Dirk Van Mechelen

Dirk Van Mechelen

Head R&D Department



Dirk Van Mechelen, MSc Geology 1978 KULeuven, leads the R&D department of Orbix nv. The research is mainly focused on improving the recycling processes of metal out of steel slags, and the development of several valorisation routes of the remaining steel slags and refractories. The major development is the Carbstone technology, currently in the stage of industrial commercialization. Recently, Orbix won the Belfius Smart Company Award 2017 with the Carbstone Technology.

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