|2007–2012||Higher Technical College Kapfenberg; mechanical engineering with a focus on automation science|
|2013–2017||Bachelor’s degree program in Metallurgy, University of Leoben, Austria (BSc)|
|2017–2018||Master’s degree program in Metallurgy, University of Leoben, Austria, with focus on Nonferrous Metallurgy and Iron and Steel Metallurgy|
Topic: Characterization of waelz slag as preliminary work for waste-free recycling
|2019–present||PhD student and research associate at Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgy, University of Leoben, Austria|
The hydrometallurgical production of zinc generates iron precipitation residues that are landfilled on a scale of several million tons annually. In a novel recycling process, the selective chlorination and separation of a number of valuable metals from the remaining iron matrix is investigated. In addition to studying the mechanisms of carbon-free chlorination reactions, the focus is on evaluating suitable chlorine-containing residues for combined recycling approaches.
G. Hanke, L. Höber and J. Antrekowitsch: Charakterisierung und Aufarbeitungsoptionen für Stäube der Kupfer-Sekundärmetallurgie. Berg und Hüttenmännische Monatshefte, 2020, Heft 10, 587-591
Steinlechner S. and L. Höber: The iron precipitate from primary zinc production: A potential future source for indium and silver. Rare Metal Technology (1/2020), pp 209-220
Höber L. and S. Steinlechner: combined recycling of jarosite and magnesium salt slags – an innovative way for the recovery of indium and silver with reduced carbon emissions. Proceedings of the 59th Annual Conference of Metallurgists – COM (2020)
Höber L.: CO2 -optimierte Rückgewinnung von Wertmetallen aus Fällungsrückständen der Zinkindustrie, Klimatag 2021, Leoben, Österreich, 2021.
Höber L.: combined recycling of jarosite and magnesium salt slags – an innovative way for the recovery of indium and silver with reduced carbon emissions. 59th Annual Conference of Metallurgists – COM, 2020