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Electro-Membrane Technology for Extraction of Valuable Compounds and Rare Earth Elements from the Red Mud
American Journal of Applied Chemistry
Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2018, Pages: 126-131
Received: Oct. 30, 2017; Accepted: Dec. 14, 2017; Published: Aug. 2, 2018
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Gevork Anushavan Vartan, Ecoatom LLC, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Mishik Airazat Kazaryan, P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation
Gagik Gurgen Karamyan, Ecoatom LLC, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Gagik Ashot Martoyan, Ecoatom LLC, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
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The paper is devoted to the developed technology of treatment of red mud, a dangerous waste formed in the process of production of aluminum from bauxite ores by the Bayer process. The technology was examined on the samples of red mud from Russia and Iran aluminum plants. Detailed description of the process is presented. The chemical analysis data before and after the treatment are presented. It is shown that the new technology based on the use of electro-membrane apparatuses makes possible to neutralize the hazardous red mud with separate production of valuable compounds including rare earth metals. Several schemes of the process are presented.
Red Mud, Processing, Electro-Membrane Methods, Rare Earth Elements
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Gevork Anushavan Vartan, Mishik Airazat Kazaryan, Gagik Gurgen Karamyan, Gagik Ashot Martoyan, Electro-Membrane Technology for Extraction of Valuable Compounds and Rare Earth Elements from the Red Mud, American Journal of Applied Chemistry. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2018, pp. 126-131. doi: 10.11648/j.ajac.20180603.15
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