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University Of Queensland Taking Sustainable Red Mud Treatment Process To Full-Scale Trials

University Of Queensland Taking Sustainable Red Mud Treatment Process To Full-Scale Trials

The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute, Rio Tinto, and Queensland Alumina Limited are preparing to enter full-scale trials of a new technology that converts red mud to soil that can be used for plant growth. The University of Queensland made the...

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Australian Group Develops Economical Red Mud Treatment Process

An Australian firm announced earlier this week that it has developed what it believes is the first known financially and environmentally viable and sustainable red mud waste management process. Perth’s Earth Sustaining Sciences says its Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor process (SABR) is capable of treating the caustic by-product of alumina refining, reducing its pH from a […]

Researchers Develop Method for Extracting Valuable Material from Red Mud

One of the biggest challenges faced by the aluminium industry is disposing of “red mud,” the caustic leftover material produced when aluminium is extracted from bauxite. However, researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are working to develop a commercially-viable method for harvesting marketable metals from the substance. “We’re trying to help the environment by getting […]

Red mud – addressing the problem

A major challenge going forward is to reconcile man’s activities on earth with the key pillars of environmental stewardship, sustainability and safeguarding life forms. This applies not least in the manufacturing industries and one example from the global aluminium sector is the issue of bauxite residue – otherwise termed red mud. The vast majority of […]