related processes in the articulation of the public university with the different social actors.

 

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Research Group in Minerals, Biohydrometalurgia, and Ambiente (GIMBA)

Phone: +57  (607) 6344000

Extension: 3504-3562

Email:

gimba@uis.edu.co

gimba.lab@uis.edu.co

UIS Guatiguará Campus

Km 2, Vía El Refugio. UIS Guatiguará, Piedecuesta, Santander.

Universidad Industrial de Santander

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. a 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m.

Do you want more information?

Contact Us

Research Group in Minerals, Biohydrometalurgia, and Ambiente (GIMBA)

Phone: +57  (607) 6344000

Extension: 3504-3562

Email:

Gimba@uis.edu.co

gimba.lab@uis.edu.co

UIS Guatiguará Campus

Km 2, Vía El Refugio. UIS Guatiguará, Piedecuesta, Santander.

Universidad Industrial de Santander

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. a 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m.

Do you want more information?

Contact Us

Research Group in Minerals, Biohydrometalurgia, and Ambiente (GIMBA)

Phone: +57  (607) 6344000

Extension: 3504-3562

Email:

Gimba@uis.edu.co

gimba.lab@uis.edu.co

UIS Guatiguará Campus

Km 2, Vía El Refugio. UIS Guatiguará, Piedecuesta, Santander.

Universidad Industrial de Santander

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. a 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m.