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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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Hindalco Halts Operations At Jharkand Alumina Refinery After Red Mud Release

The collapse of a red-mud storage area and resulting injuries prompted Hindalco Industries to suspend operations at an alumina plant in Northeast India. Per the firm, the collapse injured four workers, while a fifth contract employee disappeared and is still missing. “There was an incident in the red mud (bauxite residue) storage area connected to […]

Australian Red Mud Management Technology Receives Major Funding Boost

A project to convert red mud waste created by refining alumina by the University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute received significant financial backing earlier this week, as the project announce the accumulation of almost A$500,000 to pursue its research. Though details of the research are scarce, the project, headed up by Dr. Tuan Nguyen, is […]

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 […]

Firms that Give Back – Profiles in CSR in the Aluminium Industry

These pages have featured stories about the business aspect of the global aluminium trade for quite some time now. While the dollars and cents of the trade are of obvious importance, the corporate social responsibility conducted by the firms we report on, while not directly contributing to their bottom lines, are of an even greater […]

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 […]