Center for Advanced Separation Technologies (CAST)



CAST was a seven-university consortium, with Virginia Tech and West Virginia University serving as the lead institutions. The other universities participating in the consortium are University of Kentucky, Montana Tech, University of Nevada-Reno, New Mexico Tech, and University of Utah. 

Mission Statement: To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the mining industry through the development and refinement of the separation process.

CAST R&D Projects

Solid-Solid Separations

Hydrometollurgy: Chemical/Biological Separation


Environmental Control

  • WV 014 Recovery of Chromium and Arsenic from Toxic Waste Stream by Reactive Polymer-Coated Absorbents


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