Tutkijatohtori Sami Virolainen

E-mail: Sami.Virolainen@lut.fi
Mobile phone: +358 50 4316756
Uploaded on: 08/10/2020

Current Organisation
Separation Science (Superior organisation: LUT School of Engineering Science)

Research Interest
My research interest from societal point of view is related to recovery of critical metals from secondary raw materials. From scientific point of view I am a researcher in the field of hydrometallurgical separation methods. Particularly I work with liquid-liquid extraction (solvent extraction) and ion exchange.

Teaching Experience
My teaching experience is mainly consisted of supervision of 24 Master’s Theses, ten Bachelor’s Theses, four PhD students, and two annually taught courses (Hydrometallurgy, 5 ECTS cr, and Laboratory Exercises in Applied Chemistry, 4 cr) since 2014 at LUT University. Since 2020 I will also teach Unit Operations B (4 cr). In addition I have been giving single lectures in all levels and have minor roles in few other courses in chemical engineering.

Projects as Principal Investigator
Towards Carbon Neutral Metals (02/09/2020 - 31/08/2023)
Funder: Business Finland

Projects as Project Manager
Finland-based Circular Ecosystem of Battery Metals - LUT (01/01/2019 - 30/04/2021)
Funder: Business Finland
CMEco-Critical Metal Ecosystems (01/01/2018 - 31/12/2018)
Funder: Tekes
System Integrated Metal Processes-SIMP (01/01/2014 - 30/06/2017)
Funder: Tekes

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Recovery of rare earth elements from phosphogypsum waste in resin-in-leach process by eluting with biodegradable complexing agents (2021)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Kurkinen Santeri, Virolainen Sami, Sainio Tuomo
Membrane Filtration Enhanced Hydrometallurgical Recovery Process of Indium from Waste LCD Panels (2020)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Lahti Jussi, Vazquez Sergio, Virolainen Sami, et al.
Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy
Ion exchange purification of a silver nitrate electrolyte (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Virolainen Sami, Holopainen Olli, Maliarik Mikhail, et al.
Minerals Engineering
Novel mechanical pre-treatment methods for effective indium recovery from end-of-life liquid-crystal display panels (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Lahtela Ville, Virolainen Sami, Uwaoma Andreas, et al.
Recovering rare earth elements from phosphogypsum using a resin-in-leach process: Selection of resin, leaching agent, and eluent (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Virolainen Sami, Repo Eveliina, Sainio Tuomo
Removal and recovery of arsenic from concentrated sulfuric acid by solvent extraction (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Jantunen Niklas, Virolainen Sami, Latostenmaa Petri, et al.
Two alternative process routes for recovering pure indium from waste liquid crystal display panels (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Virolainen Sami, Huhtanen Tommi, Laitinen Antero, et al.
Journal of Cleaner Production
Ion exchange removal of copper from silver nitrate electrolyte (2018)
B3 Unrefereed conference proceedings
Virolainen Sami, Maliarik Mikhail, Holopainen Olli, et al.
Extraction 2018, Proceedings of the First Global Conference on Extractive Metallurgy
Numerical simulation of counter-current liquid–liquid extraction for recovering Co, Ni and Li from lithium-ion battery leachates of varying composition (2018)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Vasilyev Fedor, Virolainen Sami, Sainio Tuomo
Separation and Purification Technology
Polyacrylonitrile-encapsulated amorphous zirconium phosphate composite adsorbent for Co, Nd and Dy separations (2018)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Xu Junhua, Virolainen Sami, Zhang Wenzhong, et al.
Chemical Engineering Journal

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Last updated on 2020-08-10 at 10:28