REDMUD - European Training Network for Zero-waste Valorisation of Bauxite Residue
Keywords: zero-waste, bauxite residue, metals extraction, building materials, circular economy
The creation of a zero-waste BR valorization industry in Europe urgently requires skilled scientists and engineers, who can tackle the barriers to developing fully closed-loop environmentally-friendly recovery flow sheets.
REDMUD trains 15 researchers in the S/T of bauxite residue valorization, with emphasis on the recovery of Fe, Al, Ti and rare earths (incl. Sc) while valorizing the residuals into building materials. An intersectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration of EU-leading institutes and scientists has been established, which covers the full value chain, from BR to recovered metals and new building materials.
TESMET hosted two PhD students working on Microwave iron extraction and Sc leaching with ionic liquids.
From 2013 to 2017.