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  1. Bauxite and alumina

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    Bray, E.L.

    2009-01-01

    The article provides information on bauxite and alumina mining. U.S. states like Alabama, Arkansas and Georgia produced small amounts of bauxite and bauxitic clays for nonmetallurgical uses. Total metallurgical-grade bauxite imports in 2008 is cited. The leading suppliers of bauxite to the U.S. are Jamaica, Guinea and Brazil. The estimated domestic production of alumina in 2008 is mentioned. It also discusses consumption and prices of both bauxite and alumina.

  2. FOUR CENTURIES OF BAUXITE MINING

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    Rikard Marušić

    1993-12-01

    Full Text Available In the paper the results of many years of archival and field investigations in the history of bauxite mining of the three authors are presented. It was established that in Istria in the valley of the river Mirna beneath the Castle of Sovinjak bauxite was exploited already 400 years ago, and that 1808 about this ore the first scientific account was published. Accordingly, the statements in the professional literature that the first bauxite mine opened 1873 in the French Provence and that the bauxite ore for the first time was scientifically described 1821 have to be revised. About this necessary revision here the essential proofs are produced.

  3. Bauxite Mining and Alumina Refining

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    Donoghue, A. Michael; Frisch, Neale; Olney, David

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To describe bauxite mining and alumina refining processes and to outline the relevant physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, and psychosocial health risks. Methods: Review article. Results: The most important risks relate to noise, ergonomics, trauma, and caustic soda splashes of the skin/eyes. Other risks of note relate to fatigue, heat, and solar ultraviolet and for some operations tropical diseases, venomous/dangerous animals, and remote locations. Exposures to bauxite dust,...

  4. THE BAUXITES AND JELAR - BEDS

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    Krešimir Sakač

    1993-12-01

    Full Text Available Minor bauxite deposits and occurrences were formed in technically disturbed environments in the middle part of the Adriatic geotectonic unit in Dinarides, contemporary with the clastic Jelar-beds in the Late Lutetian time. Uneven chemical composition of these Eocene bauxites, their sporadic occurrences in developed paleorelief as well as characteristic petrographic composition of the immediate overlying rocks point out at different genetical conditions (the paper is published in Croatian.

  5. China’s Bauxite Resources Development

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    2011-01-01

    <正>In recent 10 years,China has witnessed a growing trend of investment in bauxite prospecting. In 1998,China proved bauxite reserves of 2.34billion tons, while in 2008, it proved bauxite reserves of 3.223billion tons

  6. The geomicrobiology of bauxite deposits

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    Xiluo Hao; Kwunlun Leung; Rucheng Wang; Weidong Sun; Yiliang Li

    2010-01-01

    Bauxite deposits are studied because of their economic value and because they play an important role in the study of paleoclimate and paleogeography of continents. They provide a rare record of the weathering and evolution of continental surfaces. Geomicrobiological analysis makes it possible to verify that microorganisms have played a critical role during the formation of bauxite with the possibility already intimated in previous studies. Ambient temperature, abundance of water, organic carbon and bioavailable iron and other metal substrates provide a suitable environment for microbes to inhabit. Thiobacillus, Leptospirilum, Thermophilic bacteria and Heterotrophs have been shown to be able to oxidize ferrous iron and to reduce sulfate-generating sulfuric acid, which can accelerate the weathering of aluminosilicates and precipitation of iron oxyhydroxides. Microorganisms referred to the genus Bacillus can mediate the release of alkaline metals. Although the dissimilatory iron-reducing and sulfate-reducing bacteria in bauxites have not yet been identified, some recorded authigenic carbonates and "bacteriopyrites" that appear to be unique in morphology and grain size might record microbial activity. Typical bauxite minerals such as gibbsite, kaolinite, covellite, galena, pyrite, zircon, calcium ptagioclase, orthoclase, and albite have been investigated as part of an analysis of microbial mediation. The paleoecologyof such bauxitic microorganisms inhabiting continental (sub) surfaces, revealed through geomicrobiological analysis, will add a further dimension to paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental studies.

  7. Calcification Transformation of Diasporic Bauxite

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    Zhao, Qiuyue; Zhu, Xiaofeng; Lv, Guozhi; Zhang, Zimu; Yin, Zhengnan; Zhang, Tingan

    2016-06-01

    The disposal of red mud, which is a solid waste that is generated during the extraction of alumina from bauxite, is one of major problems faced by the aluminum industry. Alkali in red mud seeping under the soil may pollute land and water. The Northeastern University, China, has proposed a calcification-carbonation method to deal with low-grade bauxite or red mud. Its main purpose is to change the equilibrium phase of red mud to 2CaO·SiO2 and CaCO3 hydrometallurgically, so that recomposed alkali-free red mud can be widely used. We conducted calcification transformation experiments using diasporic bauxite sampled from Wenshan, and investigated the effects of parameters such as diasporic bauxite grain size, temperature and treatment time on the calcification transformation digestion rate, which is also termed the calcification transformation rate (CTR). The main phase in the calcification transformation slag (CTS) is hydrogarnet with different grain sizes. The CTR increases with decrease in diasporic bauxite grain size, or increase in temperature or reaction time. The CTR reaches a maximum of 87% after 120 min reaction at 240°C. The Na2O/Al2O3 ratio decreases with increase in temperature and reaches 1.5. The sodium content in the CTS decreases with increasing reaction time and is lower than that in the red mud treated using the Bayer process (4-12%).

  8. Bauxite deposits in Suriname and Demerara (British Guiana)

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    Kersen, van J.F.

    1956-01-01

    On the basis of the morphology and stratigraphic positions, the bauxite deposits in Suriname and Demerara (British Guiana) were divided into four main groups, namely: 1. Plateau type bauxite, 2. High-level type bauxite, 3. Medium-level type bauxite, 4. Low-level type bauxite. The age of these deposi

  9. Analysis of ASTER data for mapping bauxite rich pockets within high altitude lateritic bauxite, Jharkhand, India

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    Guha, Arindam; Singh, Vivek Kr.; Parveen, Reshma; Kumar, K. Vinod; Jeyaseelan, A. T.; Dhanamjaya Rao, E. N.

    2013-04-01

    Bauxite deposits of Jharkhand in India are resulted from the lateritization process and therefore are often associated with the laterites. In the present study, ASTER (Advanced Space borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) image is processed to delineate bauxite rich pockets within the laterites. In this regard, spectral signatures of lateritic bauxite samples are analyzed in the laboratory with reference to the spectral features of gibbsite (main mineral constituent of bauxite) and goethite (main mineral constituent of laterite) in VNIR-SWIR (visible-near infrared and short wave infrared) electromagnetic domain. The analysis of spectral signatures of lateritic bauxite samples helps in understanding the differences in the spectral features of bauxites and laterites. Based on these differences; ASTER data based relative band depth and simple ratio images are derived for spatial mapping of the bauxites developed within the lateritic province. In order to integrate the complementary information of different index image, an index based principal component (IPC) image is derived to incorporate the correlative information of these indices to delineate bauxite rich pockets. The occurrences of bauxite rich pockets derived from density sliced IPC image are further delimited by the topographic controls as it has been observed that the major bauxite occurrences of the area are controlled by slope and altitude. In addition to above, IPC image is draped over the digital elevation model (DEM) to illustrate how bauxite rich pockets are distributed with reference to the topographic variability of the terrain. Bauxite rich pockets delineated in the IPC image are also validated based on the known mine occurrences and existing geological map of the bauxite. It is also conceptually validated based on the spectral similarity of the bauxite pixels delineated in the IPC image with the ASTER convolved laboratory spectra of bauxite samples.

  10. Bauxite Based Bricks for Steel Ladle

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    Yu Lingyan; Peng Xigao

    2011-01-01

    @@ 1.Scope This standard specifies the classification,technical requirements,test methods,inspection rules,packing,marking,transportation,storage,and quality certificate of bauxite based bricks for steel ladle linings.This standard is applicable to bauxite based bricks for working layer of steel ladle.

  11. Dynamic models of lateritic bauxite formation

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    Zhukov, V. V.; Bogatyrev, B. A.

    2012-09-01

    2D dynamic models of bauxite formation in the weathering mantle covering denudation areas drained by river systems are discussed. The role of relief-forming factors (tectonic uplift, river erosion and denudation of drainage divides), the interrelation of hydrogeological and lithologic structure of the bauxitebearing weathering mantle, and the dynamics of zoning formation above and below groundwater level are described in the models. Creative and destructive epochs of lateritic bauxite formation differing in tectonic regime are distinguished. During the creative epochs, lateritic weathering develops against a background of decreasing denudation and an increase in areas of bauxite formation. The destructive epochs are characterized by intense denudation, cutting down the areas of lateritic bauxite formation and eventually leading to the complete removal of the weathering mantle. Different morphogenetic types and varieties of bauxite-bearing weathering mantles develop during creative and destructive epochs. The morphology of the weathering mantle sections at the deposits of Cenozoic lateritic bauxite in the present-day tropical zone of the Earth corresponds to the destructive epoch, which is characterized by declining areas of lateritic bauxite formation and will end with complete denudation of lateritic bauxite.

  12. Desulfurization from Bauxite Water Slurry (BWS) Electrolysis

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    Gong, Xuzhong; Ge, Lan; Wang, Zhi; Zhuang, Siyuan; Wang, Yuhua; Ren, Lihui; Wang, Mingyong

    2016-02-01

    Feasibility of high-sulfur bauxite electrolysis desulfurization was examined using the electrochemical characterization, XRD, DTA, and FTIR. The cyclic voltammetry curves indicated that bauxite water slurry (BWS) electrolysis in NaOH system was controlled by diffusion. Additionally, the desulfurization effect of NaCl as the electrolyte was significantly better than that of NaOH as an electrolyte. As the stirring rate increased, the desulfurization ratio in NaCl system was not increased obviously, while the desulfurization ratio in NaOH system increased significantly, indicating further that electrolysis desulfurization in NaOH solution was controlled by diffusion. According to XRD, DTA, and FTIR analysis, the characteristic peaks of sulfur-containing phase in bauxite after electrolysis weakened or disappeared, indicating that the pyrite in bauxite was removed from electrolysis. Finally, the electrolytic desulfurization technology of bauxite was proposed based on the characteristics of BWS electrolysis.

  13. Bauxite washing for the removal of clay

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    Ishaq Ahmad; Ernst-Ulrich Hartge; Joachim Werther; and Reiner Wischnewski

    2014-01-01

    Clay impurities associated with bauxite negatively affect the Bayer process for alumina production. These impurities should be removed as far as possible by a beneficiation technique before the ore is used as feed for the Bayer process. In this current investigation, bauxite washing was conducted in the laboratory. Bauxite washing is a physical process that causes the disintegration and deagglomeration of the clay matrix, and bauxite is liberated from the clay (mainly rich in silica). Subsequently, separation occurs with the assistance of wet screening at a predetermined cut size. Three techniques were investigated in the laboratory: drum washing, water-jet washing, and ultrasonic washing. Various operating parameters were investigated for drum washing and water-jet washing, including materials retention time, drum rotation speed, solid concentration, water-jet spray duration, pressure, and height. We concluded that the retention time of bauxite inside the drum at a solid concentration of 55wt% and a drum rotation speed of 31 r/min is the dominant parameter for the removal of clay from the bauxite surface.

  14. Bauxite washing for the removal of clay

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    Ahmad, Ishaq; Hartge, Ernst-Ulrich; Werther, Joachim; Wischnewski, Reiner

    2014-11-01

    Clay impurities associated with bauxite negatively affect the Bayer process for alumina production. These impurities should be removed as far as possible by a beneficiation technique before the ore is used as feed for the Bayer process. In this current investigation, bauxite washing was conducted in the laboratory. Bauxite washing is a physical process that causes the disintegration and deagglomeration of the clay matrix, and bauxite is liberated from the clay (mainly rich in silica). Subsequently, separation occurs with the assistance of wet screening at a predetermined cut size. Three techniques were investigated in the laboratory: drum washing, water-jet washing, and ultrasonic washing. Various operating parameters were investigated for drum washing and water-jet washing, including materials retention time, drum rotation speed, solid concentration, water-jet spray duration, pressure, and height. We concluded that the retention time of bauxite inside the drum at a solid concentration of 55wt% and a drum rotation speed of 31 r/min is the dominant parameter for the removal of clay from the bauxite surface.

  15. Preparation of polymeric aluminium ferric chloride from bauxite tailings

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    Ma D; Guo M; Zhang M

    2013-01-01

    Bauxite tailings are the main solid wastes in the ore dressing process. The Al2O3 and Fe2O3 contents in bauxite tailings can reach 50% and 13% respectively. The present study proposed a feasible method to use bauxite tailings to prepare polymeric aluminium ferric chloride (PAFC), a new composite inorganic polymer for water purification. Bauxite tailings roasted reacting with hydrochloric acid under air, pickle liquor which mainly contains Fe3+, Al3+ was generated, then calcium aluminate...

  16. Image analyses in bauxitic ores: The case of the Apulian karst bauxites

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    Buccione, Roberto; Sinisi, Rosa; Mongelli, Giovanni

    2015-04-01

    This study concern two different karst bauxite deposits of the Apulia region (southern Italy). These deposits outcrop in the Murge and Salento areas: the Murge bauxite (upper Cretaceous) is a typical canyon-like deposit formed in a karst depression whereas the Salento bauxite (upper Eocene - Oligocene) is the result of the erosion, remobilization and transport of older bauxitic material from a relative distant area. This particular bauxite arrangement gave the name to all the same bauxite deposits which are thus called Salento-type deposits. Bauxite's texture is essentially made of sub-circular concentric aggregates, called ooids, dispersed in a pelitic matrix. The textural properties of the two bauxitic ores, as assessed by SEM-EDX, are different. In the bauxite from the canyon-like deposit the ooids/matrix ratio is higher than in the Salento-type bauxite. Furthermore the ooids in the Salento-like bauxite are usually made by a large core surrounded by a narrow, single, accretion layer, whereas the ooids from the canyon-like deposit have a smaller core surrounded by several alternating layers of Al-hematite and boehmite (Mongelli et al., 2014). In order to explore in more detail the textural features of both bauxite deposits, particle shape analyses were performed. Image analyses and the fractal dimension have been widely used in geological studies including economic geology (e.g. Turcotte, 1986; Meakin, 1991; Deng et al., 2011). The geometric properties evaluated are amounts of ooids, average ooids size, ooids rounding and the fractal dimension D, which depends on the ooids/matrix ratio. D is the slope of a plotting line obtained using a particular counting technique on each sample image. The fractal dimension is slightly lower for the Salento-type bauxites. Since the process which led to the formation of the ooids is related to an aggregation growth involving chemical fractionation (Mongelli, 2002) a correlation among these parameters and the contents of major

  17. Comparison of bauxites from Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Suriname

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    Neutron activation analysis, energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence and natural radioactivity measurements were used to determine 32 elements in three NIST bauxite SRMs from Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Suriname, and the data related to the concentrations in 25 Jamaican bauxite soil samples. The SRMs from Jamaica and the Dominican Republic fit the profile of typical bauxitic soils from Central Jamaica, and the observed similar high values of Cd suggest that these bauxites may have similar origins. Except for Al, the bauxite from Suriname exhibits a very different elemental profile. (author)

  18. Aluminum Reduction and Nitridation of Bauxite

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    ZHANG Zhikuan; ZHANG Dianwei; XU Enxia; HOU Xinmei; DONG Yanling

    2007-01-01

    The application of bauxite with low Al2O3 content has been studied in this paper and β-SiAlON has been obtained from two kinds of bauxites (Al203 content 68.08 mass% and 46.30 mass% respectively) by aluminum reduction and nitridation method.The sequence of reactions has been studied using thermal analysis (TG-DTA),X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with EDS.Compared with carbon thermal reduction and nitridation of aluminosilicates employed presently,the reaction in the system of bauxite-Al-N2 occurs at lower temperature.β-SiAlON appears as one of the main products from 1573K and exists' stably in the range of the present experimental temperature.The microstructure of β-SiAlON obtained at 1773 K is short column with 5-10μm observed by SEM.

  19. Shanxi Finding Another Large Bauxite Deposit

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    2007-01-01

    <正>According to Department of Resources of Shanxi,a new breakthrough has been made on the prospecting in the province.The preliminary result shows that another large bauxite mine has been found in Shiqie River in Baode County with a deposit height of 0.81- 8.01m and an estimate reserve of 140 million tons.Meanwhile 3 large-and 3 medium-size bauxite deposits have also been found in the northwest part of Shanxi including Hejiaqianhe of Xin County with an estimate reserve of 37.1 million tons and Beiguli of Jiaokou County.

  20. Bacterial Communities Established in Bauxite Residues with Different Restoration Histories

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    Schmalenberger, Achim; O'Sullivan, Orla; Gahan, Jacinta; Cotter, Paul D.; Courtney, Ronan

    2013-01-01

    Bauxite residue is the alkaline byproduct generated when alumina is extracted from bauxite ores and is commonly deposited in impoundments. These sites represent hostile environments with increased salinity and alkalinity and little prospect of revegetation when left untreated. This study reports the establishment of bacterial communities in bauxite residues with and without restoration amendments (compost and gypsum addition, revegetation) in samples taken in 2009 and 2011 from 0 to 10 cm dep...

  1. Application of Hydrogen for the Reduction of Bauxite Mineral

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    Parhi, B. R.; Sahoo, S. K.; Bhoi, B.; Satapathy, B. K.; Paramguru, R. K.

    2016-02-01

    Reduction of oxides present in bauxite through hydrogen was investigated in the present study. The bauxite samples were subjected to reduction through molecular hydrogen and hydrogen plasma at 650oC and 800oC with different flow rates of hydrogen for different time periods respectively. The samples, after the reduction processes, were characterized by X-ray diffraction technique and chemical analysis. It was observed that the oxides of iron present in bauxite were only undergone through reduction while other oxides remain unreduced. An attempt was then made to separate pure Al2O3 present in bauxite samples through acid leaching process.

  2. Mineralogy and geochemistry of bauxite and bentonite deposits from Mozambique

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    Dos Muchangos, A.C.

    2000-01-01

    Results of mineralogical and geochemical studies of bauxites, kaolinitic clays and bentoniteS from Mozambique are presented in this thesis. The bauxite and kaolinitic clay deposits in Penhalonga area (in the central western part of Mozambique) are associated with Precambrian magmatic rocks and the b

  3. Spalling Resistant Bauxite Based Bricks for Cement Kiln

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    Zhang Xiaohui; Peng Xigao

    2011-01-01

    @@ 1.Scope This standard specifies the term,definition,classification,labeling,technical requirements,test methods,inspection rules,packing,marking,transportation,storage,and quality certificate of spalling resistant bauxite based bricks for cement kiln.This standard is applicable to the spalling resistant bauxite based bricks for cement kiln.

  4. Fight Between Bauxite Enterprises Over the Import Channels

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    2012-01-01

    <正>China’s foreign dependence on bauxite is currently 60%,nearly the same as iron ore.China’s total imports of bauxite were 44.8449 million tons in 2011,up 49.73% year-on-year,the highest level over the same period in history. The Chinese electrolytic aluminum and aluminum oxide enterprises including Aluminum

  5. 40 CFR 421.10 - Applicability; description of the bauxite refining subcategory.

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    2010-07-01

    ... bauxite refining subcategory. 421.10 Section 421.10 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... CATEGORY Bauxite Refining Subcategory § 421.10 Applicability; description of the bauxite refining... bauxite to alumina by the Bayer process or by the combination process....

  6. Microstructure and properties of sintered mullite developed from Indian bauxite

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    H S Tripathi; A Ghosh; M K Halder; B Mukherjee; H S Maiti

    2012-08-01

    Dense mullite aggregates with 72% Al2O3 have been synthesized by reaction sintering of two varieties of Indian bauxite and silica sol. The bauxites used are of inferior grade with different levels of accessory impurities such as Fe2O3, TiO2, CaO. The phase and microstructure development of sintered samples were investigated by XRD and SEM. It was found that morphology of the sintered grain is very much dependent on the impurity level. Mullite formed from bauxite-1 with low impurity is mostly equiaxed, whereas mullite developed from bauxite 2 with higher impurity particularly CaO is needle shaped. Presence of CaO in bauxite was found to be more detrimental than TiO2 and Fe2O3.

  7. Compilation of gallium resource data for bauxite deposits

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    Schulte, Ruth F.; Foley, Nora K.

    2014-01-01

    Gallium (Ga) concentrations for bauxite deposits worldwide have been compiled from the literature to provide a basis for research regarding the occurrence and distribution of Ga worldwide, as well as between types of bauxite deposits. In addition, this report is an attempt to bring together reported Ga concentration data into one database to supplement ongoing U.S. Geological Survey studies of critical mineral resources. The compilation of Ga data consists of location, deposit size, bauxite type and host rock, development status, major oxide data, trace element (Ga) data and analytical method(s) used to derive the data, and tonnage values for deposits within bauxite provinces and districts worldwide. The range in Ga concentrations for bauxite deposits worldwide is

  8. Bauxite slurry pipeline: start up operation

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    Othon, Otilio; Babosa, Eder; Edvan, Francisco; Brittes, Geraldo; Melo, Gerson; Janir, Joao; Favacho, Orlando; Leao, Marcos; Farias, Obadias [Vale, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Goncalves, Nilton [Anglo Ferrous Brazil S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2009-07-01

    The mine of Miltonia is located in Paragominas-PA, in the north of Brazil. Bauxite slurry pipeline starts at the Mine of Miltonia and finishes in the draining installation of Alunorte refinery at the port of Barcarena-PA, located approximately 244km away from the mine. The pipeline runs over seven cities and passes below four great rivers stream beds. The system was designed for an underground 24 inches OD steel pipe to carry 9.9 million dry metric tonnes per annum (dMTAs) of 50.5% solid concentration bauxite slurry, using only one pumping station. The system is composed by four storage tanks and six piston diaphragm pumps, supplying a flow of 1680 m3/h. There is a cathodic protection system along the pipeline extension to prevent external corrosion and five pressure monitoring stations to control hydraulic conditions, there is also a fiber optic cable interconnection between pump station and terminal station. Pipeline Systems Incorporated (PSI) was the designer and followed the commissioning program of the start up operations. This paper will describe the beginning of the pipeline operations, technical aspects of the project, the operational experiences acquired in these two years, the faced problems and also the future planning. (author)

  9. Restraining Sodium Volatilization in the Ferric Bauxite Direct Reduction System

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    Wentao Hu

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Direct reduction is an emerging utilization technology of ferric bauxite. However, it requires much more sodium carbonate than ordinary bauxite does. The volatilization is one of the most significant parts of sodium carbonate consumption, as reported in previous studies. Based on the new direct reduction method for utilization of ferric bauxite, this paper has systematically investigated factors including heating temperature, heating time, and sodium carbonate dosage influencing sodium volatilization. For the purpose of reducing sodium volatilization, the Box–Benhken design was employed, and the possibility of separating iron and sodium after direct reduction was also investigated.

  10. Optimization of grinding in reverse flotation for bauxite

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    2001-01-01

    The reverse flotation for desiliconization form bauxite is better than direct flotation, and the grinding before flotation affects the flotation indexes to some extend. The grinding dynamic equation of bauxite based on the data of grinding experiment of diasporic bauxite was derived. The calculated value of the equation is identical with the experiment value. Further the grinding dynamic equation of intermediate grain size range suitable for reversal flotation has also been derived. The grinding time required could be calculated when the mass fraction of intermediate size grain is maximum. The formulation of grinding dynamic equation considerably simplified the grinding experiment, optimized the grinding process.

  11. Moessbauer spectroscopic determination of chemical state of iron in bauxite

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    The chemical state of iron contained in several kinds of bauxite, which are utilized as a raw material in the aluminum industry in Japan, were investigated by Moessbauer spectroscopy. The main compounds of iron were identified from the results, which showed variations of the Moessbauer absorption spectra with calcination and measuring temperature. Although the absorption intensities of the spectra differed significantly, major species identified were paramagnetic or superparamagnetic α-Fe2O3 in all of these bauxite samples. The superparamagnetic α-Fe2O3 was found mainly in the gibbsite-type bauxite, but not in the boehmite/gibbsite-type or the boehmite-type bauxite. The Moessbauer absorption spectra of red mud and its calcined products were also given. (author)

  12. Rheological Behavior of the Matrixes of Bauxite-Based Castables

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    Ye Fangbao; Rigaud M.; LIU Xinhong; ZHONG Xiangchong

    2003-01-01

    Rheology of castables is greatly affected and controlled by rheological behavior of their matrix. In this work, the rheological properties of bauxite-based castable matrix have been studied. The effects of super-fine silica and alumina addition, water/cement ratio, dispersants and bauxite particle-size on viscosity, shear rate and shear stress of the slurries have been investigated. Based on these results, the range of optimum composition of the matrix with good rheological behavior has been obtained.

  13. Microbially-driven strategies for bioremediation of bauxite residue.

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    Santini, Talitha C; Kerr, Janice L; Warren, Lesley A

    2015-08-15

    Globally, 3 Gt of bauxite residue is currently in storage, with an additional 120 Mt generated every year. Bauxite residue is an alkaline, saline, sodic, massive, and fine grained material with little organic carbon or plant nutrients. To date, remediation of bauxite residue has focused on the use of chemical and physical amendments to address high pH, high salinity, and poor drainage and aeration. No studies to date have evaluated the potential for microbial communities to contribute to remediation as part of a combined approach integrating chemical, physical, and biological amendments. This review considers natural alkaline, saline environments that present similar challenges for microbial survival and evaluates candidate microorganisms that are both adapted for survival in these environments and have the capacity to carry out beneficial metabolisms in bauxite residue. Fermentation, sulfur oxidation, and extracellular polymeric substance production emerge as promising pathways for bioremediation whether employed individually or in combination. A combination of bioaugmentation (addition of inocula from other alkaline, saline environments) and biostimulation (addition of nutrients to promote microbial growth and activity) of the native community in bauxite residue is recommended as the approach most likely to be successful in promoting bioremediation of bauxite residue. PMID:25867516

  14. Preparation of polymeric aluminium ferric chloride from bauxite tailings

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    Ma D.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Bauxite tailings are the main solid wastes in the ore dressing process. The Al2O3 and Fe2O3 contents in bauxite tailings can reach 50% and 13% respectively. The present study proposed a feasible method to use bauxite tailings to prepare polymeric aluminium ferric chloride (PAFC, a new composite inorganic polymer for water purification. Bauxite tailings roasted reacting with hydrochloric acid under air, pickle liquor which mainly contains Fe3+, Al3+ was generated, then calcium aluminate was used to adjust pH value and the basicity of the pickle liquor, the PAFC was subsequently prepared after the polymerization process. The optimal synthesizing parameters for the preparation of PAFC obtained were as follows: the concentration of hydrochloric acid of 24 wt%, ratio of hydrochloric acid to bauxite tailings of 6:1, temperature of 90ºC, leaching time of 2.5 hours, ration of pickle liquor to calcium aluminate of 12:1, polymerization temperature of 90ºC and polymerization time of about 3 hours. The basicity of PAFC was higher than 68%, the sum concentration of Al2O3 and Fe2O3 was beyond 12.5%. The results of flocculation tests indicate that the PAFC has a better performance of removing the turbidity of wastewater compared to PAC, and PAFC prepared by bauxite tailings is a kind of high quality flocculants.

  15. The Hidden Troubles in The Bauxite Import Need a Timely Solution

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    2007-01-01

    <正>As the main component in aluminum smelting, the bauxite at abroad is categorized as the gibbsite,being different from the diaspore bauxite at home.Until the end of 2005,the re- serves of the bauxite in China are ascertained to be 540 million tons,accounting for 2.3%of the globe.However,the exploitation of the bauxite in our country has reached 8%of the globe, much higher than the reserves available levels.

  16. Indonesia Tops the List of China’s Bauxite Import Sources

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    2011-01-01

    <正>The Industry Injury Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce has issued an early warning that China’s dependence on foreign bauxite is as high as 60%, of which bauxite from Indonesia accounts for more than 70% of the total import. Bauxite imported from Indonesia has, to a certain extent, dominated the development of China’s aluminum industry.The bauxite reserve is tremendous in the world while that remains on the brink of exhaustion in China. As China expands its production scale of bauxite, its import also rises continuously.

  17. Bauxite and Kaolin Deposits of the Irwinton district, Georgia

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    Lang, Walter B.; Warren, Walter C.; Thompson, Raymond M.; Overstreet, Elizabeth F.

    1965-01-01

    The Irwinton district is in the central part of Georgia at the inner margin of the Coastal Plain province. The oldest rocks exposed in the district are crystalline rocks of the Piedmont province. They are unconformably overlain by nonmarine sedimentary strata of Late Cretaceous age, including gravel, micaceous sand, and lenses of kaolin. Bauxite has been found in a few of the kaolin lenses near the top of the sequence of these strata. During a long period prior to deposition of the over- lying marine beds of the Claiborne and Jackson Groups (middle and upper Eocene), the Upper Cretaceous strata were subjected to subaerial erosion. The bauxite deposits are considered to have formed during this period. They range in thickness from a few inches to more than 10 feet and occupy areas ranging from a few square feet to more than 5 acres. Most of the known bauxite deposits lie along the valleys of Commissioners Creek and Big Sandy Creek in Wilkinson County. The kaolin lenses are much larger than the bauxite deposits; some of the lenses underlie more than 200 acres and are more than 20 feet thick. Bauxite was discovered in the district in 1907 and was mined from 1910 to 1928. A few additional carloads of ore were shipped in 1941 and 1942, but no ore has been mined since that time. Reserves of high-grade bauxite are very small. Reserves of all grades of bauxite plus bauxitic clay may be about 400,000 long tons. The Irwinton district is the principal source of high-grade kaolin in the United States. The presence of kaolin here has been known since early colo- nial time, and it has been mined continuously since 1897. Production in 1959 was 1,940,279 short tons. The reserves of kaolin are very large but have never been adequately measured. Reserves of first and second grade kaolin may be 67 to 84 million short tons. Kaolin of lower grade is present in larger quantity.

  18. ROCKBOLTS SUPPORT OF THE DRIFTS AND CROSSCUTS IN BAUXITE

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    Srećko Majić

    1990-12-01

    Full Text Available The article discusses the excavation method in bauxite underground exploitation of the »Trobukva« mine in the »Bauxite Mine Posušje«, and the experiences in drift and crosscut supporting so far. Frame support is the only activity which is not mechanized and it has an important part in the production costs. Therefore the possibility of supporting by bolts and wire mesh has been developed. The estimation of bolting elements was performed for the Swellex boit and it proved, that bolt support compared with the frame support, beside the technical and safety advantages has also a considerable economic justification.

  19. Bauxite and bauxite residue, characterization and electron microscopy study; Bauxita e seu residuo, caracterizacao e estudo por microscopia eletronica

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    Antunes, M.L.P.; Conceicao, F.T., E-mail: malu@sorocaba.unesp.br [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Sorocaba, SP (Brazil); Toledo, S.P.; Kiyohara, P.K. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (IF/LME/USP), SP (Brazil)

    2012-07-01

    Through the Bayer process, bauxite is refined and alumina is produced. In this process, a highly alkaline residue, red mud is generated and its disposal represents an environmental problem. The aim of this paper is to present the characterization of Brazilian bauxite and Brazilian red mud by: X-ray diffraction, specific surface area, chemical composition analysis by ICP-MS, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and discuss possible applications of this residue. The results identify as a constituent of both materials: Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3}, TiO{sub 2} and SiO{sub 2} and the presence of Na{sub 2}O in residue. The analysis by electron microscopy of Bauxite shows particles with hexagonal shape and red mud shows small particles size. (author)

  20. Soil Quality of Bauxite Mining Areas

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    Terezinha Gonçalves Bizuti, Denise; Dinarowski, Marcela; Casagrande, José Carlos; Silva, Luiz Gabriel; Soares, Marcio Roberto; Henrique Santin Brancalion, Pedro

    2015-04-01

    The study on soil quality index (SQI) aims to assess the current state of the soil after use and estimating its recovery through sustainable management practices This type of study is being used in this work in order to check the efficiency of forest recovery techniques in areas that have been deeply degraded by bauxite mining process, and compare them with the area of native forest, through the determination of SQI. Treatments were newly mined areas, areas undergoing restoration (topsoil use with planting of native forest species), areas in rehabilitation (employment of the green carpet with topsoil and planting of native forest species) and areas of native forests, with six repetitions, in areas of ALCOA, in the municipality of Poços de Caldas/MG. To this end, we used the additive pondered model, establishing three functions: Fertility, water movement and root development, based on chemical parameters (organic matter, base saturation, aluminum saturation and calcium content); physical (macroporosity, soil density and clay content); and microbiological testing (basal respiration by the emission of CO2 ). The SQIs obtained for each treatment was 41%, 56%, 63% and 71% for newly mined areas, native forest, areas in restoration and rehabilitation, respectively. The recovering technique that most approximates the degraded soil to the soil of reference is the restoration, where there was no statistically significant difference of areas restored with native forest. It was found that for the comparison of the studied areas must take into account the nutrient cycling, that disappear with plant removal in mining areas, once the soil of native forest features low fertility and high saturation by aluminum, also taking in account recovering time.

  1. Carbothermal Reductive Upgrading of a Bauxite Ore Using Microwave Radiation

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    Lu, T.; Pickles, C. A.; Kelebek, S.

    2012-04-01

    The utilization of microwave radiation as the energy source for the carbothermal reductive upgrading of a bauxite ore was investigated. The bauxite ore was mechanically mixed with carbon and reacted in a quartz crucible in a multimode cavity. The iron oxide in the bauxite ore was reduced to magnetite and/or iron and the magnetic fraction was separated using a Davis Tube Tester. Three experimental arrangements were utilized: (i) microwaving of the mixture, (ii) microwaving of the mixture plus charcoal layers under ambient conditions and (iii) microwaving of the mixture plus charcoal layers in argon. The utilization of the charcoal layers resulted in more uniform heating of the sample. The effects of irradiation time, sample mass and incident power on the mass of the magnetic fraction were determined. Both the iron and the aluminum contents of the magnetic fraction were measured and using these values, the iron removal from the bauxite ore and the alumina recovery in the non-magnetic fraction were calculated. It was shown that under mildly reducing conditions, almost half of the iron could be removed as magnetite. However, the formation of hercynite limited the iron separation as magnetite and higher iron removals could only be achieved through the formation of metallic iron under more highly reducing conditions.

  2. Industrial Preparation of Bauxite-based Mullite Raw Material

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    YANG Zhongzheng; DING Baohua

    2008-01-01

    Bauxite-based mullite grogs were prepared with grade II bauxite(≤3mm)and coal gangue(≤3mm)as starting materials with formula of w(Al2O3)=68%~72%.Mill the mixture to particle size≤0.044mm by wet milling to homogenize chemical composition. After shaping by wet extrusion and drying, the materials were fired at 1550℃, 1600℃ and 1700℃ for 6 hours respectively. After cooling apparent porosity and bulk density of fired materials were tested. The results show as follows: the appropriate sintering temperature for bauxite-based mullite with homogeneous and consistent composition and microstructure and properties is 1600℃,at which the mullite has apparent porosity≤1.5%,bulk density≥2.81g·cm-3and refractoriness under load is 1610-1650℃.Compared with the laboratory results, the sintering temperature is lowered about 100℃,bulk density increased 0.06g?cm-3.The industrial feasibility of preparing bauxite-based mullite grogs with the processing is confirmed.

  3. Guangxi Huaying Bauxite Mine Put Into Production Upon Completion

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    2007-01-01

    <正>On July 26,Guangxi Huaying bauxite mine was put into production upon its completion. With supportive function,the mine facilitates the 1.6-million-ton/year alumina project of Guangxi Huaying with annual capacity of 4 million tons of ores.The open-pit diaspore

  4. REE in karst bauxites: the Campania example (southern Italy)

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    Mondillo, N.; Boni, M.; Balassone, G.; Rollinson, G.

    2012-04-01

    Global production of Rare Earth Element (REE) has dramatically increased in the last years, hence the strong interest to identify new deposits and to understand the processes responsible for their formation. Among REE concentrations related to weathering, the current targets are represented by the ion-adsorption deposit-types, occurring in China, in which REEs are adsorbed onto the surface of clays. Laterites have been also intensively investigated since the discovery of the secondary deposit of Mount Weld (Australia). Most REEs behave as immobile elements in laterites, and tend to be enriched compared to the underlying parent rocks. Many authors debate on a possible REE fractionation along the laterite profiles, resulting in the formation of supergene LREE-minerals. Bauxites are economic Al accumulations, derived from the weathering of alumosilicate-rich parent rocks resulting in the development of laterite profiles. Components as Ca, Mg, K, Si are leached and residual Fe, Al and Ti precipitate in form of hematite>>goethite, gibbsite [Al(OH)3] or amorphous Al hydroxides and anatase. Metabauxites can contain boehmite or diaspore [AlO(OH)]. Chemical composition (including REEs content) of lateritic bauxites generally mirrors the original composition of the parent rock. Geochemistry of REEs in karst bauxites, which lay on carbonate bedrocks and may be also allochthonous to them, is not so straightforward. Cretaceous karst bauxite deposits in the Apennine chain (Southern Italy) are presently uneconomic. A full mineralogical and geochemical study has been performed on several deposits of the Campania district, and three representative profiles have been sampled. In all deposits the bauxite ore has an oolitic-pisolitic texture, but contains also detrital intervals. The mineral association consists of boehmite, kaolinite and hematite, with less goethite and anatase. The main REE-bearing mineral is detrital monazite. In detail, we could detect (SEM) other LREE

  5. Gamma spectrometric characterisation of industrially used African and Australian bauxites and their red mud tailings

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    From their genesis by weathering and sedimentation, bauxites, the principal aluminium ores, contain appreciable amounts of uranium and thorium. High resolution gamma spectrometry with a high purity germanium detector was used for an analysis of four industrially used bauxites from Gondama, Sierra Leone; Boke, Guinea; Weipa, Queensland, Australia; Gove, Northern Territory, Australia. Significant differences in uranium to thorium ratios and in activities of the uranium and thorium daughters were observed for the four bauxites. It was found that the bauxite from Gondama, Sierra Leone has an activity of only 10% compared with the others. Red mud tailings from such a bauxite may well be used as an additive to bricks, which is now illegal for normal red mud from more active bauxites. (author)

  6. Geology and resources of the Andersonville, Georgia, kaolin and bauxite district

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    Cofer, Harland E.; Manker, John Phillip

    1983-01-01

    The kaolin and kaolin-rich sediments of the Andersonville district were deposited in an estuary environment with restricted circulation and little tidal or longshore current influence. Micaceous kaolinitic clays were deposited during late Paleocene time on broad, shallow water flats between deeper water distributary channels in the estuarine system. During the cycle of deposition, kaolinitic sediments were temporarily exposed to weathering leading to bauxitization and further kaolinization. Subsequently, subaerial and/or subaqueous erosion planed off and redeposited some of the weathering products as organic-rich clays and silts, berthierine-bearing clays, and rarely as colluvial bauxite and sedimentary bauxitic clays. Upon resubmergence, gibbsite-rich, porous bauxite, and bauxitic clays were exposed to silica-saturated water of the estuary. Gibbsite reacted with silica to form kaolinite and resulted in the formation of the transitional (bauxitic) clays overlying the bauxite. Kaolinitic sediments transported by streams again spread over the altered and redeposited material. At the close of the kaolin depositional period movement along the Andersonville Fault Zone and related faults changed the basinal configuration, and the area of the uplifted (southern) block of the fault was exposed to weathering and bauxitization for a limited period of time. General submergence again occurred and much of the district was covered by marine and brackish water, ending the period of commercial kaolin deposition. The kaolin and bauxite deposits in the Andersonville district form a broad belt 15 kilometers wide and 22 kilometers long trending in a northwest-southeastward direction. Most of the kaolin and bauxite of commercial value occur within a narrow 10-kilometer-wide zone in the belt. The reserves of kaolin suitable for refractory and chemical use are approximately 290 million tonnes. Paramarginal resources of sandy kaolin suitable for refractory, chemical, or aluminum

  7. Occurrence and development of coal spontaneous fire in Posusje bauxite mine

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    Adilovic, A.; Micevic, S.; Markovic, J. [University of Tuzla, Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Faculty of Mining, Geology and Civil Engineering

    2005-07-01

    Spontaneous mine fires present a complex and frequent occurrence in the process of coal exploitation. However, occurrence of fire in bauxite deposit, as a result of oxidation process in the vicinal coal outcrop deposits is very rare and uncommon, since coal, by its origin, is not an accompanying rock to bauxite deposits. The paper gives an overview of fire occurrence in a bauxite mine in Posusje, Herzegovina induced by oxidation of coal, resulting from absence of preventive measures that were to be applied in the course of bauxite exploitation. The incident resulted in severe carbon monoxide poisoning of eight miners. 14 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Bauxite Based Refractory Bricks for Hot Blast Stove YB/T 5016-2000

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    Wang Jing; Chai Junlan

    2008-01-01

    @@ 1Scope This standard specifies the technical requirements, test method, inspection rules, packing, marking, transportation, storage and quality certificate of bauxite based refractory bricks for hot blast stove.

  9. Mineralogy, geochemistry and genesis of the Gheshlagh bauxite deposit, southeast of Gorgan

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    Razgar Faramarzi

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The Gheshlagh bauxite deposit is located 110 km southeast of Gorgan. The deposit has been developed as a stratiform horizon with more than 2 km length and a thickness of about 25 m along the contact of Ruteh and Elika carbonate formations. Textural analysis indicates both allochthonous and autochtonous origins for the bauxites. Bohemite, diaspore, anatase, rutile, hematite, goethite, kaolinite, svanbergite, pyrite, and quartz were identified in the ore paragenesis. Based on textural and mineralogical evidence, the deposit can be divided into five distinct units including upper bauxite, upper kaolinite, hard bauxite, lower kaolinite and lower bauxite. Accumulation coefficients of trace elements and geochemical indices such as Ti/Cr, TiO2/Al2O3, Zr/Ti and Nb/Y, combined with the geological evidence suggest the basaltic rocks of the Soltanmeidan Formation as the main source of bauxite materials. Combination of mineralogical and geochemical data shows that the deposit formed in two main stages. First, bauxite materials, Fe and Ti oxides and clay minerals developed as authigenic bauxitization processes of basaltic parent rock. Then, these materials were transported to karst depressions and were accumulated as a bauxite horizon.

  10. Adsorption behavior of Pb2+ and Cd2+ ions on bauxite flotation tailings

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    WANG Yu-hua; LAN Ye; HUANG Chuan-bing

    2008-01-01

    The adsorption behavior of Pb2+ and Cd2+ ions on bauxite flotation railings was investigated to demonstrate the adsorptivity of the bauxite flotation tailings. The adsorption percentage of Pb2+ and Cd2+ ions as a function of adsorbent dosage, solution pH value and shaking time were determined by batch experiments. The maximum adsorption percentage of 99.93% for Pb2+ ions and 99.75% for Cd2+ ions were obtained by using bauxite flotation railings as adsorbent. The methods, such as zeta potentials, specific surface area measurements and the analysis of adsorption kinetics, were introduced to analyze the adsorption mechanisms of the Pb2+ ions on bauxite flotation tailings. The isoelectric point of bauxite flotation railings shifts from 3.6 to 5.6 in the presence of Pb2+ ions. The specific surface area of bauxite flotation tailings changes from 12.57 to 20.63 m2/g after the adsorption of Pb2+ ions. These results indicate that a specific adsorption of the cation species happens on the surface of bauxite flotation tailings. Adsorption data of Pb2+ ions on the surface of bauxite flotation tailings can be well described by Langmuir model, and the pseudo-second-order kinetic model provides the best correlation for the adsorption data of Pb2+ and Cd2+ ions on bauxite flotation railings.

  11. In situ neutralisation of uncarbonated bauxite residue mud by cross layer leaching with carbonated bauxite residue mud

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    Highlights: → Leaching uncarbonated bauxite residue mud with carbonated bauxite residue mud leachate lowers the pH of uncarbonated bauxite residue leachate. → Dual layer systems maintained lower leachate pH than uncarbonated bauxite residue only systems over 400 pore volumes leached. → Carbonated residue porewater as well as dawsonite and calcite dissolution were identified as sources of (bi-)carbonate which buffered pH. → Leachate concentrations of As, Cr, Cu, Ga and La were immediately reduced in dual layer treatments compared with uncarbonated only. → Deposition of carbonated bauxite residue over existing uncarbonated residue may be useful for in situ neutralisation of uncarbonated residue. - Abstract: Unameliorated residue mud from the Bayer process generates highly alkaline leachates (pH ca. 13) after deposition in storage areas. Pre-deposition treatment of bauxite residue mud (BRM) with CO2 gas (carbonation) lowers leachate pH to ca. 10.5. Laboratory scale leaching columns were used to investigate the potential for in situ pH reduction in existing uncarbonated BRM deposits through exposure to carbonated mud leachate. Leachates from uncarbonated and carbonated residues in single and dual-layer column configurations were analysed for pH, electrical conductivity, carbonate and bicarbonate content, and element concentrations. Air-dried solids were analysed by X-ray diffraction before and after leaching. Cross layer leaching lowers leachate pH from uncarbonated BRM. Leachate pH was significantly lower in dual layer and carbonated residue than in uncarbonated residue between one and 400 pore volumes leached. Carbonated residue porewater as well as dawsonite and calcite dissolution were identified as sources of (bi-)carbonate. Leachate concentrations of As, Cr, Cu, Ga and La were immediately reduced in dual layer treatments compared with uncarbonated residue. No element analysed exhibited a significantly higher leachate concentration in dual layer

  12. High Temperature Transformation of Iron Minerals in Bauxite

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    Moessbauer hyperfine and X-ray diffraction studies have been carried on original bauxite sample and thermally treated (between 200 and 1200 deg. C) samples. Moessbauer spectrum of original bauxite shows the dominance of hematite (α-Fe2O3) along with Al-substituted hematite and goethite (α-FeOOH) of fine particle size. Moessbauer parameters for thermally treated samples indicate transformation of almost all of iron oxy-hydroxides into hematite up to 350 deg. C. Around 800 deg. C the formation of a new iron phase, assigned as iron substituted mullite (3Al2O3 2SiO3), occurs and its intensity increases with the rise in temperature and reaches a saturation around 1200 deg. C. Furthermore, our studies confirm that HCl leaching is quite effective for the iron oxide removal.

  13. THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE EXCAVATION METHODS IN BAUXITE DEPOSITS

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    Borislav Perić

    1990-12-01

    Full Text Available The underground bauxite excavation in Yugoslavia is getting more important recently due to gradual exploitation of shallow deposits. The main excavation method is sublevel caving method. That technology of exploitation is characterized by high excavation loosses reaching even to 50% due to mixing of bauxite with waste. By beds with competent limestone roof which are not liable to direct caving are formed unplanned open spaces so the work safety is often dangercd by sudden caving. That was the reason for carrying out the observations in situ and investigations on mathematical models to define boundary of excavated space stability. This investigation were the basis for the new conception of further excavation of the »Jukići-Didare« mine with the application of even three exploitation methods maximally adapted to the characteristics of the remaining part of deposit.

  14. Reduction and melting behavior of carbon composite lateritic bauxite pellets

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    Zhang, Ying-yi; Zhao, Jie; Qi, Yuan-hong; Cheng, Xiang-li; Zou, Zong-shu

    2015-04-01

    Direct reduction of low-grade lateritic bauxite was studied at high temperature to recover Fe and beneficiate Al2O3 slag. The results show that a metallization rate of 97.9% and a nugget recovery rate of 85.1% can be achieved when the reducing and melting temperatures are 1350 and 1480°C, respectively. Moreover, a higher-grade calcium aluminate slag (Al2O3 = 50.52wt%) can also be obtained, which is mainly composed of α-Al2O3, hercynite (FeAl2O4), and gehlenite (Ca2Al2SiO7). In addition, high-quality iron nuggets have been produced from low-grade lateritic bauxite. The nugget is mainly composed of iron (93.82wt%) and carbon (3.86wt%), with almost no gangue (slag).

  15. A novel collector RL for flotation of bauxite

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    卢毅屏; 张国范; 冯其明; 欧乐明

    2002-01-01

    The flotation properties of single minerals such as diaspore, kaolinite and pyrophllite in bauxites were investigated using RL as collector. The effects of regulators and unavoidable ions on flotation were studied. Based on the results of single minerals flotation, the separation experiments of mixed minerals and bauxite ore were carried out. The results of closed circuit test on the ore show that, using RL as collector, Na2CO3 and (NaPO3)6 as modifiers, the grade of Al2O3 and SiO2 are respectively 70.74% and 6.37% in concentrate (Al/Si 11.11), and the recovery of Al2O3 can reach 90.52%.

  16. THE SOLUBILITY OF MILAS BAUXITE ORE IN SULPHURIC ACI

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    Mustafa GULFEN

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available The effects of calcination conditions,sulphuric acid concentrations and dissolvingtemperature and period as parameters to thesolubility of the bauxite ore from Gobekdagı reservesin Mugla-Milas region were investigated. The bauxitesamples were calcined in different periods at differenttemperatures. Then the solubility of the calcinedbauxite samples in sulphuric acid solution wasexamined. Dissolving activation energy (Ea wascalculated using the optimum kinetics equation andthe results obtained from the solubility studiesexamined dissolving temperatures and periods

  17. The Characterization of a Bauxite Waste From The Bayer Process

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    Nevin Yalçın

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available The Bayer process for the alumina frombauxite produce a high quantity of waste in the formof mud. This waste -red mud- ııresent seriousproblems on environmental pollution. A possiblesolution for these wastes would be the utilization atthe ceramic industry. Because of this, thecharacterization of a bauxite 'vaste has beenperformed using various techniques. The particle sizedistribution licd bet1veen 1 and 30 J.lm. The meandeıısit

  18. High Temperature Property Development of Bauxite Based Bricks

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    A. Molin; K. Ghanbari Ahari; B. Josiek; J. Molin

    2003-01-01

    Physical properties and microstructural evolution on firing of 3 types of bauxite based refractory bricks were carried out using techniques such as porosimetry, XRD and SEM. The groups differed from each other by progressive refining of the matrix or bond phase. It is revealed that such a refinement of the matrix can improve the high temperature properties of the bricks made from poor grade materials.

  19. China’s Total Bauxite Resource Volume has Topped 4 Billion Tonnes

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    <正>According to data published in the "Communiqué on Land and Resources of China for 2012" by The Ministry of Land and Resources, in the whole year of 2012, the volume of newly added identified bauxite resource amounted to 210 million tonnes, at the end of 2012 the total volume of domestic identified bauxite resource

  20. Binding of Vapour-Phase Mercury (Hg0) on Chemically Treated Bauxite Residues (Red Mud)

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    In this study, Hg capture using red mud, seawater-neutralized red mud, and acid-treated red mud is evaluated and compared to other, more conventional sorbent materials. Red mud (also known as bauxite residue) is a by-product of extracting alumina from ground bauxite ore by treati...

  1. Chongqing Bosai plans to make an investment of RMB 10 billion in bauxite

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    2008-01-01

    <正>Following the acquisition of Guyana bauxite mine with USD 600 million,Chongqing Bosai Group has planned to make an investment of RMB 10 billion in expansion of bauxite pro- duction in the coming 5 years and to purchase a

  2. Effect of bauxite addition on densification and mullitization behaviour of West Bengal clay

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    N S Raut; P Biswas; T K Bhattacharya; K Das

    2008-12-01

    The effect of bauxite addition on the densification and mullitization of reaction sintered bauxite–clay mixture had been studied in the temperature range 1400–1500°C. The maximum bulk density (2.89 g/cc) and minimum apparent porosity (0.58%) was achieved by addition of 50 wt% bauxite. The impurities present in bauxite and clay formed liquid phase which helped in particle diffusion to aid densification. The X-ray diffraction of sample fired at 1500°C showed cristoballite phase gradually disappearing and at the same time mullite and -Al2O3 phase appearing at a higher level of bauxite addition. The in situ nascent alumina formed was reactive that facilitated the formation of secondary mullite by solution precipitation mechanism. The presence of bauxite also changed the morphology of the mullite particles. Two types of mullite were distinctly observed in the SEM photographs: elongated primary mullite and equiaxed secondary mullite.

  3. Mineralogy and crystal chemistry of iron in the Timan bauxite and products of their technological processing

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    Kotova, O.; Silaev, V.; Lutoev, V.; Vakhrushev, A.

    2016-04-01

    Mineralogical and geochemical features of two series of samples of typical bauxites from two deposits of Middle Timan mining area (Vezhayu-Vorykva and Svetlinskoe) were studied. The phase composition of ferrous bauxites generally is boehmite, hematite, ultradisperse low-ordered goethite and berthierine. In a boehmite and kaolinite structural impurity of iron to 10%, and in the iron oxidehydroxides aluminum impurity is revealed. On iron content bauxites are subdivided into three mineral types for which quantitative data on valence states of ions of iron and proportions of their distribution last on nonequivalent structural positions in hematite, goethite and berthierine are obtained. Noble metals (Ag, Au, Ir, Rh, Pd) concentrating in bauxites are revealed for the first time. Obtained data can lead to decrease of power consumption during aluminum production and high quality ceramics, to provide production of valuable iron oxide, and also to minimize the ecological harm from accumulation of bauxite wastes.

  4. UNDERGROUND BAUXITE EXPLOITATION IN THE WESTERN DINARIDS ESSENTIAL FACTS AND COMMENTS

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    Slavko Vujec

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available After a short information about the causes both for the deficiency of papers on bauxite underground mines and for the development of such mines, a concise sketch of the geologic structures of the bauxite regions in the Western Dinarids, inclusive the chemical composition of the bauxites, is given. The main portion of the paper is devoted to the description of the following bauxitic regions: Drniš (with the mines Kalun and Kumanovo, Obrovac (Dračevac, Ćukovac—Grižinice and Krš, Mostar (Orašnica, Tribošić, Trobukva, Dabrica, Jajce (Poljane, Crvene Stijene, Bosanska Krupa (Risovac, and Sinj (Visoka. Presented are the »bauxitic« history of the region as well as its mining characteristics, from the mode of opening to the used mining methods, with their adventages and disadvantages. Comments are made, but no conclusions drawn; the future remains open.

  5. Effects of intense magnetic field on digestion and settling performances of bauxite

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    吕国志; 张廷安; 王小晓; 张旭华; 刘燕; 赵秋月; 豆志河

    2014-01-01

    The effects of magnetic field intensity, roasting temperature and roasting time on digestion rate and settling performance of bauxite with different iron contents were investigated systematically. The results indicate that such magnetic treatment can profoundly change the microstructure and digestion performance of bauxite. For the two samples carrying different iron contents, phase transformation of the aluminum oxide phase proceeds faster in the high iron bauxite than the low one. The optimal pretreatment conditions of low iron bauxite are roasting temperature 550 °C and magnetic field intensity 6 T, while for high iron bauxite are 500 °C and 9 T. The digestion rate of alumina can reach 95% and 92% at digestion temperature of 190 °C and 250 °C. The settling performances of roasted ore by intense magnetic field after digestion are enhanced through pretreatment.

  6. pH variation mechanism of high sulfur-containing bauxite

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    陈兴华; 胡岳华; 李旺兴; 陈湘清; 曹学锋

    2015-01-01

    In order to fundamentally solve the acidification problem of high sulfur-containing bauxite during storage, by simulating the environment of minerals storage in laboratory, the acidification mechanism and influencing factors of high sulfur-containing bauxite were studied and confirmed using the single variable method to control the atmosphere, water and other variables. The results show that the acidification is mostly caused by the oxidation of sulfur-containing bauxite, which is mainly the natural oxidation of Pyrite (FeS2), then the alkaline minerals dissolute in the presence of water, leading to the acidification phenomenon, which is influenced by moisture and air flow. Finally, more acid-producing substances are formed, resulting in the acidification of high sulfur-containing bauxite. The acidification of high sulfur-containing bauxite results from the combined effect of the oxygen in the air and water, which can be significantly alleviated by controlling the diffusion of the oxygen in air.

  7. Arsenic ِAdsorption on Bauxite Mineral Using Batch Equilibrium Test

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    Fares Y. Alshaebi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Study suggested a solution to remove arsenic contamination from contaminated water. Approach: Bauxite, which is a mineral, was proposed as natural remediation material used in this study. Bauxite was collected from Johor mining company in Teluk Ramunia, Johor Bharu, Malaysia. Batch equilibrium test was performed in accordance to different initial concentrations, shaking time and different initial pH values. Results: Results showed that mineral bauxite has high Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC and Specific Surface Area (SSA, with the values range from 23.9-32.6 meq/100 g and 18.5-22.09 m2 g-1, respectively. Sample of bauxite mineral is slightly acidic with pH values ranging from 5.06-5.35. Percentage of organic matter and carbonate content in bauxite are very low with the values of 3.78-4.57 and 2.435-2.5% respectively. For batch adsorption, results showed that bauxite has high adsorption capacity for arsenic and it can remove more than 99% of arsenic from contaminated water. The highest amount of arsenic adsorbed (q was 4996.6 mg kg-1 in 500 ppm of arsenic concentration after 48 h of the test in pH 7.6. The lowest was 4554.7 mg kg-1 in 500 ppm of arsenic at 24 h of shaking time in pH 10. Conclusion: Results indicated that bauxite can be used as a natural material for the removal of arsenic from contaminated water.

  8. Bio-mineralization and potential biogeochemical processes in bauxite deposits: genetic and ore quality significance

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    Laskou, Magdalini; Economou-Eliopoulos, Maria

    2013-08-01

    The Parnassos-Ghiona bauxite deposit in Greece of karst type is the 11th largest bauxite producer in the world. The mineralogical, major and trace-element contents and δ18O, δ12C, δ34S isotopic compositions of bauxite ores from this deposit and associated limestone provide valuable evidence for their origin and biogeochemical processes resulting in the beneficiation of low grade bauxite ores. The organic matter as thin coal layers, overlying the bauxite deposits, within limestone itself (negative δ12C isotopic values) and the negative δ34S values in sulfides within bauxite ores point to the existence of the appropriate circumstances for Fe bio-leaching and bio-mineralization. Furthermore, a consortium of microorganisms of varying morphological forms (filament-like and spherical to lenticular at an average size of 2 μm), either as fossils or presently living and producing enzymes, is a powerful factor to catalyze the redox reactions, expedite the rates of metal extraction and provide alternative pathways for metal leaching processes resulting in the beneficiation of bauxite ore.

  9. Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Stable Isotope Studies of the Dopolan Bauxite Deposit, Zagros Mountain, Iran

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    Somayeh Salamab Ellahi

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The Dopolan deposit is a Mediterranean-type bauxite located in the Zagros Fold-Thrust Zone, Iran. This deposit consists of five lithological members including iron-rich, clay-rich, oolitic, pisolitic and organic matter-containing bauxites. The mineralogy of the deposit includes diaspore, boehmite, and kaolinite, nacrite, with minor pyrite, anatase and rutile. Geochemical studies show that light rare earth elements (LREEs are enriched relative to heavy rare earth elements (HREEs in all members, supporting an authigenic origin. Mass changes based on Ti as an immobile element indicate that conventionally-immobile elements (Al, Nb, Ta, Zr, Hf are enriched in situ in the residual units, whereas mobile elements (K, Ca, Si were depleted during bauxitization. This study shows that the Khaneh–Kat argillitic dolomite is the likely parent rock. The δ18O (7.63‰to 9.35‰ and D values (49.91‰to 66.49‰ for kaolinite in the bauxite samples suggest equilibration with meteoric waters which supports a supergene origin. Bauxitization occurred in a warm climate with relatively constant isotopic composition suggesting climate stability during the development of bauxite horizons and remobilization of Al (with formation of secondary boehmite. The δ13C values of calcite (7.3‰ in the bauxite support the idea that the Khaneh–Kat Formation has experienced post-depositional isotope exchange with meteoric waters during the karstification process.

  10. Characterization and Beneficiation Studies of a Low Grade Bauxite Ore

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    Rao, D. S.; Das, B.

    2014-10-01

    A low grade bauxite sample of central India was thoroughly characterized with the help of stereomicroscope, reflected light microscope and electron microscope using QEMSCAN. A few hand picked samples were collected from different places of the mine and were subjected to geochemical characterization studies. The geochemical studies indicated that most of the samples contain high silica and low alumina, except a few which are high grade. Mineralogically the samples consist of bauxite (gibbsite and boehmite), ferruginous mineral phases (goethite and hematite), clay and silicate (quartz), and titanium bearing minerals like rutile and ilmenite. Majority of the gibbsite, boehmite and gibbsitic oolites contain clay, quartz and iron and titanium mineral phases within the sample as inclusions. The sample on an average contains 39.1 % Al2O3 and 12.3 % SiO2, and 20.08 % of Fe2O3. Beneficiation techniques like size classification, sorting, scrubbing, hydrocyclone and magnetic separation were employed to reduce the silica content suitable for Bayer process. The studies indicated that, 50 % by weight with 41 % Al2O3 containing less than 5 % SiO2 could be achieved. The finer sized sample after physical beneficiation still contains high silica due to complex mineralogical associations.

  11. Extraction of Alumina from high-silica bauxite by hydrochloric acid leaching using preliminary roasting method

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    Valeev, D. V.; Mansurova, E. R.; Bychinskii, V. A.; Chudnenko, K. V.

    2016-02-01

    A process of dissolution Severoonezhsk deposit boehmite-kaolinite bauxite by hydrochloric acid, as well as the processes that occur during open-air calcination, were investigated. A dehydration process has been studied, and the basic phase transformation temperatures were identified. Temperature and time of calcination influence on bauxite dehydration speed were determined. It is shown that the preliminary calcination increases the extraction ratio of alumina into solution up to 89%. Thermodynamic modelling of physical and chemical processes of bauxite decomposition by hydrochloric acid and the basic forms of aluminium speciation in solution were obtained.

  12. Flotation de-silicating from diasporic-bauxite with cetyl trimethylammonium bromide

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    王毓华; 胡岳华; 刘晓文

    2003-01-01

    Using cetyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as collector, the flotation de-silicating from diasporicbauxite was investigated. And the Zeta potentials and contact-angles of silicate minerals and diaspore were also stuite and illite become more positive, and the contact angles of these three silicates also increase evidently in the pH range of 2-8, but the Zeta potentials and contact angles of diaspore change little. So, the floatability of the four minerals is in the following order: pyrophyllite>kaolinite≈illite>diaspore. The open-circuit flotation results also show that a bauxite concentrate with m(Al2 O3 )/m(SiO2 ) over 9.3 and Al2 O3 recovery over 76% can be obtained from diasporic-bauxite ore. The result of XRD of the bauxite concentrate shows that pyrophyllite is easier to be removed from diasporic-bauxite than illite and kaolinite due to its better floatability.

  13. West Inner Mongolia Coalfield to be the Largest Bauxite Mine in China

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    2011-01-01

    <正>With the acceleration of industrialization of extraction of alumina from high aluminum fly ash technology, the West Inner Mongolia coalfield is expected to become the largest bauxite mine with the largest aluminum reserves in China.

  14. THE DIGESTION OPERATION IN THE ALKALI ALUMINAT SOLUTIONS OF ALUMINUM HYDROXIDES IN THE BOEHMITIC BAUXITES

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    Sami ŞAHİN

    1999-01-01

    At present more than 90 per cent of the world's alumina is produced by the Bayer process, a simple technology providing high purity final product. A part from some exceptional local conditions, bauxite is processed almost solely by this technology. As a benefication process, alumina production releases the aluminum oxide content of bauxite from other accompanying oxides thus providing alumina suitable for electrolysis in a cryolite melt. The basic theory of the Bayer process was elaborated by...

  15. Smelting of bauxite residue (red mud) in view of iron and selective rare earths recovery

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    Borra, Chenna Rao; Blanpain, Bart; Pontikes, Yiannis; Binnemans, Koen; Van Gerven, Tom

    2016-01-01

    During acid leaching of bauxite residue (red mud), the increase in dissolution of rare-earth elements (REEs) is associated with an increase in iron dissolution, which poses problems in the downstream processing. Therefore, it would be beneficial to remove iron from bauxite residue by smelting reduction. The slag generated in the smelting reduction process could then be further processed for recovery of REEs. Smelting experiments were carried out at temperatures between 1500 and 1600 degrees C...

  16. The Effect of Pretreatment on Magnetic Separation of Ferruginous Minerals in Bauxite

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    Rao, R. Bhima; Besra, L.; Reddy, B. R.; Banerjee, G. N.

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    Bauxite sample of Jamnagar, India, is suitable for refractory applications after separation of iron minerals. Different magnetic separators and intensities are studied on different treated samples. The results of these investigations indicate that removal of ferruginous minerals from crude sample requires a magnetic intensity of 14 000 Gauss. The calcined sample at 800℃ requires magnetic intensity of about 7000 Gauss, whereas the reduced bauxite needs less than 2000 Gauss for separation of ir...

  17. Preparation and Microstructure of Bauxite-Based Sialon by Reduction Nitridation

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    ZHANG Haijun; LIU Zhanjie; ZHONG Xiangchong

    2004-01-01

    The phase compostition and microstructure of Sialon prepared from Chinese bauxite have been studied.The use of Si powder is more effective than that of activated carbon for reduction-nitridation.For bauxite specimens with 40~50% Si addition,more than 90% of Sialon may be obtained when nitrided at 1450~1500℃;the main crystalline phase is O'-Sialon(Z=0.2).

  18. Mineralogy, geochemistry and genesis of the Gheshlagh bauxite deposit, southeast of Gorgan

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    Razgar Faramarzi; Gholamhosien Shamanian; Behnam Shafiei

    2012-01-01

    The Gheshlagh bauxite deposit is located 110 km southeast of Gorgan. The deposit has been developed as a stratiform horizon with more than 2 km length and a thickness of about 25 m along the contact of Ruteh and Elika carbonate formations. Textural analysis indicates both allochthonous and autochtonous origins for the bauxites. Bohemite, diaspore, anatase, rutile, hematite, goethite, kaolinite, svanbergite, pyrite, and quartz were identified in the ore paragenesis. Based on textural and miner...

  19. Experimental Simulation of Long Term Weathering in Alkaline Bauxite Residue Tailings

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    2015-01-01

    Bauxite residue is an alkaline, saline tailings material generated as a byproduct of the Bayer process used for alumina refining. Developing effective plans for the long term management of potential environmental impacts associated with storage of these tailings is dependent on understanding how the chemical and mineralogical properties of the tailings will change during weathering and transformation into a soil-like material. Hydrothermal treatment of bauxite residue was used to compress geo...

  20. Natural radioactivity in Egyptian and industrially used australian bauxites and its tailing red mud

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    Red mud is produced in considerable masses as a waste product in the production of aluminum from bauxite. It may be used for industrial or agricultural purposes. According to it's genesis by weathering and sedimentation bauxites contain high concentrations of uranium and thorium. Three Egyptian bauxites, Australian industry used bauxite and its red mud tailing were analyzed by a high resolution gamma spectrometer, with a hyper pure germanium detector. The three Egyptian bauxites show high concentrations in uranium series, and around 120 Bq kg-1 for uranium -235. K-40 concentrations for these samples ranged from 289 to 575 Bq kg-1. Thorium series concentrations show lower values. The industrially used bauxite shows very low concentrations for all radioactive nuclides. Its tailing red mud as a low level radioactive waste LLRW, shows low concentrations for uranium - series, thorium - series and also 40K, so it is recommended to be used in industrial and agricultural purposes, which is not permissible for the normal red mud. (author)

  1. THE DIGESTION OPERATION IN THE ALKALI ALUMINAT SOLUTIONS OF ALUMINUM HYDROXIDES IN THE BOEHMITIC BAUXITES

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    Sami ŞAHİN

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available At present more than 90 per cent of the world's alumina is produced by the Bayer process, a simple technology providing high purity final product. A part from some exceptional local conditions, bauxite is processed almost solely by this technology. As a benefication process, alumina production releases the aluminum oxide content of bauxite from other accompanying oxides thus providing alumina suitable for electrolysis in a cryolite melt. The basic theory of the Bayer process was elaborated by K.J. Bayer and described in his patents in 1887 and 1892. The first patent refers to the aid of seed crystals of aluminum hydroxide or of carbonic acid, that is, to the precipitation and carbonation processes. The second patent formulates the concept that the aluminum oxide content of bauxites can be dissolved in sodium hydroxide solutions, with the formulation of sodium aluminate, a process called digestion nowadays. The most important operations of the Bayer technology are bauxite preparation, crushing, grinding, digestion, red mud separation, thickening, washing, filtration, precipitation, calcination and evaporation. In spite of its great significance as regards the complete Bayer technology, the structure of sodium aluminate solutions has not been cleared up definitely yet. Boehmite is the most important aluminum mineral of karstic bauxites. Some experimental results showing the various effects on aluminum hydroxides by alkali process from boehmitic bauxites and the factors gowerning the digestion operation of aluminate solutions were investigated.

  2. Potential Health Impacts of Bauxite Mining in Kuantan.

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    Abdullah, Noor Hisham; Mohamed, Norlen; Sulaiman, Lokman Hakim; Zakaria, Thahirahtul Asma; Rahim, Daud Abdul

    2016-05-01

    Bauxite mining is not known to most Malaysian except recently due to environmental pollution issues in Kuantan, Pahang. Potential impacts are expected to go beyond physical environment and physical illness if the situation is not controlled. Loss of economic potentials, and the presence of unpleasant red dust causing mental distress, anger and community outrage. More studies are needed to associate it with chronic physical illness. While evidences are vital for action, merely waiting for a disease to occur is a sign of failure in prevention. All responsible agencies should focus on a wider aspect of health determinants rather than merely on the occurrence of diseases to act and the need to emphasize on sustainable mining to ensure health of people is not compromised. PMID:27418864

  3. Feasible conversion of solid waste bauxite tailings into highly crystalline 4A zeolite with valuable application

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    Ma, Dongyang; Wang, Zhendong; Guo, Min [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Metallurgy, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Zhang, Mei, E-mail: zhangmei@ustb.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Metallurgy, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Liu, Jingbo [The Department of Chemistry, Texas A and M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX 78363 (United States); The Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

    2014-11-15

    Highlights: • Concept to convert waste to valuable product is carried out in this study. • An industrially feasible and cost-effective approach was developed and optimized. • Highly crystalline and well-defined zeolite was produced under moderate conditions. • The zeolite derived from the bauxite tailings displayed high ion exchange capacity. • Bauxite tailings have potential application in heavy metal ions adsorbent. - Abstract: Bauxite tailings are a major type of solid wastes generated in the flotation process. The waste by-products caused significant environmental impact. To lessen this hazardous effect from poisonous mine tailings, a feasible and cost-effective solution was conceived and implemented. Our approach focused on reutilization of the bauxite tailings by converting it to 4A zeolite for reuse in diverse applications. Three steps were involved in the bauxite conversion: wet-chemistry, alkali fusion, and crystallization to remove impurities and to prepare porous 4A zeolite. It was found that the cubic 4A zeolite was single phase, in high purity, with high crystallinity and well-defined structure. Importantly, the 4A zeolite displayed maximum calcium ion exchange capacity averaged at 296 mg CaCO{sub 3}/g, comparable to commercially-available zeolite (310 mg CaCO{sub 3}/g) exchange capacity. Base on the optimal synthesis condition, the reaction yield of zeolite 4A from bauxite tailings achieved to about 38.43%, hence, this study will provide a new paradigm for remediation of bauxite tailings, further mitigating the environmental and health care concerns, particularly in the mainland of PR China.

  4. Feasible conversion of solid waste bauxite tailings into highly crystalline 4A zeolite with valuable application

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    Highlights: • Concept to convert waste to valuable product is carried out in this study. • An industrially feasible and cost-effective approach was developed and optimized. • Highly crystalline and well-defined zeolite was produced under moderate conditions. • The zeolite derived from the bauxite tailings displayed high ion exchange capacity. • Bauxite tailings have potential application in heavy metal ions adsorbent. - Abstract: Bauxite tailings are a major type of solid wastes generated in the flotation process. The waste by-products caused significant environmental impact. To lessen this hazardous effect from poisonous mine tailings, a feasible and cost-effective solution was conceived and implemented. Our approach focused on reutilization of the bauxite tailings by converting it to 4A zeolite for reuse in diverse applications. Three steps were involved in the bauxite conversion: wet-chemistry, alkali fusion, and crystallization to remove impurities and to prepare porous 4A zeolite. It was found that the cubic 4A zeolite was single phase, in high purity, with high crystallinity and well-defined structure. Importantly, the 4A zeolite displayed maximum calcium ion exchange capacity averaged at 296 mg CaCO3/g, comparable to commercially-available zeolite (310 mg CaCO3/g) exchange capacity. Base on the optimal synthesis condition, the reaction yield of zeolite 4A from bauxite tailings achieved to about 38.43%, hence, this study will provide a new paradigm for remediation of bauxite tailings, further mitigating the environmental and health care concerns, particularly in the mainland of PR China

  5. Proposal for management and alkalinity transformation of bauxite residue in China.

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    Xue, Shengguo; Kong, Xiangfeng; Zhu, Feng; Hartley, William; Li, Xiaofei; Li, Yiwei

    2016-07-01

    Bauxite residue is a hazardous solid waste produced during the production of alumina. Its high alkalinity is a potential threat to the environment which may disrupt the surrounding ecological balance of its disposal areas. China is one of the major global producers of alumina and bauxite residue, but differences in alkalinity and associated chemistry exist between residues from China and those from other countries. A detailed understanding of the chemistry of bauxite residue remains the key to improving its management, both in terms of minimizing environmental impacts and reducing its alkaline properties. The nature of bauxite residue and the chemistry required for its transformation are still poorly understood. This review focuses on various transformation processes generated from the Bayer process, sintering process, and combined Bayer-sintering process in China. Problems associated with transformation mechanisms, technical methods, and relative merits of these technologies are reviewed, while current knowledge gaps and research priorities are recommended. Future research should focus on transformation chemistry and its associated mechanisms and for the development of a clear and economic process to reduce alkalinity and soda in bauxite residue. PMID:27023808

  6. Reforestation of bauxite mine spoils with Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm. seedlings inoculated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

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    N. Krishnakumar

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Open cast mining for bauxite at Yercaud hills (India resulted indegradation of forest ecosystem and production of large quantities of waste rocks (called mine spoils. To ameliorate mine spoils, topsoil is used to spread over before the planting of tree species, conventional method as the topsoil has a good structure, water holding capacity and beneficial microbes like Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM fungi essential for plant growth.However, the use of top soil is expensive and in this study bauxite mine spoils were reforestated with AM fungi instead of it. The beneficial microbes AM fungi (Glomus aggregatum Schenck & Smith, G. fasciculatum(Thatcher Gerd. & Trappe emend. Walker & Koske, G. geosporum(Nicol. & Gerd. Walker were isolated, cultured and inoculated into the seedlings of Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm. and grown in bauxite mine spoils as potting medium under nursery conditions. Then, the biomass improved seedlings of E. tereticornis with inoculation of AM fungi were directly transplanted at bauxite mine spoils. After transplantation of the seedlings at bauxite mine spoils, the growth and survival rate were monitored for two years. The AM fungi inoculated seedlings of E. tereticornis showed 95% survival over the control seedlings and their growth was also significantlyhigher. Tissue nutrients (N, P, K were also found higher inAM fungi inoculated E. tereticornis than un inoculated control seedlings.

  7. Reforestation of Bauxite mine spoils with Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm. seedlings inoculated with Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

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    A. Karthikeyan

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Open cast mining for bauxite at Yercaud hills (India resulted in degradation of forest ecosystem and production of large quantities of waste rocks (called mine spoils. To ameliorate mine spoils, topsoil is used to spread over before the planting of tree species, conventional method as the topsoil has a good structure, water holding capacity and beneficial microbes like Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM fungi essential for plant growth. However, the use of top soil is expensive and in this study bauxite mine spoils were reforestated with AM fungi instead of it. The beneficial microbes AM fungi (Glomus aggregatum Schenck & Smith, G. fasciculatum (Thatcher Gerd. & Trappe emend. Walker & Koske, G. geosporum (Nicol. & Gerd. Walker were isolated, cultured and inoculated into the seedlings ofEucalyptus tereticornis Sm. and grown in bauxite mine spoils as potting medium under nursery conditions. Then, the biomass improved seedlings of E. tereticornis with inoculation of AM fungi were directly transplanted at bauxite mine spoils. After transplantation of the seedlings at bauxite mine spoils, the growth and survival rate were monitored for two years. The AM fungi inoculated seedlings ofE. tereticornis showed 95% survival over the control seedlings and their growth was also significantly higher. Tissue nutrients (N, P, K were also found higher in AM fungi inoculated E. tereticornis than un inoculated control seedlings. 

  8. Deep-sea foraminifera from the Cassidaigne Canyon (NW Mediterranean): Assessing the environmental impact of bauxite red mud disposal

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    Fontanier, C.; Fabri, M.-C.; Buscail, R.; Biscara, L.; Koho, K.A.; Reichart, G.-J.; Cossa, D.; Galaup, S.; Chabaud, G.; Pigot, L.

    2012-01-01

    Benthic foraminiferal assemblages were investigated from two sites along the axis of the Cassidaigne Canyon (NW Mediterranean Sea). Both areas are contaminated by bauxite red mud enriched in iron, titanium, vanadium and chromium. These elemental enrichments are related to bauxite-derived minerals an

  9. Hidden values in bauxite residue (red mud): recovery of metals.

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    Liu, Yanju; Naidu, Ravi

    2014-12-01

    Bauxite residue (red mud) is a hazardous waste generated from alumina refining industries. Unless managed properly, red mud poses significant risks to the local environment due to its extreme alkalinity and its potential impacts on surface and ground water quality. The ever-increasing generation of red mud poses significant challenges to the aluminium industries from management perspectives given the low proportion that are currently being utilized beneficially. Red mud, in most cases, contains elevated concentrations of iron in addition to aluminium, titanium, sodium and valuable rare earth elements. Given the scarcity of iron supply globally, the iron content of red mud has attracted increasing research interest. This paper presents a critical overview of the current techniques employed for iron recovery from red mud. Information on the recovery of other valuable metals is also reviewed to provide an insight into the full potential usage of red mud as an economic resource rather than a waste. Traditional hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy are being investigated continuously. However, in this review several new techniques are introduced that consider the process of iron recovery from red mud. An integrated process which can achieve multiple additional values from red mud is much preferred over the single process methods. The information provided here should help to improve the future management and utilization of red mud. PMID:25269817

  10. Mechanical properties and microstructure fractal analysis of refractory bauxite concrete

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    Terzić A.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The surface topography analysis via fractals as a means of explanation of composite materials mechanical and microstructural characteristics has hardly been reported so far. This study proposes a method of fractal analysis and its application to refractory bauxite concrete surface tribological investigation. Fractal dimension, profilegrams and fast Fourier transform method are introduced and supported by the adequate software for analysing contours and surface roughness, depending on the observation scale and also numerically depending on horizontal lines intercepted by the investigated profile. Also, the Richardson method and Kaye modification are applied to distinguish textured and structured aspect of grain contour geometry. Microstructural investigation was carried out using a scanning electron microscope. Using the fractals of the grains contact surfaces, a reconstruction of microstructure configuration, as grains shapes or inter-granular contacts, has been performed. Obtained results indicated that fractal analyses of contact surfaces of different shapes were very important for the prognosis of the concrete behaviour. The novel approach to the investigation of refractory concrete properties was successfully conducted, as a result introducing fractal identification as a means of composite materials performances evaluation. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. ON 172057 i br. III 45008

  11. Rhizobial characterization in revegetated areas after bauxite mining

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Little is known regarding how the increased diversity of nitrogen-fixing bacteria contributes to the productivity and diversity of plants in complex communities. However, some authors have shown that the presence of a diverse group of nodulating bacteria is required for different plant species to coexist. A better understanding of the plant symbiotic organism diversity role in natural ecosystems can be extremely useful to define recovery strategies of environments that were degraded by human activities. This study used ARDRA, BOX-PCR fingerprinting and sequencing of the 16S rDNA gene to assess the diversity of root nodule nitrogen-fixing bacteria in former bauxite mining areas that were replanted in 1981, 1985, 1993, 1998, 2004 and 2006 and in a native forest. Among the 12 isolates for which the 16S rDNA gene was partially sequenced, eight, three and one isolate(s presented similarity with sequences of the genera Bradyrhizobium, Rhizobium and Mesorhizobium, respectively. The richness, Shannon and evenness indices were the highest in the area that was replanted the earliest (1981 and the lowest in the area that was replanted most recently (2006.

  12. Hidden values in bauxite residue (red mud): Recovery of metals

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    Liu, Yanju; Naidu, Ravi, E-mail: ravi.naidu@unisa.edu.au

    2014-12-15

    Highlights: • Current iron recovery techniques using red mud are depicted. • Advantages and disadvantages exist in different recovering processes. • Economic and environmental friendly integrated usage of red mud is promising. - Abstract: Bauxite residue (red mud) is a hazardous waste generated from alumina refining industries. Unless managed properly, red mud poses significant risks to the local environment due to its extreme alkalinity and its potential impacts on surface and ground water quality. The ever-increasing generation of red mud poses significant challenges to the aluminium industries from management perspectives given the low proportion that are currently being utilized beneficially. Red mud, in most cases, contains elevated concentrations of iron in addition to aluminium, titanium, sodium and valuable rare earth elements. Given the scarcity of iron supply globally, the iron content of red mud has attracted increasing research interest. This paper presents a critical overview of the current techniques employed for iron recovery from red mud. Information on the recovery of other valuable metals is also reviewed to provide an insight into the full potential usage of red mud as an economic resource rather than a waste. Traditional hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy are being investigated continuously. However, in this review several new techniques are introduced that consider the process of iron recovery from red mud. An integrated process which can achieve multiple additional values from red mud is much preferred over the single process methods. The information provided here should help to improve the future management and utilization of red mud.

  13. Hidden values in bauxite residue (red mud): Recovery of metals

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    Highlights: • Current iron recovery techniques using red mud are depicted. • Advantages and disadvantages exist in different recovering processes. • Economic and environmental friendly integrated usage of red mud is promising. - Abstract: Bauxite residue (red mud) is a hazardous waste generated from alumina refining industries. Unless managed properly, red mud poses significant risks to the local environment due to its extreme alkalinity and its potential impacts on surface and ground water quality. The ever-increasing generation of red mud poses significant challenges to the aluminium industries from management perspectives given the low proportion that are currently being utilized beneficially. Red mud, in most cases, contains elevated concentrations of iron in addition to aluminium, titanium, sodium and valuable rare earth elements. Given the scarcity of iron supply globally, the iron content of red mud has attracted increasing research interest. This paper presents a critical overview of the current techniques employed for iron recovery from red mud. Information on the recovery of other valuable metals is also reviewed to provide an insight into the full potential usage of red mud as an economic resource rather than a waste. Traditional hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy are being investigated continuously. However, in this review several new techniques are introduced that consider the process of iron recovery from red mud. An integrated process which can achieve multiple additional values from red mud is much preferred over the single process methods. The information provided here should help to improve the future management and utilization of red mud

  14. Rhizobial characterization in revegetated areas after bauxite mining.

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    Borges, Wardsson Lustrino; Prin, Yves; Ducousso, Marc; Le Roux, Christine; de Faria, Sergio Miana

    2016-01-01

    Little is known regarding how the increased diversity of nitrogen-fixing bacteria contributes to the productivity and diversity of plants in complex communities. However, some authors have shown that the presence of a diverse group of nodulating bacteria is required for different plant species to coexist. A better understanding of the plant symbiotic organism diversity role in natural ecosystems can be extremely useful to define recovery strategies of environments that were degraded by human activities. This study used ARDRA, BOX-PCR fingerprinting and sequencing of the 16S rDNA gene to assess the diversity of root nodule nitrogen-fixing bacteria in former bauxite mining areas that were replanted in 1981, 1985, 1993, 1998, 2004 and 2006 and in a native forest. Among the 12 isolates for which the 16S rDNA gene was partially sequenced, eight, three and one isolate(s) presented similarity with sequences of the genera Bradyrhizobium, Rhizobium and Mesorhizobium, respectively. The richness, Shannon and evenness indices were the highest in the area that was replanted the earliest (1981) and the lowest in the area that was replanted most recently (2006). PMID:26991294

  15. Pre-desilication and digestion of gibbsitic bauxite with lime in sodium aluminate liquor

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    Pan, Xiao-lin; Yu, Hai-yan; Dong, Kai-wei; Tu, Gan-feng; Bi, Shi-wen

    2012-11-01

    The effect of lime on the pre-desilication and digestion of gibbsitic bauxite in synthetic sodium aluminate liquor at different temperatures was investigated. The bauxite is comprised of gibbsite, aluminogoethite, hematite, kaolin, quartz, and minor boehmite. Lime increases the desilication efficiency of the bauxite during the pre-desilication process by promoting the conversion of sodalite and cancrinite to hydrogarnet. Desilication reactions during the digestion process promoted by lime result in the loss of Al2O3 entering the red mud, but the amount of aluminogoethite-to-hematite conversion promoted by lime leads to the increase of aluminogoethitic Al2O3 entering the digested liquor. The alumina digestion rate at 245°C is higher than that at 145°C due to the more pronounced conversion of aluminogoethite to hematite. The soda consumption during the digestion process decreases due to lime addition, especially at higher temperatures.

  16. Be-10 in terrestrial bauxite and industrial aluminum: An LDEF fallout

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    Gregory, J. C.; Albrecht, A.; Herzog, G.; Klein, J.; Middleton, R.; Harmon, B. A.; Parnell, T. A.

    1995-01-01

    Work has continued on the search for Be-10 on metals other than aluminum flown on LDEF. Much time-consuming extractive chemistry has been performed at Rutgers University on turnings obtained from the ends of two stainless steel trunnions from LDEF and the prepared samples will be run on the University of Pennsylvania accelerator mass spectrometer. We have continued to investigate our discovery of naturally-occurring Be-10 contamination in bauxite and industrial aluminums from different sources. Measurements of Be-10 in ores from three different sites, and from four different samples of commercial aluminum have been made. Our investigators indicate that the contamination in commercial aluminum metal originates in its principal ore, bauxite. The levels in some bauxite samples were much greater than the maximum possible for in situ production by cosmic ray secondaries. Absorption of atmospheric Be-10 by surface ores exposed to rainfall is a reasonable explanation.

  17. Kinetics of the Leaching Process of an Australian Gibbsitic Bauxite by Hydrochloric Acid

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    Aichun Zhao

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Gibbsitic bauxite from Australia was leached by hydrochloric acid in this work. Analysis on kinetics for the extraction of Al2O3 was quantitatively studied. It was concluded that the hydrochloric acid leaching process of gibbsitic bauxite was controlled by chemical reaction. Moreover, the mechanism for the dissolution followed the equation, ln⁡k=39.44-1.66×104(1/T, with an apparent activation energy of 137.90 kJ/mol, according to the equation of k=Ae-Ea/RT. This work aims to provide a good theory support for the process control by using a new method of alumina production from the low grade bauxite.

  18. On the hydrology of the bauxite oases, Cape York Peninsula, Australia

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    Leblanc, M.; Tweed, S.; Lyon, B. J.; Bailey, J.; Franklin, C. E.; Harrington, G.; Suckow, A.

    2015-09-01

    One of the world's largest bauxite deposits is located in the Cape York Peninsula, North-East Australia. Little is known about the hydrology of these remote bauxite deposits. Here, we present results from a multidisciplinary study that used remote sensing, hydrochemistry, and hydrodynamics to analyse the occurrence of several large oases in connection with the bauxite plateaus. Across this vast region, otherwise dominated by savannah, these oases are sustained by permanent springs and support rich and diverse new sub-ecosystems (spring forests) of high cultural values to the local indigenous population. The spring water chemistry reveals a well-mixed system with minor inter-spring variation; TDS values of spring waters are low (27-72 mg L-1), major ion compositions are homogenous (Na-Si-DIC-Cl) and δ18O and δ2H values are reflective of rainwater origin with little evaporation prior to recharge. Dating of spring waters with anthropogenic trace gases (CFC-12 and SF6) indicates mean groundwater residence times ranging from bauxite land surface to the sandy aquifer that feeds the springs through discontinuities in the ferricrete layer. In addition, the soil infiltrability tests showed the bauxite land surface has very high infiltrability (15 mm min-1), about four times greater than other adjacent land surfaces. Across the lower part of the Wenlock Basin, satellite data indicate a total number of 57 oases consistently located on the edge of the bauxite plateaus. This super-group of permanent hillslope springs and their ecosystems adds another important attribute to the list of natural and cultural values of the Cape York Peninsula.

  19. Investigation into the question of complex processing of bauxites of the srednetimanskoe deposit

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    Loginova, I. V.; Kyrchikov, A. V.; Lebedev, V. A.; Ordon, S. F.

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    A new technology of processing raw materials with the use of active alkali is suggested for bauxites of the Srednetimanskoe deposit; bauxite is opened at 300°C for 1 h. This technology makes it possible to increase the recovery of alumina to 94-98% and obtain red slimes and zeolite enriched with iron (58%) and titanium (4.8%); the environmental problem of storing red slimes is resolved. The blast-furnace smelting of such slimes makes it possible to obtain naturally doped cast iron and slag en...

  20. Kinetics of leaching of the aluminum hydroxide in bauxites by alkaline solutions at atmospheric pressure

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    Burtsev, A. V.; Lainer, Yu. A.; Gorichev, I. G.; Kipriyanov, N. A.; Izotov, A. D.

    2011-11-01

    The kinetics of leaching of the aluminum hydroxide from the gibbsite bauxites of Guinea (Kindia deposit) is studied under atmospheric conditions. The activation energy of the process is found to be 34.75 kJ/mol, which indicates that the process proceeds in a kinetic mode. The leaching of the aluminum hydroxide from bauxite in an alkaline solution is simulated using acid-base equilibria (ion exchange) and the electrochemical theory of the structure of a double electrical layer (Gram-Parsons theory).

  1. The Effect of Bauxite Substitution on High Temperature Strength Properties of Zirconia—corundum Mullite Material

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    ZHONGWei-bin; SUNGeng-chen; 等

    1994-01-01

    Investigations on the effect of bauxite substi-tution for industrial alumina on high temperature strength and thermal shock resistance of reaction-sintered zirconia-corundum-mullite material(ZrO2 15%) have indicated that bauxite substitution would lead to increase in modulus of rupture at 1000-1400℃ as well as improvement in thermal shock resistance,Hot strength value reaches a maximum at 15% buxite addition.The mecha-nism of mechanical behavior at elevated tempera-tures is discussed in association with changes in mi-crostructural characteristics.

  2. Soil physical properties of high mountain fields under bauxite mining

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Mining contributes to the life quality of contemporary society, but can generate significant impacts, these being mitigated due to environmental controls adopted. This study aimed to characterize soil physical properties in high-altitude areas affected by bauxite mining, and to edaphic factors responses to restoration techniques used to recover mined areas in Poços de Caldas plateau, MG, Brazil. The experiment used 3 randomized block design involving within 2 treatments (before mining intervention and after environmental recovery, and 4 replicates (N=24. In each treatment, soil samples with deformed structures were determined: granulometry, water-dispersible clay content, flocculation index, particle density, stoniness level, water aggregate stability, and organic matter contend. Soil samples with preserved structures were used to determine soil density and the total volume of pores, macropores, and micropores. Homogenization of stoniness between soil layers as a result of soil mobilization was observed after the mined area recovery. Stoniness decreased in 0.10-0.20 m layer after recovery, but was similar in the 0-0.10 m layer in before and after samples. The recovery techniques restored organic matter levels to pre-mining levels. However, changes in soil, including an increase in soil flocculation degree and a decrease in water-dispersible clays, were still apparent post-recovery. Furthermore, mining operations caused structural changes to the superficial layer of soil, as demonstrated by an increase in soil density and a decrease in total porosity and macroporosity. Decreases in the water stability of aggregates were observed after mining operations.

  3. Development of a process for continuous determination of aluminium in bauxite

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    A system for aluminium analysis in bauxite using activation technique with the aid of a 5 Ci 241Am/Be neutron source was developed. The system comprises the following steps: sampling, irradiation and counting. The reaction 27Al(n,γ)28Al is used for determination of aluminium. A 2'' x 2'' NaI(T1) scintillation detector was used for the γ-activity measurements and integral counting technique was employed. Half-life determinations for samples were carried out in order to assure that the induced activity was predominantly due to the radionuclide 28Al. In order to construct a system with solids, paraffin was chosen as moderator and reflector and an optimum irradiation position was determined. Analysis on a laboratory scale with 100g of the sample showed a good linear correlation between counts and aluminium content in bauxite samples. An irradiation chamber consisting of neutron source, moderator and reflector was constructed for activation of 2 Kg samples. Analysis with these bauxite samples indicated a relative precision in the range of 2 to 3% in less than ten minutes. Based on these results, a preliminary pilot-project was designed for continuous aluminium analysis in bauxite. (Author)

  4. Defluoridation of groundwater using aluminum-coated bauxite: Optimization of synthesis process conditions and equilibrium study.

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    Salifu, Abdulai; Petrusevski, Branislav; Mwampashi, Emmanuel S; Pazi, Iddi A; Ghebremichael, Kebreab; Buamah, Richard; Aubry, Cyril; Amy, Gary L; Kenedy, Maria D

    2016-10-01

    There is no known effective treatment for fluoride-related health disorders, hence prevention through water defluoridation is necessary. This study explored the possibility of modifying the physico-chemical properties of bauxite, a locally available material in many countries including Ghana, by thermal treatment and an aluminum coating, for water defluoridation. The study mainly focused on investigating the effects of varying synthesis process conditions on the defluoridation efficiency of Granular Aluminum Coated Bauxite (GACB). GACB performed better than raw bauxite (RB) and was able to reduce fluoride concentration in groundwater from 5 ± 0.2 mg/L to ≤ 1.5 mg/L, World Health Organization (WHO) guideline. Based on nonlinear Chi-square (χ(2)) analysis, the best-fitting isotherm model for the fluoride-GACB system was in the order: Freundlich > Redlich-Perterson ≈ Langmuir > Temkin. The fluoride adsorption capacity of GACB (qmax = 12.29 mg/g) based on the Langmuir model was found to be either comparable or higher than the capacities of some reported fluoride adsorbents. Aluminum (Al) coating procedures optimized in this study could therefore be a useful approach for synthesizing an effective fluoride adsorbent using bauxite, a locally available material. Kinetic and isotherm analysis, thermodynamic calculations, as well as FTIR and Raman analysis suggested the mechanism of fluoride adsorption onto GACB was complex and involved both physical adsorption and chemisorption processes. PMID:27327859

  5. More than 100 Million Tons of Bauxite Discovered in Dianxi,Yunnan Province

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    2008-01-01

    <正>It is reported that the large bauxite mine is lo- cated in the mid part of the Sanjiang mining belt’s Yunnan section,a region with a complex geological structure that has been on the top list of China’s plan to exploit nonferrous and pre- cious metal.

  6. Moengo on strike: the politics of labour in Suriname’s Bauxite industry

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    A. de Koning

    2011-01-01

    This article examines one crucial period of contestation in colonial Suriname, the years 1941 and 1942, when sustained labour unrest in the bauxite town of Moengo led to the establishment of the first mining unions. It argues that these strikes laid the groundwork for future relations between labour

  7. Semi-industrial experimental study on bauxite separation using a cell-column integration process

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    Zhang, Ning-ning; Zhou, Chang-chun; Cong, Long-fei; Cao, Wen-long; Zhou, You

    2016-01-01

    The cyclonic-static micro-bubble flotation column (FCSMC) is a highly efficient mineral processing equipment. In this study, a cell-column (FCSMC) integration process was investigated for the separation of bauxite and its feasibility was analyzed on a theoretical basis. The properties of low-grade bauxite ore from Henan Province, China were analyzed. Parameters such as reagent dosage, scraping bubble time, and pressure of the circulating pump during the sorting process were investigated and optimized to improve the flotation efficiency. On the basis of these parameters, continuous separation experiments were conducted. Bauxite concentrate with an aluminum-to-silicon (A/S) mass ratio of 6.37 and a 77.63wt% recovery rate were achieved via a flow sheet consisting of "fast flotation using a flotation cell, one roughing flotation and one cleaning flotation using flotation columns". Compared with the full-flotation-cells process, the cell-column integration process resulted in an increase of the A/S ratio by 0.41 and the recovery rate by 17.58wt%. Cell-column integration separation technology represents a new approach for the separation of middle-to-low-grade bauxite ore.

  8. Shadows of the Plantation? A social history of Suriname’s bauxite town Moengo

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    A. de Koning

    2011-01-01

    This article explores the social history of Suriname’s first bauxite town, Moengo, founded in the late 1910s. It recounts the rise of a new industry that drew workers away from the plantations and urban artisanal occupations to work in a massive, highly organized and orchestrated organization-cum-so

  9. Effect of Boric Acid on Properties of Calcined Flint Clay-Bauxite Castables

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    ZHANG Wei; DAI Wenyong

    2010-01-01

    In order to prolong the working time of calcined flint clay-bauxite castables during construction at high temperature,boric acid was added into the castables.The effect of boric acid on working time and curing cold crushing strength of the castables at 25 ℃ and 35 ℃were investigated.After 24 h curing in mould and another 24 h curing at 110 ℃ after demoulding,the specimens were heat treated at 1 000 ℃,1 300 ℃,and1 500 ℃ for 3 h,respectively.The permanent linear change,bulk density,modulus of rupture,and cold crushing strength were determined.The result shows that there is no need to add boric acid when calcined flint clay-bauxite ca.stables works at 25 ℃ ; when calcined flint clay-bauxite castables works at 35 ℃,boric acid can increase the working time of the castables,but decrease the curing cold crushing strength a little.Adding boric acid into calcined flint clay-bauxite castables doesn' t worsen performance of the castablcs.

  10. Separation of diaspore from bauxite by selective flocculation using hydrolyzed polyacrylamide

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    刘文莉; 胡岳华; 孙伟

    2014-01-01

    Selective flocculation is a new method to solve the problem of China’s bauxite de-silication besides flotation and reverse flotation. The method of selective flocculation of bauxite using hydrolyzed polyacrylamide as flocculant was experimented and evaluated. The results of diaspore and kaolinite single mineral settling tests show that the difference between settlement yield of kaolinite (settling 15 min) and diaspore (settling 3 min) increases from 16% to 60% by adding flocculant at pH=7. Results of selective flocculation experiment of bauxite show that the higher concentrate grade (65.75) and Al-Si ratio (7.34) could be obtained with sodium carbonate as dispersant compared with sodium hexametaphosphate; under the action of flocculating agent, the concentrate grade and Al-Si ratio increase to 67.99 and 9.01. These results could meet the requirements of Bayer production, and the simpler process was expected to cost far less than traditional flotation method and a promising de-silication method of bauxite.

  11. Semi-industrial experimental study on bauxite separation using a cellcolumn integration process

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    Ning-ning Zhang; Chang-chun Zhou; Long-fei Cong; Wen-long Cao; You Zhou

    2016-01-01

    The cyclonic-static micro-bubble flotation column (FCSMC) is a highly efficient mineral processing equipment. In this study, a cell-column (FCSMC) integration process was investigated for the separation of bauxite and its feasibility was analyzed on a theoretical basis. The properties of low-grade bauxite ore from Henan Province, China were analyzed. Parameters such as reagent dosage, scraping bubble time, and pressure of the circulating pump during the sorting process were investigated and optimized to improve the flotation efficiency. On the basis of these parameters, continuous separation experiments were conducted. Bauxite concentrate with an aluminum-to-silicon (A/S) mass ratio of 6.37 and a 77.63wt% recovery rate were achieved via a flow sheet consisting of “fast flotation using a flotation cell, one roughing flotation and one cleaning flotation using flotation columns”. Compared with the full-flotation-cells process, the cell-column integration process resulted in an increase of the A/S ratio by 0.41 and the recovery rate by 17.58wt%. Cell-column integration separation technology represents a new approach for the separation of middle-to-low-grade bauxite ore.

  12. Relationships among Preparative Technique,Phase Composition and Bending Strength of Bauxite Porcelain

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    REN Qiang; WU Xiu-Lan; HE Xuan-Meng; ZHU Zhen-Feng

    2007-01-01

    Bauxite porcelain can be sintered to make its bending strength reach 179Mpa by using sintered bauxite,clay and potash feldspar and albite as the main raw materials in oxidation atmosphere under the normal pressure.XRD,SEM and so on are utilized to study the relationships between factors like the composition of ingot,reduction particle size and heat insulating time at sintering temperature and the phase composition,microstructure and bending strength of ceramic body.The results show that the main phases in bauxite porcelain are corundum,mullite and glass,and the mullite is composed of two parts:primary mullite formed by clay conversion and secondary mullite whiskers precipitating from high temperature melt.The bending strength of ceramic body can be improved by enhancing the content of sintered bauxite in the formula:the smaller the particle size of the ceramic body is,the higher the bending strength will be.The high-temperature heat insulating technique is beneficial to the precipitation of certain quantitative secondary mullite whiskers so as to remarkably improve the strength of glass phase and ceramic body.

  13. Extreme magnesium isotope fractionation during bauxite formation on the Columbia River Basalts

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    Liu, X.; Teng, F.; Rudnick, R. L.; McDonough, W. F.; Cummings, M. L.

    2012-12-01

    The behavior of magnesium isotopes during intense weathering of continental basalt is investigated by analyses of two ~10 m deep drill cores through bauxite developed on Columbia River Basalts (CRBs) in western Oregon and Washington, United States. XRD analyses reveal that these cores consist of gibbsite, hematite, +/- halloysite, kaolinite, goethite and maghemite; quartz, which is not present in fresh basalt, occurs only at the top of the cores and its abundance decreases progressively with depth; no quartz is observed below 5 m depth in either core. Both profiles display strong Mg depletion (up to 99%) relative to fresh basalt and one profile shows re-enrichment of Mg near the surface. δ26Mg values in bauxites are extremely high (up to +1.7) relative to the fresh basalts, which have mantle-like δ26Mg of -0.24 ± 0.07. The Mg isotopic fractionation in these bauxites is unlikely to be caused by kinetic fractionation via chemical diffusion (as suggested for lithium isotopes for a different weathering profile by Teng et al. (1)) because Richter et al. (2) found no measureable Mg isotopic fractionation associated with Mg diffusion in water. Moreover, due to the intense weathering, Mg isotopic fractionation in these drill cores should not be influenced by dissolution of basalts. Therefore, it is likely that the observed extreme Mg isotopic fractionation is associated with secondary mineral formation. However, δ26Mg tends to lower values towards the surface in both cores, opposite the trend that is expected to be produced by progressive leaching of the basalt accompanied by secondary mineral formation. Both the presence of quartz and less radiogenic Nd isotopic compositions at the tops of the profiles suggest that eolian material has been added to the top few meters of these weathering profiles, causing the Mg isotopic composition to be lighter at the surface. Moreover, both Mg concentration and δ26Mg in bauxites influenced by eolian addition show correlations with

  14. Microbial community succession in alkaline, saline bauxite residue: a cross-refinery study

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    Santini, T.; Malcolm, L. I.; Tyson, G. W.; Warren, L. A.

    2015-12-01

    Bauxite residue, a byproduct of the Bayer process for alumina refining, is an alkaline, saline tailings material that is generally considered to be inhospitable to microbial life. In situ remediation strategies promote soil formation in bauxite residue by enhancing leaching of saline, alkaline pore water, and through incorporation of amendments to boost organic matter content, decrease pH, and improve physical structure. The amelioration of chemical and physical conditions in bauxite residue is assumed to support diversification of microbial communities from narrow, poorly functioning microbial communities towards diverse, well-functioning communities. This study aimed to characterise microbial communities in fresh and remediated bauxite residues from refineries worldwide, to identify (a) whether initial microbial communities differed between refineries; (b) major environmental controls on microbial community composition; and (c) whether remediation successfully shifts the composition of microbial communities in bauxite residue towards those found in reference (desired endpoint) soils. Samples were collected from 16 refineries and characterised using 16S amplicon sequencing to examine microbial community composition and structure, in conjunction with physicochemical analyses. Initial microbial community composition was similar across refineries but partitioned into two major groups. Microbial community composition changes slowly over time and indicates that alkalinity and salinity inhibit diversification. Microbially-based strategies for in situ remediation should consider the initial microbial community composition and whether the pre-treatment of chemical properties would optimise subsequent bioremediation outcomes. During in situ remediation, microbial communities become more diverse and develop wider functional capacity, indicating progression towards communities more commonly observed in natural grassland and forest soils.

  15. Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Mass Changes at the Mombi Bauxite Deposit, (SW Iran): Using Geochemical Characteristics of the Immobile Elements

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    Ahmadnejad, Farhad; Vahabzadeh, Bahman; Zamanian, Hassan; Sameti, Mona; Asadi Haroni, Hooshang

    2016-04-01

    The Mombi bauxite deposit is located 160Km northwest of Dehdasht in the Zagros fold belt of Iran. The bauxite horizons are mineralogically homogeneous, and contains high amount of boehmite, diaspore, hematite, kaolinite, and anatase. Total geochemical analysis of the bauxite shows that Al2O3, SiO2, Fe2O3 and TiO2 are the main components. The immobile elements of Al, Ti, Nb, Zr, Hf, Cr, Ta, Y and Th are enriched while Rb, Ba, K, Sr, and P are depleted during bauxitization process. Chondrite-normalized REE pattern in the bauxite ore indicates REE enrichment (ΣREE=162.8-755.28ppm, ave. ~ 399.36 ppm) relative to the argillized limestone (ΣREE=76.26-84.03 ppm, ave. ~ 80.145 ppm). These patterns also reflect enrichment in LREE relative to HREE. Both positive and negative Ce anomalies (0.48-2.0) are observed in the Mombi bauxite horizons. These anomalies are related to the oxidation state of Ce (from Ce3+ to Ce4+), ionic potential, and complication of Ce4+ with carbonate compounds in the studied horizon. The present study uses the geochemistry of immobile elements to calculate the mass changes occurred during weathering and bauxitization. The results reveal that elements such as Si, Fe, Mg, P, K, Ba, Sr and Zn are depleted, while Al, Zr, V, Cr, Ni, Ga, Y and LREEs indicate positive mass changes during the weathering and bauxitization. In addition, Nb, Hf, Ta, Bi, Rb, Cs, U and HRRE exhibit little changes, suggesting relatively immobile features. Inter-elemental relationship analyses of the bauxite by using R-mode factor analysis method suggest that the elemental behaviors of trace elements and REEs during bauxite mineralization are mainly controlled by the mineral compositions and chemical properties of the elements. R-mode factor analysis reveals a number of key findings: (i) some of the low solubility elements were concentrated in detrital zircon (Zr), in anatase (Ti), and possibly in boehmite and hematite during the later stages of bauxitisation; (ii) Fe was

  16. Ozonation catalyzed by the raw bauxite for the degradation of 2,4,6-trichloroanisole in drinking water

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    A kind of inexpensive and environmental friendly mineral, the raw bauxite has been used successfully as a catalyst combined with ozonation in the degradation of 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA). The catalyst was characterized by using various analytical techniques. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) characterization showed that the raw bauxite containing boehmite (γ-AlOOH), kaolinite (Al2Si2O5(OH)4) and quartz (SiO2), and γ-AlOOH was the major composition. The catalytic ozonation removal effectiveness of TCA was investigated under various physicochemical conditions. Both the adsorption and the single ozonation were not effective for the degradation of TCA, and the presence of the raw bauxite in ozonation enhanced the TCA removal effectiveness. Both the hydroxyl radicals (·OH) scavenging experiment and Rct characterization confirmed that the generation of ·OH was accounted for the enhancement of the degradation of TCA. The generation of ·OH was inhibited faintly by the presence of both natural organic matters (NOMs) and alkalinity in the natural water during catalyzed ozonation with the raw bauxite. The increasing of both the bauxite dosage and the ozone dosage enhanced the removal effectiveness of TCA. The raw bauxite was an efficient green catalyst for TCA degradation in drinking water.

  17. Bauxite-supported Transition Metal Oxides: Promising Low-temperature and SO2-tolerant Catalysts for Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx

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    Xiuyun Wang; Wen Wu; Zhilin Chen; Ruihu Wang

    2015-01-01

    In order to develop low-temperature (below 200 °C) and SO2-tolerant catalysts for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx, a series of cheap M/bauxite (M = Mn, Ni and Cu) catalysts were prepared using bauxite as a support. Their SCR performances are much superior to typical V2O5/TiO2, the addition of M into bauxite results in significant promotion of NOx removal efficiency, especially at low temperature. Among the catalysts, Cu/bauxite exhibits wide temperature window over 50–400 °C, stron...

  18. The potential for constructed wetlands to treat alkaline bauxite residue leachate: laboratory investigations.

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    R, Buckley; T, Curtin; R, Courtney

    2016-07-01

    High alkalinity (pH > 12) of bauxite residue leachates presents challenges for the long-term storage and managements of the residue. Whilst the use of constructed wetlands is gaining in interest for its use in the treatment of alkaline waters, thus far, there is limited evidence of its suitability for treating NaOH dominated bauxite residue leachate. A series of batch trials were conducted to investigate the potential for constructed wetland conferred mechanisms (dilution water quality, contact with CO2, and substrate type) for treating NaOH solutions to levels permissible for discharge (p constructed wetland. Formation of a calcite precipitate was observed in some treatments and further characterisation by XRD and XPS suggested surface coating with Na2CO3. It is therefore suggested that, under suitable conditions, constructed wetland technology can reduce leachate pH to constructed wetland. PMID:27048325

  19. Rheological Behavior of Bauxite-Based SiC-Containing Castables

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    YE Fangbao; M. Rigaud; LIU Xinhong; ZHONG Xiangchong

    2004-01-01

    Low cement (LC) and ultra-low cement (ULC)bauxite-SiC castables are important and high performance monolithic refiactories andthey have been widely used iniron-making and incinerator linings. In this work, rheo-logical behavior of LC and ULC bauxite-based SiC-contain-ing castables has been studied, including the effects of SiC content and cement content on rheological properties of thecastables. The results show that with an increase of SiC and cement content, rheological properties of the castablesdeteriorate. On the other hand, moderate amounts of SiC(4% ~ 8% ) and of calcium aluminate cement (2% ~4% ) have very slight influence on rheological properties,(i. e. when the castables are sheared their torque andyield torque only slightly increase with the shearing speed). The rheological characteristics of the castables fol-low Bingham fiuid and always show shear thinning behav-ior.

  20. Kinetic study of non-isothermal decomposition of a composite diasporic-boehmitic bauxite

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    Samouhos, M.; Angelopoulos, P.; Pilatos, G.; Taxiarchou, M.; Papageorgiou, S.

    2016-04-01

    In the current study, the kinetic of the thermal decomposition of a composite diasporic-boehmitic bauxite is investigated under non-isothermal heating conditions by means of thermogravimetric analysis. The calculation of activation energy (Ea) has been performed by various methods and the attained values range from 185000 to 190000 J.mol-1 for conversion rate of 0.5. The first-order kinetic model can adequately be used to describe thermal decomposition of bauxite composite, while the pre-exponential factor value was found to be 2.088*1011 min-1. The calculated activation energy value together with pre-exponential factor and the solid state kinetic model factors enable the simulation of the thermal decomposition under various heating conditions by the implementation of an ordinary differential equation. The calculated values are in satisfactory agreement with the experimental ones.

  1. CROSSING SUPPORT OF THE DRIFT AND CROSSCUTS IN SUBLEVEL BAUXITE MINING

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    Srećko Majić

    1993-12-01

    Full Text Available The report discusses the excavation method in underground bauxite exploitation of the Bauxite Mine Posušjc, as well as the experiences in crossing support of drifts and crosscuts till now, where it came in about 6% cases to the breakage of the frame support and to crossing ceiling caving. On the basis of such biggest caving, the estimate and dimensioning of critical support elements (runner and bar were performed. The possibility of supporting by bolting and stell plate was also considered. For the central part of the crosscut the use of bolts was assumed, which are fixed in the up-face. and for the rest of crossing the expansion shell anchors. For the latter, the estimate for anchoring elements was elaborated. Technical, safety and economic advantage of the bolts support is proved when compared with the frame support (the paper is published in Croatian.

  2. MORPHOLOGICAL AND GEOLOGICAL INDICATORS OF THE POSSIBLE BAUXITE DEPOSITS IN THE KARST REGION OF WESTERN HERZEGOVINA

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    Ivan Blašković

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available Investigation results of morphological and geological potential bauxite deposit indicators in the Mesihovina-Rakitno bauxitebearing sedimentary basin in Western Herzegovina are presented. Region with carbonate and clastic hangingwalls as well as those without overlying sediments have been studied. It was established that the expression and number of the indicators depend size as well as on character and thickness of hangingwall sediments. The morphological indicators are expressed as a particular relief forms situated right above the deposits or nearby and are a consequence of geological relations and exodynamic processes. Ihe numerous geological indicators resulted from complex geological events. The most important are: preore structural relations, the formation of paleorelief, peculiar way of hangingwall rocks sedimentation, lithification processes and the formation of the recent structural pattern. It has been observed that particular indicators should be recognized within a relatively thick succession of the overlying sediments which is of the great importance in the exploration of bauxite deposits.

  3. Ferruginous Microspherules in Bauxite at Maochang, Guizhou Province, China: Products of Microbe-Pyrite Interaction?

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    ZHOU Yuefei; WANG Rucheng; LU Jianjun; LI Yiliang

    2006-01-01

    The Maochang bauxite in Guizhou Province is one of the important aluminum ore deposits in southwestern China. Ferruginous spherules, measuring about a few microns across, were found in the transitional layer of the deposit. The EDS and XRD results show that the microspherules are composed mostly of iron (hydr)oxide minerals (goethite) with only weak presence of aluminum and silicon.Occasionally, some pyrite micrograins with dissolved surface are found associated with goethite within the spherules. It is thus suggested that microspherules are linked to pyrite oxidization. It is also thought that microbial activities contribute not only to pyrite oxidization, but also to ball-like assemblage of the iron (hydr)oxides. The mechanism of the formation of ferruginous microspherules is also believed to be important in studying geomicrobiology of bauxite.

  4. Effects of iron-aluminium oxides and organic carbon on aggregate stability of bauxite residues.

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    Zhu, Feng; Li, Yubing; Xue, Shengguo; Hartley, William; Wu, Hao

    2016-05-01

    In order to successfully establish vegetation on bauxite residue, properties such as aggregate structure and stability require improvement. Spontaneous plant colonization on the deposits in Central China over the last 20 years has revealed that natural processes may improve the physical condition of bauxite residues. Samples from three different stacking ages were selected to determine aggregate formation and stability and its relationship with iron-aluminium oxides and organic carbon. The residue aggregate particles became coarser in both dry and wet sieving processes. The mean weight diameter (MWD) and geometry mean diameter (GMD) increased significantly, and the proportion of aggregate destruction (PAD) decreased. Natural stacking processes could increase aggregate stability and erosion resistant of bauxite residues. Free iron oxides and amorphous aluminium oxides were the major forms in bauxite residues, but there was no significant correlation between the iron-aluminium oxides and aggregate stability. Aromatic-C, alkanes-C, aliphatic-C and alkenes-C were the major functional groups present in the residues. With increasing stacking age, total organic carbon content and aggregate-associated organic carbon both increased. Alkanes-C, aliphatic-C and alkenes-C increased and were mainly distributed in macro-aggregates, whereas aromatic-C was mainly distributed in <0.05-mm aggregates. Organic carbon stability in micro-aggregates was higher than that in macro-aggregates and became more stable. Organic carbon contents in total residues, and within different aggregate sizes, were all negatively correlated with PAD. It indicated that organic materials had a more significant effect on macro-aggregate stability and the effects of iron-aluminium oxides maybe more important for stability of micro-aggregates. PMID:26832865

  5. Extra large bauxite mines with 120 million tons discovered in Guangxi Congzuo

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    2007-01-01

    <正>According to Guangxi General Institute of Geological Prospecting,after 3 years of hard work,prospecting team has discovered extra large bauxite mines with resources of 120 mil- lion tons in Youjiang area in Guangxi. It is said that the newly-found extra large baux- ite mines are situated in the city of Congzuo. The ore belt lays generally northeast with 50

  6. β-Sialon Produced by Carbon Thermal Nitriding Reaction of Bauxite

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    2000-01-01

    β-Sialon was produced by carbon thermal nitriding reaction in N2 gas atmosphere when the mixtures of bauxite and anthracite were put into vertical furnace. According to the mass loss of raw materials and the result of X-ray diffration (XRD) of products, the influences of the process parameters on the compositions and relative contents of products, such as the fixed carbon content, the flow of N2, the soaking time and the temperature, were researched.

  7. Reforestation of Bauxite mine spoils with Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm. seedlings inoculated with Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

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    A.Karthikeyan; N. Krishnakumar

    2012-01-01

    Open cast mining for bauxite at Yercaud hills (India) resulted in degradation of forest ecosystem and production of large quantities of waste rocks (called mine spoils). To ameliorate mine spoils, topsoil is used to spread over before the planting of tree species, conventional method as the topsoil has a good structure, water holding capacity and beneficial microbes like Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) fungi essential for plant growth. However, the use of top soil is expensive and in this study b...

  8. Effects of minerals in ferric bauxite on sodium carbonate decomposition and volatilization

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    胡文韬; 王化军; 刘欣伟; 孙传尧

    2015-01-01

    Direct reduction is an emerging technology for ferric bauxite utilization. However, because of sodium volatilization, its sodium carbonate consumption is considerably higher than that in ordinary bauxite processing technology. TG-DSC and XRD were applied to detecting phase transformation and mass loss in direct reduction to reveal the mechanism on sodium volatilization. The results show that the most significant influence factor of ferric bauxite on sodium volatilization in direct reduction system is its iron content. Sodium volatilization is probably ascribed to the instability of amorphous substances structure. Amorphous substances are the intermediate-products of the reaction, and the volatilization rate of sodium increases with its generating rate. These amorphous substances are volatile, thus, more sodium is volatilized with its generation. A small amount of amorphous substances are generated in the reaction between Na2CO3and Al2O3; thus, only 3.15% of sodium is volatilized. Similarly, the volatilization rate is 1.87% in the reaction between Na2CO3and SiO2. However, the volatilization rate reaches 7.64% in the reaction between Na2CO3 and Fe2O3 because of the generation of a large amount of amorphous substances.

  9. Artificial neural network prediction of the aluminum extraction from bauxite in the Bayer process

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    Đurić Isidora

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of statistical modeling of the bauxite leaching process, as part of Bayer technology for an alumina production. Based on the data, collected during the period between 2008 - 2009 (659 days from the industrial production in the alumina factory Birač, Zvornik (Bosnia and Herzegovina, the statistical modeling of the above mentioned process was performed. The dependant variable, which was the main target of the modeling procedure, was the degree of Al2O3 recovery from boehmite bauxite during the leaching process. The statistical model was developed as an attempt to define the dependence of the Al2O3 degree of recovery as a function of input variables of the leaching process: composition of bauxite, composition of the sodium aluminate solution and the caustic module of the solution before and after the leaching process. As the statistical modeling tools, Multiple Linear Regression Analysis (MLRA and Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs were used. The fitting level, obtained by using the MLRA, was R2 = 0.463, while ANN resulted with the value of R2 = 0.723. This way, the model, defined by using the ANN methodology, can be used for the efficient prediction of the Al2O3 degree of recovery as a function of the process inputs, under the industrial conditions of the alumina factory Birač, Zvornik. The proposed model also has got a universal character and, as such, is applicable in other factories practicing the Bayer technology for alumina production.

  10. Alumina Extraction From Low-Grade Diasporic Bauxite By Pyro-Hydro Metallurgical Process

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    Ahmet Alp

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Diasporic bauxite samples obtained from Isparta-Yalvaç region were crashed and sieved with a 100 mm sieve. After determining the composition by chemical analysis, grain size distribution of the samples were determined. Then the characterization of the sample was recorded by static and dynamic thermal analysis and XRD studies. Bauxite samples added CaO and Na2CO3 were calcined at 900 ºC. Alumina extraction studies were performed for 20, 40, 60, 80 minutes of calcination time and 15, 30, 45, 60 minutes of leach time and 25, 50, 75, 100 ºC of leach temperature. It was found that the maximum leach yield (85.04 % was obtained at 60 minutes of calcination time and 15 minutes of leach time and 50 ºC of leach temperature. These results demonstrated that the optimum conditions for dissolving to this type of iron-rich low grade diasporic bauxite minerals at low-temperature and alkaline concentration were determined.

  11. Mineralogical characteristics of the superlarge Quaternary bauxite deposits in Jingxi and Debao counties, western Guangxi, China

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    Liu, Xuefei; Wang, Qingfei; Zhang, Qizuan; Feng, Yuewen; Cai, Shuhui

    2012-06-01

    In recent decades, more than 0.5 billion tons of ores scattered in the Quaternary laterite in western Guangxi, China have been explored. The ores were derived from a bauxite horizon in Permian via physical break-up and re-sediment process. Utilizing various test methods, i.e., XRD, DTA, TG/DTG, SEM/EDS and EPMA, the mineralogical characteristics of the Quaternary bauxite ores in Jingxi and Debao counties were investigated. XRD was used together with TG/DTG to obtain relatively accurate ore mineral abundance. Diaspore is the major phase, whereas hematite, kaolinite, anatase, chamosite, gibbsite, goethite, illite and rutile are minor. Diaspore is characterized by a small particle size, low degrees of crystallinity and complex chemical composition. Both gibbsite and goethite have a varied particle size, and goethite crystals contain high Al substitution and Si. It is clarified that diaspore, chamosite and anatase were formed in a mildly reduced and alkaline depositional environment in Permian, while gibbsite, hematite, goethite and part kaolinite were precipitated from Al3+-, Si4+- and Fe3+-enriched solutions within an Quaternary oxidized environment. The ions Al3+, Si4+ and Fe3+ are mostly released from chamosite in its dissolution process. The different physicochemical conditions between the Permian depositional and the Quaternary weathering periods resulted in a complex mineral assemblage in the Quaternary bauxite.

  12. Investigation on deposition condition, sedimentary environment and genesis of Mandan and Deh-Now bauxite deposits, Dehdasht area, Kohgiloye and Boyer-Ahmad province: using mineralogical studies

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    Alireza Zarasvandi

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The Mandan and Deh-Now bauxite deposits are located 40 km northeast of Dehdasht in Kohgiloye and Boyer-Ahmad province in the Zagros simply folded belt. The deposits were formed in the oldest rocks of the area of late Cretaceous age. The bauxite horizon is situated between Sarvak and Ilam formations. The aim of this study is to determine the mineralogy and texture relations of the deposits in order to determine the environment and status of bauxite mineralization. In this way, samples were selected from these bauxite deposits for mineralogical studies based on microscopic and XRD techniques. The bauxite horizon in the Mandan deposit consists of white, gray, black, pisolitic, red and yellow bauxites. The sequence was repeated in the Deh-Now without black and gray bauxites. Mineralogy is similar in all bauxitic layers and the main textures are pisolitic-ooide, ooide-spheroid, pisolitic, pelitomorphic and pseoudomorphic. Bohmite, diaspore, kaolinite and calcite are the most important minerals in both bauxitic layers of the Mandan and Deh-Now deposits. Due to bohmite mineralization in the study area, erosional and intense weathering environment in the Touronian-Cenomanian could be suggested for the deposition of bauxite in these deposits. Existence of interclasts in the pisolites and ooides indicate that these bauxites were transformed from the primary in situ environment to karstic sedimentary basin as authigenic origin. These studies indicate that there are two mineralized facies with different environmental status: (1 oxidation facies with bohmite, diaspore, kaolinite and hematite minerals and (2 reduced facies with pyrite, diaspore and chlorite mineralization. The lack of reduced condition at the Deh-Now deposit shows that the deposit formed only in oxidation status.

  13. 均质铝矾土煅烧技术的研究%Study on calcining technology for homogeneous bauxite

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    谭莹

    2011-01-01

    A simulation experiment study is carried out for homogenous bauxite in tunnel kiln. The ex- periment result shows that the optimal calcining schedule for homogenous bauxite is 1 550℃, 5h. Here the bulk density reaches 3.45g.cm^-3 and the internal microstructure of the bauxite reaches optimal state. Meanwhile the quality index of the specimen is better than that of calcined bauxite QA1-88 obviously. Key words: Homogeneous bauxite ; Calcining temperature ; Holding time ; Quality index%在隧道窑中对均质铝矾土进行了模拟实验研究,结果表明:均质铝矾土的最佳煅烧制度为1550℃、5h,体积密度可达到3.45g·cm^-3,且铝矾土内部微观结构达到最佳状态。同时样品的质量指标明显优于优质铝矾土熟料QA1—88指标。

  14. Carnian bauxite horizon on the Kopitov grič near Borovnica (Slovenia – is there a »forgotten« stratigraphic gap in its footwall?

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    Bogomir Celarc

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Beds underlying the Carnian bauxite on the Kopitov gri~ (Slovenia are by the author’s opinion not Carnian (Cordevolian, but Ladinian age. The considerable stratigraphical gap is presented between Carnian clastic rocks and underlying limestones and dolomites. Bauxite is result of the weathering during the emersion.

  15. Deep-sea foraminifera from the Cassidaigne Canyon (NW Mediterranean): assessing the environmental impact of bauxite red mud disposal.

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    Fontanier, C; Fabri, M-C; Buscail, R; Biscara, L; Koho, K; Reichart, G J; Cossa, D; Galaup, S; Chabaud, G; Pigot, L

    2012-09-01

    Benthic foraminiferal assemblages were investigated from two sites along the axis of the Cassidaigne Canyon (NW Mediterranean Sea). Both areas are contaminated by bauxite red mud enriched in iron, titanium, vanadium and chromium. These elemental enrichments are related to bauxite-derived minerals and various amorphous phases. At the shallowest station located very close to the pipe outlet, the benthic living foraminiferal community is characterised by a very low diversity and by an unusual dominance of Gyroidina umbonata and Bulimina marginata. The mechanical stress related to downslope transport of red mud is a likely source of hydro-sedimentary pollution precluding the settlement of diverse fauna. The living and dead foraminiferal faunas from the deepest site are typical of oligo-mesotrophic conditions prevailing in natural environments. There, bauxite residues have obviously no environmental impact on foraminiferal faunas. The bioavailability of trace metals is likely low as elemental enrichments were not observed in foraminiferal test chemistry. PMID:22795490

  16. Deep-sea foraminifera from the Cassidaigne Canyon (NW Mediterranean): Assessing the environmental impact of bauxite red mud disposal

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    Benthic foraminiferal assemblages were investigated from two sites along the axis of the Cassidaigne Canyon (NW Mediterranean Sea). Both areas are contaminated by bauxite red mud enriched in iron, titanium, vanadium and chromium. These elemental enrichments are related to bauxite-derived minerals and various amorphous phases. At the shallowest station located very close to the pipe outlet, the benthic living foraminiferal community is characterised by a very low diversity and by an unusual dominance of Gyroidina umbonata and Bulimina marginata. The mechanical stress related to downslope transport of red mud is a likely source of hydro-sedimentary pollution precluding the settlement of diverse fauna. The living and dead foraminiferal faunas from the deepest site are typical of oligo-mesotrophic conditions prevailing in natural environments. There, bauxite residues have obviously no environmental impact on foraminiferal faunas. The bioavailability of trace metals is likely low as elemental enrichments were not observed in foraminiferal test chemistry.

  17. Influence of grazing practices on cow milk quality: a case study on the Comarnic-Poieni bauxite quarry, Romania.

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    Lorinţ, Csaba; Rădulescu, Monica; Buia, Grigore

    2012-04-01

    The current study represents a preliminary investigation made into the influence of cattle grazing in the area of a bauxite quarry (Comarnic-Poieni, Romania) on the cow milk chemistry. Weathering and surface runoff in the bauxite quarry contaminate the local chemistry of the soil, vegetation and water. During cattle transhumance, cyclic feeding patterns occur, with grazing alternating between clean pastures and the area of the quarry. Soil and water samples were collected from the contaminated area of the quarry. Raw milk samples were collected during two stages, corresponding to the periods of grazing on clean pasture and the quarry area, respectively. Based on the obtained data, the relationship between cattle grazing and the composition of milk was interpreted. Preliminary results indicated a direct correlation of increased concentration of Al in the milk, following grazing in the bauxite quarry. PMID:21986677

  18. Use of alumina spent catalyst and RFCC wastes from petroleum refinery to substitute bauxite in the preparation of Portland clinker.

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    Al-Dhamri, Hilal; Melghit, Khaled

    2010-07-15

    Bauxite was substituted with spent catalysts for clinker preparation. Three different clinkers were prepared: one with bauxite as a reference, one with spent alumina catalyst and another with reduced fluid cracking catalyst. Powder X-ray diffraction technique, thermal analysis and scanning electron microscope were used to characterize each clinker sample. Rietveld refinement shows that, in all clinkers prepared, alite was formed with hexagonal lattice and monoclinic belite has higher unit cell volume compared to the known beta-Ca(2)SiO(4). The physical and mechanical properties (specific area, setting time, heat of hydration, soundness and compressive strength) of the cement samples were studied. The results show that substitution of bauxite by spent catalysts gave close results in terms of chemical composition, physical and mechanical properties of the Portland clinker. Also it shows the spent catalysts do not affect the quality of the prepared cement. PMID:20395040

  19. Use of alumina spent catalyst and RFCC wastes from petroleum refinery to substitute bauxite in the preparation of Portland clinker

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    Bauxite was substituted with spent catalysts for clinker preparation. Three different clinkers were prepared: one with bauxite as a reference, one with spent alumina catalyst and another with reduced fluid cracking catalyst. Powder X-ray diffraction technique, thermal analysis and scanning electron microscope were used to characterize each clinker sample. Rietveld refinement shows that, in all clinkers prepared, alite was formed with hexagonal lattice and monoclinic belite has higher unit cell volume compared to the known β-Ca2SiO4. The physical and mechanical properties (specific area, setting time, heat of hydration, soundness and compressive strength) of the cement samples were studied. The results show that substitution of bauxite by spent catalysts gave close results in terms of chemical composition, physical and mechanical properties of the Portland clinker. Also it shows the spent catalysts do not affect the quality of the prepared cement.

  20. Red sedimentary and combustion metamorphic rocks as magnetic anomaly sources. Rock magnetic and palaeomagnetic signatures recovered from bauxites and porcelanites

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    Complete text of publication follows. The first case refers to the Cretaceous bauxite deposits occurring as lenses in Padurea Craiului Massif (Apuseni Mountains, Romania). Micromagnetic mapping of bauxite lenses with a definite geometry and position (inferred from exploration works), as well as other methodological experiments (e.g., magnetic surveys related to four successive phases of the bauxite lens exploitation works) were carried out. Primary and secondary (ΔT) magnetic maps are presented. A rock magnetic databank and various models related to the bauxite magnetic prospecting capabilities were accomplished. The Koenigsberger ratio (Q) shows that the natural remanent magnetisation intensity (NRM) is higher than the induced magnetisation for 96% of the measured bauxite samples. As regards the Cretaceous bauxite palaeomagnetism, a few outcrops suitable for taking oriented samples were found in the area; nevertheless, the Characteristic Remanent Magnetisation is defined by a normal polarity and the palaeomagnetic poles have suggested a clockwise rotation. The second case regards the baked clays from a well-known coal-generating area of the western Dacic Basin (Romania). The occurrence of post-depositional thermal perturbations within the lignite-clay sequences (caused by the spontaneous autocombustion of certain coal beds) resulted in essential changes of the magnetic recording medium. New rocks were formed: the porcelanites and clinkers. The enhancement of the initial magnetic susceptibility and of several magnetic anisotropy parameters, as well as of the NRM intensity was recorded. The NRM direction was also modified, from a reversed polarity (for the 'fresh' clays) to a normal polarity (for the 'baked' clays). The 'thermally non-affected clays' recorded the geomagnetic polarity in Pliocene, assigned to the lower part of the C2Ar Subchron, whereas the porcelanites situated in the vicinity of the 'fresh' clays printed the palaeofield polarity in Middle

  1. Neopterin: A candidate biomarker for the early assessment of toxicity of aluminum among bauxite dust exposed mine workers

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    Shubhangi K Pingle

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Bauxite ore is a major source of aluminum (Al which contains approximately 35–60% Al by weight. Occupational and environmental bauxite dust exposure may cause toxicity by interaction with human biological systems resulting in oxidative stress (OS and cell death. A neopterin derivative as an antioxidant is able to modulate cytotoxicity by the induction of OS. Materials and Methods: A total of 273 subjects were selected for blood collection from three different major Al producing bauxite mines and were categorized into three groups as experimental (Exp (n = 150, experimental controls (ExC (n = 73 and control (Con (n = 50. Whole blood and serum samples were used for measurement of Al, neopterin, urea and creatinine values. Statistical analysis was performed using R-2.15.1 programming language. Results and Discussion: The result showed that age, body mass index and the behavioral habits, that is, smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption have possible effects on neopterin level. Serum neopterin levels were found to be significantly higher (P <0.0001 in the experimental group as compared to other groups. Significantly positive correlation (P < 0.0001 was observed between neopterin and creatinine. It was also observed that neopterin level increases as the duration of exposure increases. Conclusion: On the basis of findings it was concluded that exposure to bauxite dust (even at low levels of Al changes biochemical profile leading to high levels of serum neopterin. Levels of serum neopterin in workers exposed to bauxite dust were probably examined for the 1st time in India. The outcome of this study suggested that serum neopterin may be used as potential biomarker for early detection of health risks associated with bauxite dust exposed population.

  2. 马尾山铝土矿床地质特征%Bauxite Deposit Geological Characteristics in Mawei Mountain

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    钱镭; 郑勇; 闫跃东

    2014-01-01

    通过对马尾山铝士矿区初步普查工作,共求获铝土矿资源量65.77万吨,同时在矿区内还共生有粘土矿产可综合利用.从成矿条件分析,马尾山铝士矿区早二叠世梁山期为滨岸沼泽相环境,具铝土质泥质相沉积特征.因此,在马尾山铝士矿区西南部的二仙崖一带、咸丰西南部的赶场溪一带和咸丰西部的龙家盖一带,成矿条件较好,资源潜力较大,应进一步开展铝土矿的矿产勘查工作.%Through preliminary mineral prospecting in Marwei mountain bauxite beds, 657 700 tons of bauxite have been explored.At the same time,within the same mining area,symbiotic clay mineral can be mined and utilized comprehensively.Though it is a smaller scale of orebodies,this bauxite mineral explora-tion,as the rare bauxite mineral in this area,has important guiding significance in the future corresponding and related work.Analyzed from the metallogenic conditions, this orebodies belongs to coastal swamp faci-es environment in the early permian liangshan period,which is characterized by bauxitic argillaceous faci-es.As a result, the better bauxite metallogenic conditions and better potential bauxite mining resources have been found in eerxianyan in the southwest part in of Xianfeng County,Ganchangxi in the southwest part of of Xianfeng County,Longjiagai in the western part of of Xianfeng County.The bauxite mineral ex-ploration work should be further carriedout.

  3. Bryophyte communities as biomonitors of environmental factors in the Goujiang karst bauxite, southwestern China.

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    Wang, Shiqiang; Zhang, Zhaohui; Wang, Zhihui

    2015-12-15

    Bauxite mining on karst results in several ecological and environmental issues including heavy metal pollution, soil erosion and the destruction of vegetation. In turn, these may affect the distribution of plant communities and endanger human health. In general, bryophytes (mosses, liverworts and hornworts) are pioneer plants, lacking roots, vascular systems and well-developed cuticles. Due to their high sensitivity to the environment, they are often used to monitor air and soil pollution. A total of 25 bryophyte taxa from 19 genera and 9 families were recorded on Goujiang karst bauxite near the city of Zunyi in the Guizhou Province of southwestern China. Eleven principal bryophyte communities were identified, most of which consisted of only one species (monospecific assemblage), although the proportion of these single-species communities differed at the six locations. The levels of heavy metals also differed in soil from the six locations: iron, 8748.9-10,023μg/g; zinc, 146.7-240.9μg/g; copper, 24.6-60.4μg/g; and nickel, 35.6-95.1μg/g. A canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) of the bryophyte communities and environmental variables revealed the effect of gradient (slope), altitude and heavy metals in the soil on the distribution of the principal bryophyte communities. More than 36% of bryophyte taxa identified reproduced asexually by gemmae, as gemmiferous bryophyte communities tolerate substrates with high levels of heavy metals more readily than non-gemmiferous communities do. The distribution of heavy metals in the soil is reflected in the distribution of the bryophyte communities. The distribution characteristics of the principal bryophyte communities and of the gemmiferous bryophyte communities are useful in monitoring heavy metal pollution in karst bauxite. PMID:26312404

  4. Effect of hydroxamic acid starch on reverse flotation desilicate from diasporic bauxite

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    胡岳华; 李海普; 蒋玉仁

    2002-01-01

    It is important to depress diaspore effectively in order to remove silicates from diasporic bauxite. A new water soluble polymer hydroxamic acid starch (HA-starch) was prepared. The effects of the product on the diaspore and kaolinite flotation were investigated and its reactive mechanism was studied by zeta potential measurement and FTIR. The results show that HA-starch can depress diaspore while make positive effect on kaolinite flotation at low pH value(pH below 6). The flotation recovery of diaspore was sharply decreased with the increase of concentration of HA-starch. The chemical adsorption of HA-starch on the surface of diaspore was revealed.

  5. Removal of anionic ions from single material solution by bauxite tailings modified with FeCl3·6H2O

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    LAN Ye; WANG Yu-hua; HUANG Chuan-bing

    2008-01-01

    The adsorbabilities of the unmodified and modified bauxite tailings for Cr(Ⅵ), As(Ⅴ) and F(Ⅰ) ions were investigated. Batch experiments were carried out to determine the removal rate as a function of adsorbent dosage, solution pH value and shaking time. The results show that the maximum removal rates of Cr(Ⅵ), As(Ⅴ) and F(Ⅰ) are respectively 99%, 99% and 90% by using the modified bauxite tailings. The isoelectric point of the unmodified bauxite railings is 3.6, and that of the modified bauxite tailings is 5.0, which shifts to lower pH values in Cr(Ⅵ) solution. This indicates a specific adsorption of the anionic species on the modified bauxite tailings. A new band of Cr2O72- appears in the FTIR, showing that Cr(Ⅵ) is adsorbed on the modified bauxite tailings in the form of chemistry adsorption. The adsorption data of Cr(Ⅵ) on the modified bauxite tailings are well described by Freundlich model. The investigations of kinetic models show that pseudo-second-order kinetic model provides the best correlation for the experimental data.

  6. Separation of aluminosilicates and diaspore from diasporic-bauxite by selective flocculation

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    HUANG Chuan-bing; ZHANG Lin; WANG Yu-hua; LAN Ye

    2008-01-01

    The flocculation tests of four pure minerals (diaspore, kaolinite, illite, pyrophyllite) and bauxite ore were investigated by the sedimentation. The dispersion behavior of the four pure minerals shows a very good consistency with the variation of zeta potential. The concentrate with the mass ratio of Al2O3 to SiO2 (m(Al2O3)/m(SiO2)) 8.90 and the recovery of Al2O3 86.98% is obtained from bauxite ore (m(Al2O3)/m(SiO2)=5.68) in pH range of 9.5-10.0 by using sodium carbonate (5 kg/t) and sodium polyacrylate (7 g/t) as dispersant and flocculant respectively. Sodium carbonate acts as both pH modifier and favorable dispersant for aluminosilicates. The high performance of sodium polyacrylate on flocculation for diaspore is contributed to the carboxyl of sodium polyacrylate that interacts with active Al sites on diaspore by chemical absorption, and the hydrogen bond effects between hydroxyl group of macromolecule and surface Al--OH on diaspore to accelerate the sedimentation of diaspore.

  7. Technology and mechanism of desilication from roasted diasporic bauxite in atmosphere

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    李光辉; 姜涛; 邱冠周; 范晓慧; 蒋昊

    2002-01-01

    The leaching desilication technology of roasted diasporic bauxite in atmosphere by caustic soda solution was investigated. The optimum parameters were: the grinding fineness of the roasted bauxite -0.076mm and 80%~85%, leaching time 2h, Na2Ok 100~150g/L, L/S 4~5, leaching temperature 90~95℃. The desilication rate 55.20% and concentrate A/S (mass ratio of Al2O3 to SiO2) 9.90, as good as those obtained at pressure, were obtained respectively. Investigation of two-stage leaching shows that it can both improve desilication rate of roasted ore and reduce leaching time. When time of the first stage and the second stage is 30min and 30min respectively, desilication rate can reach 59.65%. X-ray diffraction analysis of the concentrate has proved that desilication procedure is accompanied with the formation of sodium aluminosilicate hydrate. X-ray spectra also show that silica removed during leaching is amorphous silica. SiO2 occurring as quartz in raw ore or mullite formed during roasting can not dissolve in alkali solution.

  8. Experimental Simulation of Long Term Weathering in Alkaline Bauxite Residue Tailings

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    Talitha C. Santini

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Bauxite residue is an alkaline, saline tailings material generated as a byproduct of the Bayer process used for alumina refining. Developing effective plans for the long term management of potential environmental impacts associated with storage of these tailings is dependent on understanding how the chemical and mineralogical properties of the tailings will change during weathering and transformation into a soil-like material. Hydrothermal treatment of bauxite residue was used to compress geological weathering timescales and examine potential mineral transformations during weathering. Gibbsite was rapidly converted to boehmite; this transformation was examined with in situ synchrotron XRD. Goethite, hematite, and calcite all precipitated over longer weathering timeframes, while tricalcium aluminate dissolved. pH, total alkalinity, and salinity (electrical conductivity all decreased during weathering despite these experiments being performed under “closed” conditions (i.e., no leaching. This indicates the potential for auto-attenuation of the high alkalinity and salinity that presents challenges for long term environmental management, and suggests that management requirements will decrease during weathering as a result of these mineral transformations.

  9. The role of nano-perovskite in the negligible thorium release in seawater from Greek bauxite residue (red mud)

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    Gamaletsos, P.; Godelitsas, Athanasios; Kasama, Takeshi;

    2016-01-01

    We present new data about the chemical and structural characteristics of bauxite residue (BR) from Greek Al industry, using a combination of microscopic, analytical, and spectroscopic techniques. SEM-EDS indicated a homogeneous dominant "Al-Fe-Ca-Ti-Si-Na-Cr matrix", appearing at the microscale...

  10. Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on the growth and nutrient status of bermudagrass grown in alkaline bauxite processing residue

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    A nursery experiment was conducted to evaluate the potential role of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi in encouraging the vegetation cover on bauxite residue (red mud) sites. An alkali tolerant bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) adapted to local conditions were grown in red mud with different amendments with and without AM fungi to assess mycorrhizal effects on plant growth, mineral nutrition, metal uptake and neutralization of bauxite residue. Inoculation of AM fungi significantly increased the plant growth, nutrient uptake and reduced Fe, Al accumulation in plant tissue and also improved the soil physico-chemical and biochemical properties. Gypsum and sludge amended treatments inoculated with AM fungi had maximum biomass, nutrient uptake and reduced accumulation of metals. The neutralization of red mud was significant in presence of AM fungi than control. The experiment provided evidence for the potential use of bermudagrass in combination with AM fungi for ecological restoration of bauxite residue sites. - Inoculation of red mud tolerant AM fungi enhanced the growth and nutrient status of bermudagrass and the physico-chemical properties of the bauxite residues amended with gypsum or sewage sludge.

  11. Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on the growth and nutrient status of bermudagrass grown in alkaline bauxite processing residue

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    Giridhar Babu, A., E-mail: anamgiri@gmail.co [Department of Biotechnology, Thapar University, Patiala 147 004 (India); Sudhakara Reddy, M., E-mail: msreddy@thapar.ed [Department of Biotechnology, Thapar University, Patiala 147 004 (India)

    2011-01-15

    A nursery experiment was conducted to evaluate the potential role of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi in encouraging the vegetation cover on bauxite residue (red mud) sites. An alkali tolerant bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) adapted to local conditions were grown in red mud with different amendments with and without AM fungi to assess mycorrhizal effects on plant growth, mineral nutrition, metal uptake and neutralization of bauxite residue. Inoculation of AM fungi significantly increased the plant growth, nutrient uptake and reduced Fe, Al accumulation in plant tissue and also improved the soil physico-chemical and biochemical properties. Gypsum and sludge amended treatments inoculated with AM fungi had maximum biomass, nutrient uptake and reduced accumulation of metals. The neutralization of red mud was significant in presence of AM fungi than control. The experiment provided evidence for the potential use of bermudagrass in combination with AM fungi for ecological restoration of bauxite residue sites. - Inoculation of red mud tolerant AM fungi enhanced the growth and nutrient status of bermudagrass and the physico-chemical properties of the bauxite residues amended with gypsum or sewage sludge.

  12. Genesis of the Doğankuzu and Mortaş Bauxite deposits, Taurides, Turkey: separation of Al, Fe, and Mn and implications for passive margin metallogeny

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    Öztürk, Hüseyin; Hein, James R.; Hanilçi, Nurullah

    2002-01-01

    The Taurides region of Turkey is host to a number of important bauxite, Al-rich laterite, and Mn deposits. The most important bauxite deposits, Doğankuzu and Mortaş, are karst-related, unconformity-type deposits in Upper Cretaceous limestone. The bottom contact of the bauxite ore is undulatory, and bauxite fills depressions and sinkholes in the footwall limestone, whereas its top surface is concordant with the hanging-wall limestone. The thickness of the bauxite varies from 1 to 40 m and consists of böhmite, hematite, pyrite, marcasite, anatase, diaspore, gypsum, kaolinite, and smectite. The strata-bound, sulfide- and sulfate-bearing, low-grade lower part of the bauxite ore bed contains pyrite pseudomorphs after hematite and is deep red in outcrop owing to supergene oxidation. The lower part of the bauxite body contains local intercalations of calcareous conglomerate that formed in fault-controlled depressions and sinkholes. Bauxite ore is overlain by fine-grained Fe sulfide-bearing and calcareous claystone and argillaceous limestone, which are in turn overlain by massive, compact limestone of Santonian age. That 50-m-thick limestone is in turn overlain by well-bedded bioclastic limestone of Campanian or Maastrichtian age, rich with rudist fossils. Fracture fillings in the bauxite orebody are up to 1 m thick and consist of bluish-gray-green pyrite and marcasite (20%) with böhmite, diaspore, and anatase. These sulfide veins crosscut and offset the strata-bound sulfide zones. Sulfur for the sulfides was derived from the bacterial reduction of seawater sulfate, and Fe was derived from alteration of oxides in the bauxite. Iron sulfides do not occur within either the immediately underlying or overlying limestone. The platform limestone and shale that host the bauxite deposits formed at a passive margin of the Tethys Ocean. Extensive vegetation developed on land as the result of a humid climate, thereby creating thick and acidic soils and enhancing the transport of

  13. Self-organized geodynamics of karst limestone landscapes and coupled terra rossa/bauxite formation

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    Merino, E.; Wang, Y.; Banerjee, A.

    2012-12-01

    Why do flat limestones overlain by terra rossa or bauxite systematically adopt so-called karst geomorphology, which consists of sets of roughly regularly spaced wormholes, or funnels, or sinkholes, or tower karst? The idea that the funnels and sinkholes are located at the intersections of preexisting sets of subvertical fractures is untenable. New field and petrographic evidence (Merino & Banerjee, J. Geology, 2008) revealed that, rather than 'residual' or 'detrital' (the only options that have been on the table for decades), the terra rossa/bauxite clays and Al- and Fe-oxyhydroxides grow authigenically at the base of the terra rossa, replacing the underlying limestone at a generally downward-moving reaction front several centimeters thick. The clay-for-limestone replacement, which preserves solid volume (because it takes place by clay-growth-driven pressure solution of calcite), releases H+ ions. These dissolve more calcite, generating considerable leached porosity in a narrow zone that travels with the replacement front. We proposed (Merino & Banerjee, J. Geology, 2008) that the moving leached-porosity maximum created at the front could trigger the reactive-infiltration instability (Chadam et al, IMA J. Appl. Math., 1986), causing the replacement-and-leaching reaction front to become regularly fingered, with the fingers jumping in scale to funnels, these to sinks, and these, when deep enough and merged together laterally, to tower karst. This new geodynamics would account both for the world-wide association of terra rossa and bauxite with karst limestones, and for the stunning, self-organized geomorphology of karst itself. We are testing these ideas through linear stability analysis of a simplified reaction-transport system of equations and through numerical solution of the full non-linear system of reaction-transport equations applicable, including aqueous speciation. Preliminary calculations (Banerjee & Merino, J. Geology, 2011) suggest that the replacement

  14. Thorium partitioning in Greek industrial bauxite investigated by synchrotron radiation and laser-ablation techniques

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    Gamaletsos, P. [Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, 15784 Zographou (Greece); Godelitsas, A., E-mail: agodel@geol.uoa.gr [Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, 15784 Zographou (Greece); Mertzimekis, T.J. [Department of Physics, University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, 15771 Zographou (Greece); Goettlicher, J.; Steininger, R. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Synchrotron Radiation, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany); Xanthos, S. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Berndt, J.; Klemme, S. [Institut fuer Mineralogie, Corrensstrasse 24, Universitaet Muenster, 48149 Muenster (Germany); Kuzmin, A. [Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Kengaraga st. 8, 1063 Riga (Latvia); Bardossy, G. [Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1051 Budapest (Hungary)

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    Typical red-brown (Fe-rich) and high-quality white-grey (Fe-depleted) bauxite samples from active mines of the Parnassos-Ghiona area, central Greece, were investigated. According to XRF and ICP-MS analyses their actinide content, and particularly of Th, is relatively increased. Fe-depleted samples contain up to 62.75 ppm Th corresponding to 220 Bq/kg due to {sup 228}Ac ({sup 232}Th-series), whereas Fe-rich samples are less Th-radioactive (up to 58.25 ppm Th, 180 Bq/kg due to {sup 228}Ac). Powder-XRD patterns showed that Th-enriched (Fe-depleted) bauxite consists mostly of diaspore (AlOOH polymorph), anatase and rutile (TiO{sub 2} polymorphs). SEM-EDS indicated the presence of Ti-Fe-containing phases (e.g. ilmenite, FeTiO{sub 3}), chromite (Cr-spinel) and besides LREE-minerals (mostly bastnaesite/parisite-group) and zircon (ZrSiO{sub 4}) hosting a part of the bulk Th. The presence of Th in diaspore and in Ti-containing phases (not detected by SEM-EDS as in the case of REE-minerals and zircon) was investigated, into distinct pisoliths of Fe-depleted bauxite, using {mu}-XRF and {mu}-XAFS in the SUL-X beamline of the ANKA Synchrotron facility (KIT, Germany). XAFS spectra of Th salts and Th-containing reference materials were obtained as well. Accordingly it was revealed, for the first time in the literature, that Ti-phases, and particularly anatase, host significant amounts of Th. This novel conclusion was complementary supported by LA-ICP-MS analyses indicated an average of 73 ppm Th in anatase grains together with abundant Nb (3356 ppm), Ta (247 ppm) and U (33 ppm). The Th L{sub III}-edge XAFS spectra as compared to reference materials, give also evidence that Th{sup 4+} may not replace Ti{sup 4+} in distorted [TiO{sub 6}] fundamental octahedral units of anatase and ilmenite lattice (CN = 6). The occupation of either extraframework sites of higher coordination (CN = 6.9 or even CN = 7.4), according to EXAFS signals evaluation, or of defected/vacant (**) sites is more

  15. Thorium partitioning in Greek industrial bauxite investigated by synchrotron radiation and laser-ablation techniques

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    Gamaletsos, P.; Godelitsas, A.; Mertzimekis, T. J.; Göttlicher, J.; Steininger, R.; Xanthos, S.; Berndt, J.; Klemme, S.; Kuzmin, A.; Bárdossy, G.

    2011-12-01

    Typical red-brown (Fe-rich) and high-quality white-grey (Fe-depleted) bauxite samples from active mines of the Parnassos-Ghiona area, central Greece, were investigated. According to XRF and ICP-MS analyses their actinide content, and particularly of Th, is relatively increased. Fe-depleted samples contain up to 62.75 ppm Th corresponding to 220 Bq/kg due to 228Ac ( 232Th-series), whereas Fe-rich samples are less Th-radioactive (up to 58.25 ppm Th, 180 Bq/kg due to 228Ac). Powder-XRD patterns showed that Th-enriched (Fe-depleted) bauxite consists mostly of diaspore (AlOOH polymorph), anatase and rutile (TiO 2 polymorphs). SEM-EDS indicated the presence of Ti-Fe-containing phases (e.g. ilmenite, FeTiO 3), chromite (Cr-spinel) and besides LREE-minerals (mostly bastnäsite/parisite-group) and zircon (ZrSiO 4) hosting a part of the bulk Th. The presence of Th in diaspore and in Ti-containing phases (not detected by SEM-EDS as in the case of REE-minerals and zircon) was investigated, into distinct pisoliths of Fe-depleted bauxite, using μ-XRF and μ-XAFS in the SUL-X beamline of the ANKA Synchrotron facility (KIT, Germany). XAFS spectra of Th salts and Th-containing reference materials were obtained as well. Accordingly it was revealed, for the first time in the literature, that Ti-phases, and particularly anatase, host significant amounts of Th. This novel conclusion was complementary supported by LA-ICP-MS analyses indicated an average of 73 ppm Th in anatase grains together with abundant Nb (3356 ppm), Ta (247 ppm) and U (33 ppm). The Th LIII-edge XAFS spectra as compared to reference materials, give also evidence that Th 4+ may not replace Ti 4+ in distorted [TiO 6] fundamental octahedral units of anatase and ilmenite lattice (CN = 6). The occupation of either extraframework sites of higher coordination (CN = 6.9 or even CN = 7.4), according to EXAFS signals evaluation, or of defected/vacant (**) sites is more probable. This is likely explained by the difficulty of

  16. Determination and distribution of gold in Greek bauxites of the Parnassos-Ghiona area by gamma-spectroscopy after ion exchange separation

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    For the determination of gold in Greek bauxites from the Parnassos-Ghiona area, an analytical technique was used based on the selective adsorption of gold on SRAFION NMRR chelating anion exchanger resin, after leaching the bauxites with aqua regia in a teflon-autoclave at 120 deg C, and the determination of the retained gold directly on the resin by instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA), using the 411.8 keV line of the 198Au isotope. The procedure allowed to determine Au in concentrations down to ng/g. The obtained data were used to examine the distribution of Au in the profiles of a group of different bauxites from the upper or the called third bauxitic horizon of the Parnassos-Ghiona area in Greece. Especially in the basement of some bauxite deposits unexpected high concentrations of Au up to 2 μg/g have been found. Furthermore, the correlation of Au with other trace elements, found in the bauxitic samples, was investigated. (author)

  17. Surface charge properties of red mud particles generated from Chinese diaspore bauxite

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    ZHANG Kun-yu; HU Hui-ping; ZHANG Li-juan; CHEN Qi-yuan

    2008-01-01

    Acid/basic potentiometric titration can be used to quantify the red mud surface charge properties. The amount of surface active -OH groups and surface charge density on the red mud particles generated from Chinese diaspore bauxite were evaluated from the acid/basic potentiometric titration data in 0.1 mol/L or 0.5 molL NaCI solution. The results show that the adsorption of sodium polyacrylate(SPA) on the red mud surface causes the increase of the surface active -OH groups, which makes the point of zero charge(PZC) shift to a lower pH value. However, the adsorption of polyacrylamide(PAM) causes little change. As the concentration of NaCl solution increases, the surface charge becomes more positive in acidic solution and more negative in alkaline solution, which can be attributed to the presence of a porous surface gel coating on the red mud particles.

  18. Caracterização de bauxita ativada antes e depois da saturação com óleo mineral isolante Characterization of activated bauxite before and after saturation with insulating mineral oil

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    Josélia Ednar Antunes Piluski

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A characterization of activated bauxite and of activated bauxite impregnated with insulating mineral oil was made. The activated bauxite is used as adsorbent material in percolators during the regeneration of insulating mineral oil. After regeneration an insulating mineral oil is obtained with physical and chemical characteristics similar to those of the new oil. Moreover, saturated activated bauxite impregnated with insulating mineral oil is also produced. It is a dangerous residue according to NBR 10004 (Class I and, thus, harmful to the environment. An alternative use of this waste in the ceramic industry is discussed.

  19. Efficiency of Integrated Geophysical techniques in delineating the extension of Bauxites ore in north Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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    Almutairi, Yasir; Alanazi, Abdulrahman; Almutairi, Muteb; Alsama, Ali; Alhenaki, Bander; Almalki, Awadh

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    We exploit the integration of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) techniques, magnetic gradiometry, resistivity measurements and seismic tomography for the high-resolution non-invasive study for delineating the subsurface Bauxite layer in Zabira locality, north of Riyadh. Integrated GPR, magnetic gradiometry resistivity and seismic refraction are used in the case of high contrast targets and provide an accurate subsurface reconstruction of foundations in sediments. Resistivity pseudo-sections are in particular useful for the areal identification of contacts between soils and foundations while GPR and magnetic gradiometry provide detailed information about location and depth of the structures. Results obtained by GPR, Magnetics and resistivity shows a very good agreement in mapping the bauxite layer depth at range of 5 m to 10 m while the depth obtained by seismic refraction was 10 m to 15 m due to lack of velocity information.

  20. Mobilisation of arsenic from bauxite residue (red mud) affected soils: effect of pH and redox conditions.

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    Lockwood, CL; Mortimer, RJG; Stewart, DI; Mayes, WM; Peacock, CL; Polya, DA; Lythgoe, PR; Lehoux, AP; Gruiz, K; Burke, IT

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    The tailings dam breach at the Ajka alumina plant, western Hungary in 2010 introduced ∼1 million m3 of red mud suspension into the surrounding area. Red mud (fine fraction bauxite residue) has a characteristically alkaline pH and contains several potentially toxic elements, including arsenic. Aerobic and anaerobic batch experiments were prepared using soils from near Ajka in order to investigate the effects of red mud addition on soil biogeochemistry and arsenic mobility in soil–water experim...

  1. Assessing the grass Schizachyrium gracile for capacity to ecologically restore the polluted soils of ecosystems in a bauxite mining area

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    Abandoned bauxite mines in the tropical forest of the Dominican Republics only biosphere reserve are leaving behind extensive areas and landfills, whose negative impacts need restoring because of the ecological interest of the sites they occupy. Given that any realistic recovery program should be based on knowledge of the ecological succession, in this report we present the results derived from the study of two populations of a pioneer species of these ecosystems. (Author)

  2. Mixed volcanogenic-lithogenic sources for Permian bauxite deposits in southwestern Youjiang Basin, South China, and their metallogenic significance

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    Yu, Wenchao; Algeo, Thomas J.; Du, Yuansheng; Zhang, Qilian; Liang, Yuping

    2016-07-01

    Bauxite deposits at the base of the Upper Permian Heshan Formation in the Youjiang Basin, South China, contain zircons with dominant age peaks at 263-262 Ma. During the Middle to Late Permian, the Youjiang Basin consisted of a number of isolated and attached carbonate platforms separated by inter-platform troughs. The bauxite deposits are limited to the isolated carbonate platform facies and are not present on attached carbonate platforms and inter-platform troughs. Discriminant plots based on the trace element composition of the zircons indicate a combination of within-plate/anorogenic and arc-related/orogenic sources. Geochemical and isotopic data suggest that the metallogenic materials of the bauxite deposit came from felsic volcanic rocks of the Emeishan Large Igneous Provence (ELIP) in South China and from the Truong Son volcanic arc located between the South China and Indochina cratons. The northwestern and southeastern parts of the Youjiang Basin received larger amounts of ELIP detritus and volcanic arc detritus, respectively. Coarser siliciclastic material in proximal attached carbonate platform and inter-platform trough settings was delivered by rivers, but finer siliciclastics that accumulated on distally located carbonate platforms in isolated deep-water areas was probably transported by wind.

  3. Using one waste to tackle another: Preparation of a CO2 capture material zeolite X from laterite residue and bauxite

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    Highlights: • Valuable zeolite X has been synthesized from laterite residue and bauxite. • High product purity has been achieved by optimizing the process conditions. • Prepared zeolite X shows comparable gas adsorption properties to commercial ones. • Prepared zeolite X can be used for carbon capture by vacuum swing adsorption. - Abstract: In this work, zeolite X, a benchmark adsorbent for carbon capture, has been successfully prepared from low cost waste minerals namely laterite residue and bauxite using alkali fusion process followed by hydrothermal treatment. The structure and morphology of the as-synthesized zeolite X were verified and characterized with a range of experimental techniques such as X-ray diffraction, scanning electronic microscopy and infrared spectroscopy. The surface area and (N2 and CO2) gas adsorption isotherms of this product were found comparable to that of commercial ones, demonstrating the effectiveness of synthesizing zeolite X from laterite and bauxite. Further improvement of the product purity was also accomplished by optimizing the process conditions

  4. Characterization of three Brazilian bauxites and the corresponding bayer liquors in regard to rare earth and other minor elements

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    Full text: In this paper the results of chemical analysis of representative Brazilian bauxites are presented and discussed. Analyses were made on original mother rocks, ores, tailings from washing plants, Bayer liquors produced from this ores and also from the red muds. Samples of the ores were submitted to size, magnetic and density separation and these fractions were also analysed. Minor elements of interest assayed were rare earth, gallium and vanadium. Atomic absorption spectroscopy, x-ray fluorescence and emission spectroscopy were applied for the minor elements and also conventional wet chemical analyses mainly for major elements. A special technique for a rapid identification and semi-quantitative analysis of gallium and a permanent file for the results are presented as well. Brazilian bauxites are all of lateritic origin, constituted essentially by gibbsite and formed by intense tropical weathering of different rocks. This paper presents the chemical characterization of three Brazilian bauxites, namely Porto Trombetas, Cataguazes and Pocos de Caldas and the behaviour of their minor elements during the industrial processing in the mines and alumina mills. The grades of rare earths elements, gallium and vanadium show significant variations. This is most probably due to mother rocks characteristics than to bauxitization processes. The review deposits have the following mother rocks: Porto Trombetas Sedimentary - Cataguazes Metamorphic - Pocos de Caldas Alkaline (sienite). The samples from Pocos de Caldas show high grade for La+Ce with an average over 800ppm, Cataguazes has an average of 76 ppm La+Ce and Porto Trombetas 6,5ppm. Gallium grades are higher for Pocos de Caldas (average 135 ppm), followed by Porto Trombetas (62 ppm) and Cataguazes (37ppm). Vanadium grades are higher for Porto Trombetas (243 ppm) then Pocos de Caldas (165 ppm). Pocos de Caldas shows 50% enrichment in Ce in the washed ore and in Porto Trombetas most of the Y goes to the fines (product

  5. A study of inter-particle bonds in dry bauxite waste resulting in atmospheric aerosols

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    Wagh, Arun S.; Thompson, Bentley

    1988-02-01

    Bauxite and Alumina production are one of the main activities of several third world countries such as Jamaica, Brazil, India, Guinea, eastern European countries such as Hungary and Rumania and advanced countries such as Australia, West Germany, Japan and the United States. The mining operations lead to dust pollution, but the refining of bauxite to alumina yield large amounts of highly caustic sludge waste, called "Red Mud". Millions of tons of the waste produced in every country are stored in containment dams or natural valleys. This leads to ground water pollution, destruction of plant and bird life and is hazardous to human settlement in earthquake prone regions like Jamaica. As a result several companies have been looking into dry mud stacking which involves thickening the mud in the refining plants and sprying it on the slopes to sun dry it. Typically it involves a drying field of about two hundred acres, which could act as a potential source of caustic dust. In Jamaica one company has started disposing of the mud in this way. The aerosol formation from such areas depends mainly on the integrity of the top dry layers. Presently this is done by studying the approximate parameters such as the friability of the mud. However, following the recent advances in powder technology it has been possible for us to develop an instrument to study the average interparticle forces between the red mud particles. The instrument is based on the principle of a tensometer and a split cell is used to load specimens. A load cell is used to measure the force and a chart recorder is used for plotting separation and the force. The present study reports elemental composition of the dust and its health hazards. It also reports the physical measurement of the average interparticle force as a function of their separation in the Jamaican mud. The effect of ultraviolet radiation on the strength of the material is studied to see the effect of sun-drying of the waste. The five-fold increase

  6. Evaluation of blends bauxite-calcination-method red mud with other industrial wastes as a cementitious material: properties and hydration characteristics.

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    Zhang, Na; Liu, Xiaoming; Sun, Henghu; Li, Longtu

    2011-01-15

    Red mud is generated from alumina production, and its disposal is currently a worldwide problem. In China, large quantities of red mud derived from bauxite calcination method are being discharged annually, and its utilization has been an urgent topic. This experimental research was to evaluate the feasibility of blends red mud derived from bauxite calcination method with other industrial wastes for use as a cementitious material. The developed cementitious material containing 30% of the bauxite-calcination-method red mud possessed compressive strength properties at a level similar to normal Portland cement, in the range of 45.3-49.5 MPa. Best compressive strength values were demonstrated by the specimen RSFC2 containing 30% bauxite-calcination-method red mud, 21% blast-furnace slag, 10% fly ash, 30% clinker, 8% gypsum and 1% compound agent. The mechanical and physical properties confirm the usefulness of RSFC2. The hydration characteristics of RSFC2 were characterized by XRD, FTIR, (27)Al MAS-NMR and SEM. As predominant hydration products, ettringite and amorphous C-S-H gel are principally responsible for the strength development of RSFC2. Comparing with the traditional production for ordinary Portland cement, this green technology is easier to be implemented and energy saving. This paper provides a key solution to effectively utilize bauxite-calcination-method red mud. PMID:20932639

  7. Effect of Raw Bauxite Addition on Thermal Behaviour of Ultra-low Cement Al2O3-SiO2 Castables

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    HOU Wanguo; ZHOU Ningsheng

    2009-01-01

    This work investigated the thermo-gravimetric (TG) change and explosion resistance of ultra-low cement Al2O3 -SiO2 castables added with 0, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% of ≤74 μm raw bauxite powders containing 72. 8% Al2O3, respectively. The castables were prepared using white fused alumina as aggregate, powders of white fused alumina, fused mullite, α-Al2O3 ultrafines, 3% CA cement and 5% microsilica as the matrix portion. TG change of the castables was investi-gated by a thermo-gravimetric analyzer for large size specimen. When the raw bauxite addition is less than 10%, the mass-losing behavior of the castables is simi-lar to that without raw bauxite, tending to reach a con-stant mass around 400 ℃ , before which the mass-loss is mild and producing little destructive influence. With more than 10% raw bauxite addition, however, the mass-loss increases significantly, and the temperature to reach a constant mass increases to 600 ℃ or higher, unfavorable to structural stabilization. With the raw bauxite addition up to 20%, no negative influence on explosion resistance is found.

  8. An investigation of radionuclide uptake into food crops grown in soils treated with bauxite mining residues

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    Sandy soils of the coastal plain area of Western Australia have poor phosphorous retention capacity which leads to pollution of surface water bodies in the region. Application of bauxite mining residues (termed 'red mud') to vegetable and crops has been proposed as a solution to increase the phosphorous and water retention and thereby reduce the leaching of nutrients. The thorium and radium-226 concentrations in the 'red mud' residues are in excess of 1 kBq/kg, and 300 Bq/kg respectively. Potentially, the use of these residues on agricultural land could result in increased levels of radionuclides in food grown in amended soils. The transfer of long-lived radionuclides of both the natural thorium and uranium series to a variety of vegetable crops grown under controlled conditions is investigated. The effects of varying the rates of application of 'red mud' and phosphate fertilizers on radionuclide uptake are studied. It has been shown previously that fallout caesium-137 is sandy soils of the region transfers readily to food and grazing crops. Some of the parameters which influence that transfer are also examined. (author). 14 refs., 1 fig., 8 tabs

  9. Removal of radium from groundwater using a modified bauxite refinery residue.

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    Clark, M W; Akhurst, D J; Fergusson, L

    2011-01-01

    Radium (Ra) removal by an unconventional sorbent, a modified bauxite refinery residue (MBRR), is investigated for a groundwater extracted in Missouri, USA. The MBRR treatment causes substantial reductions of both gross α and combined Ra activities from 0.955 ± 0.005 and 0.66 ± 0.005 Bq L to below detection limits (0.037 Bq L or 1 pCi L). Column breakthrough occurs at 0.555 Bq L for gross α and 0.185 Bq L for combined Ra (15 and 5 pCi L; USEPA's maximum contaminant levels) after 54 and 40 d run time, respectively. At 84 d the MBRR media continues to remove 24.3% of raw water gross α and 39.7% of the combined Ra. The treatment effluent has an initial pH of 10.9, outside the USEPA guides (6.5-8.5); this may be readily mitigated by posttreatment acid injection, or by raw water blending. The MBRR simultaneously removes other potentially hazardous trace elements (e.g., Cu, Zn, and Fe) to extremely low concentrations. In addition, toxicity characteristic leaching procedure testing of spent MBRR suggests that metals are bound tightly, such that it is nonhazardous, permitting cost-effective disposal to landfill without special confinement or storage. Consequently, MBRR may be utilized as an alternative adsorbent for treating Ra-contaminated groundwater. PMID:22031566

  10. Effects of Polymeric Flocculants on Settlement of Bayer Red Mud Generated from Chinese Diaspore Bauxite

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    张琨瑜; 胡慧萍; 张丽娟; 陈启元

    2008-01-01

    A systematic investigation on the interaction between Bayer red mud particles generated from Chinese diaspore bauxite and commercial sodium polyacrylate (SPA) or polyacrylamide (PAM) was performed by red mud settling tests, conductivity-pH titration and Ubbelodhe viscosimetric measurement. The results indicate that the treatment with red mud by SPA gives a lower red mud settling rate and lower supematant turbidity than the treatment with red mud by PAM. There is an optimum polymer dosage of 300 g/t (based on the weight of dry red mud) when red mud slurry is treated by SPA or PAM, so "bridging" adsorption is one of the main interactions between red mud and SPA or PAM. With the increase of NaOH concentration, the hydrolysis degree of PAM dissolved in NaOH solution increases and its molecular weight almost does not change, but the settling rote of red mud treated by it drops rapidly. The settling rate of red mud treated by PAM dissolved in 10 g/L NaOH solution is 0.61 m/h while by PAM dissolved in distilled water it is 1.31 m/h, because the adsorption ability of the hydrolyzed PAM onto red mud surface declines primarily due to the formation of-CONH2~-COO-~-CONH2 intramolecular hydrogen bond.

  11. Concentration of bauxite fines via froth flotation Concentração de finos de bauxita por flotação

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    Renata Salles Kurusu; Arthur Pinto Chaves; Christian Fonseca de Andrade; Claret Antônio Vidal Abreu

    2009-01-01

    Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio (CBA) has bauxite processing plants at Poços de Caldas and Itamarati de Minas, and a new processing plant at Miraí that has been operating since June, 2008; all of them are in the State of Minas Gerais. The plants haveunits for the crushing, scrubbing and screening operations. The screened oversize is the concentrate or washed bauxite. At Itamarati de Minas, the fines are de-slimed and concentrated by gravity separation of the iron-titanium minerals in Reicher...

  12. Prospection analysis of development of high-sulfur bauxite of Guizhou%贵州高硫铝土矿开发利用前景分析

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    付世伟

    2011-01-01

    贵州铝土矿资源目前保有储量4.46亿t,其中属工业划分的高硫铝土矿超过1亿t,这部分资源的开发利用前景广阔.文章介绍了贵州铝土矿资源状况;分析了高硫铝土矿的分布区域、赋存条件、保有储量及矿石质量;分析了贵州高硫铝土矿的特点、高硫铝土矿对氧化铝工艺流程的影响以及暂不能有效利用的原因,同时介绍了开发利用高硫铝土矿的研究进展以及目前已经取得的研究成果.因此,文章对中铝贵州分公司及相似企业的铝土矿资源可持续发展决策具有一定的参考意义.%Guizhou has 446 million tons of available reserves of bauxite, including over 100 million tone high - sulfur bauxite ore. So developing the bauxite with hiSh sulfur is promising. In this paper, the author introduced the situation about bauxite resource in Guizhou, and analyzed the distribution area, host condition, available reserve and ore quality of high - sulfur bauxite, and analyzed characteristic property, influence on the alumina procedure and the cause for insufficient development at present about these high - sul fur bauxite resource. At the same time, the author introduced the progresa with achievement of research for developing high - sulfur bauxite. Therefore, this paper will have some certain significance to sustainable development decision - making on bauxite resource in Guizhou Branch of Chalco and similar enterprise.

  13. Study of the dielectric parameters of aluminium ore bauxite of Mainpat area of Chhattisgarh at X-band frequency

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    S K Srivastava; B R Vishwakarama

    2004-08-01

    A simple method for measuring the dielectric parameter of materials in the form of powders at microwave frequencies is suggested. Measurement of the permittivity $\\varepsilon'$ and $\\varepsilon''$ at 9.967 GHz on powder samples of the aluminum ore bauxite gives interesting results. It is found that $\\varepsilon'$ and $\\varepsilon''$ increases with packing densities(). Further $\\varepsilon'$ and $\\varepsilon''$ also depend upon the percentage of Al23. These results show that the values of $\\varepsilon'$ and $\\varepsilon''$ can be used to set certain basic values for minability of the ore for a particular sample. Conductivities () and relaxation () are also calculated in the present studies.

  14. Protective Bauxite-Based Coatings and Their Anti-decarburization Performance in Spring Steel at High Temperatures

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    Wang, Xiaojing; Wei, Lianqi; Zhou, Xun; Zhang, Xiaomeng; Ye, Shufeng; Chen, Yunfa

    2013-03-01

    A decarburization protective coating was fabricated onto spring steel by using bauxite with functional additives. Metalloscope, XRD, and TG-DTA thermal analysis revealed that, at <1050 °C, the depth of the ferrite layer of the coated specimen decreased because of the shield effect and carbon concentration of the coating. The protective effect increased to 100% above 1050 °C, because Na2Al6P2O15 formed by the sintering process pulled the solid phase closer and filled the void through wetting power and surface tension between the liquid and solid phases and made the coating more compact.

  15. Moengo on strike: The Politics of Labour in Suriname’s Bauxite Industry

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    Anouk de Koning

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available This article examines one crucial moment of contestation in colonial Suriname, the years 1941- 42, when sustained labour unrest in bauxite town Moengo led to the founding of the first mining unions. It argues that these strikes laid the groundwork for future relations between labour, company and the state and explores the kinds of socio-political alliances that were forged between labour and nationalist politicians on the one hand, and government and transnational company on the other, thereby situating this particular contestation in a larger struggle over a colonial system that aligned itself with metropolitan economic interests.Resumen: Moengo en huelga: Políticas Laborales en la Industria de la Bauxita en SurinameEn este artículo se aborda un momento crucial de la impugnación en el Suriname colonial entre los años 1941-42, cuando un persistente malestar entre los trabajadores del pueblo de la bauxita de Moengo condujo a la fundación de los primeros sindicatos mineros. Se sostiene que esas huelgas sentaron las bases de las futuras relaciones entre el trabajo, las compañías y el estado y se exploran los tipos de alianzas socio-políticas que se forjaron entre políticos laboristas y nacionalistas por un lado, y el gobierno y compañías transnacionales por el otro, situando por ello esta particular impugnación en una lucha de mayor alcance contra un sistema colonial que se identificaba a sí mismo con los intereses económicos metropolitanos.

  16. An improved implementable process for the synthesis of zeolite 4A from bauxite tailings and its Cr3+ removal capacity

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    Lei, Peng-cheng; Shen, Xian-jiang; Li, Yang; Guo, Min; Zhang, Mei

    2016-07-01

    A simple and practical method for the synthesis of zeolite 4A from bauxite tailings is presented in this paper. Systematic investigations were carried out regarding the capacity of zeolite 4A to remove Cr(III) from aqueous solutions with relatively low initial concentrations of Cr(III) (5-100 mg·L-1). It is found that the new method is extremely cost-effective and can significantly contribute in decreasing environmental pollution caused by the dumping of bauxite tailings. The Cr(III) removal capacity highly depends on the initial pH value and concentration of Cr(III) in the solution. The maximum removal capacity of Cr(III) was evaluated to be 85.1 mg·g-1 for zeolite 4A, measured at an initial pH value of 4 and an initial Cr(III) concentration of 5 mg·L-1. This approach enables a higher removal capacity at lower concentrations of Cr(III), which is a clear advantage over the chemical precipitation method. The removal mechanism of Cr(III) by zeolite 4A was examined. The results suggest that both ion exchange and the surface adsorption-crystallization reaction are critical steps. These two steps collectively resulted in the high removal capacity of zeolite 4A to remove Cr(III).

  17. Recovery of alumina from khushab bauxite by leaching with sulphuric acid and removal of iron impurity by ethanol

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    Bauxite is heterogeneous material principally composed of aluminum oxide minerals and found in all continents. It is being used in chemical, cement, refractory, abrasive, fertilizer, steel and other industries. In order to extract the alumina, the calcined samples of bauxite of Khushab area were ground to -710 meum. Sulphuric acid of purity 40% was used as leaching agent and slurry of pulp density 14% was prepared by dissolving 60 ml acid in 20 gm sample. The leaching was carried out at 90 degree C for 2 hours. The iron impurity was removed by ethanol of purity 68%. The drying, dehydration and desulphurization temperatures were kept 105 degree C, 450 degree C and 850 degree C respectively in all the stages of the process. Alumina recoveries from four samples of Sultan Mehdhi, Chamil More, Niaz Mine and Nadi locations were 20.8%, 9.81%, 15.47% and 7.78% respectively. Iron was almost completely removed as the analysis shows that the Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/ removal was from 97.8% to 99.6%. It is concluded that leaching efficiency was quite encouraging except Nadi ore sample. However the iron free alumina recoveries were low as the analysis of Fe/sub 2/O/sub 3/ processed residue shows that it contains 72.72% to 92.94% of leached alumina in all the four experiments. (author)

  18. THE BAUXITE RESIDUE APPLIED IN SUGAR CANE = APLICAÇÃO DO RESÍDUO DA MINERAÇÃO DE BAUXITA EM CANA-DE-AÇÚCAR

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    2009-01-01

    The experiment was carried through in protecting environment with the objective to evaluate the effect of the bauxite residue in the macronutrients and dry mass concentrations in the sugar cane. Vases of 10 L had been used that they had received the following rates from bauxite residue: 0, 28, 56, 84, 112 e 140 t ha-1, the used culture was the sugar cane (SP92 4221). The incorporation of the bauxite residue in the soil provided increase in the soil macronutrients concentration’s, being that o...

  19. Provenance of lateritic bauxite deposits in the Wuchuan-Zheng'an-Daozhen area, Northern Guizhou Province, China: LA-ICP-MS and SIMS U-Pb dating of detrital zircons

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    Gu, Jing; Huang, Zhilong; Fan, Hongpeng; Ye, Lin; Jin, Zhongguo

    2013-07-01

    The provenance of the large and super-large scale bauxite deposits developed in the Wuchuan-Zheng'an-Daozhen (WZD) alumina metallogenic province in the Yangtze Block of South China is poorly understood. LA-ICP-MS and SIMS U-Pb dating of detrital zircons from bauxite ores and the underlying Hanjiadian Group in the WZD area provide new constrains on the provenance of the WZD bauxite and provide new insight on the bauxite ore-forming process. The ages of the detrital zircons in the bauxites and the zircons in the Hanjiadian Group are similar suggesting that the bauxites are genetically related to the Hanjiadian sediments. The detrital zircon populations of the four samples studied show four primary age peaks: 2600-2400 Ma, 1900-1700 Ma, 1300-700 Ma and 700-400 Ma. The age distribution of detrital zircons indicates that they are probably derived from various sources including Neoproterozoic, Mesoproterozoic, Paleoproterozoic, Archean and some minor Paleozoic sources. The most abundant age population contains a continuous range of ages from 1300 to 700 Ma, ages consistent with subduction-related magmatic activities (1000-740 Ma) along the western margin of the Yangtze Block and the worldwide Grenville orogenic events (1300-1000 Ma). Thus, it is suggested that the main provenances of the WZD bauxite and the Hanjiadian Group are the Neoproterozoic igneous rocks in the western Yangtze Block and the Grenville-age igneous rocks in the southern Cathaysia Block. In addition, this work verifies that the global Grenville orogenic events and subduction-related magmatic activities associated with the Yangtze Block had a significant influence on the formation of the WZD bauxite deposits.

  20. Comparison of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry and instrumental neutron activation analysis for the determination of rare earth elements in Greek bauxites

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    Fore the determination of rare earth elements (REE) in bauxitic materials the techniques of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) and instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) were compared. In the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) bauxites SRM 697 Dominican, and SRM 69 b Arkansas, the concentration of some REEs were determined. With the reference bauxite BX-N of the ARNT (Association Nationale de la Recherche Technique) the precision and accuracy of ICP-AES for the determination of REEs in bauxites was tested. Furthermore, Greek bauxites of the Parnassos-Giona area were investigated. In a comparison of the three methods it was possible to calculate from the data series the precision of each method, which showed that the tendency found in the deviations for the different REEs is in accordance with published values. Also the limits of detection for REEs in bauxites were calculated and found to be in the same range as those in the literature. (author)

  1. Concentration of bauxite fines via froth flotation Concentração de finos de bauxita por flotação

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    Renata Salles Kurusu

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio (CBA has bauxite processing plants at Poços de Caldas and Itamarati de Minas, and a new processing plant at Miraí that has been operating since June, 2008; all of them are in the State of Minas Gerais. The plants haveunits for the crushing, scrubbing and screening operations. The screened oversize is the concentrate or washed bauxite. At Itamarati de Minas, the fines are de-slimed and concentrated by gravity separation of the iron-titanium minerals in Reichert spirals followed by HIWMS. The tailings still contain bauxite, which can be separated by reverse froth flotation (flotation of the quartz and depression of the bauxite, using starch as a depressant and amine as a promoter; the pH must be around 10.0. The iron and titanium bearing minerals are depressed with the bauxite and an additional magnetic separation operation is necessary on the depressed bauxite. This paper describes the work performed on Itamarati de Minas samples on a bench scale at Escola Politécnica, University of S. Paulo.A Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio (CBA tem usinas de beneficiamento de bauxita em Poços de Caldas e Itamarati de Minas e uma nova unidade de produção em Miraí (junho de 2008, todas localizadas no Estado de Minas Gerais. As usinas de beneficiamento têm as operações unitárias de britagem, desagregação em escrubers e peneiramento. O oversize das peneiras é o concentrado ou bauxita lavada. Em Itamarati de Minas, os finos são deslamados e concentrados por diferença de peso específico em espirais de Reichert, complementadas por separação magnética de alta intensidade. Os rejeitos ainda contêm bauxita, que pode ser separada por flotação reversa da sílica e depressão da bauxita. Usam-se amido como depressor e amina como coletor. O pH precisa estar em torno de 10,0. Os minerais portadores de ferro e de titânio acompanham a bauxita, o que exige uma operação adicional de separação magnética para atingir

  2. Arsenic stabilization by zero-valent iron, bauxite residue, and zeolite at a contaminated site planting Panax notoginseng.

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    Yan, X L; Lin, L Y; Liao, X Y; Zhang, W B; Wen, Y

    2013-10-01

    Panax notoginseng (Burk.) F.H. Chen, a rare traditional Chinese medicinal herb, is a widely used phytomedicine used all over the world. In recent years, the arsenic contamination of the herb and its relative products becomes a serious problem due to elevated soil As concentration. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of different types and dosages of amendments on As stabilization in soil and its uptake by P. notoginseng. Results showed that comparing to control treatment, the As concentrations of P. notoginseng declined by 49-63%, 43-61% and 52-66% in 0.25% zero-valent iron (Fe(0)), 0.5% bauxite residue, and 1% zeolite treatment, respectively; whereas the biomasses were elevated by 62-116%, 45-152% and 114-265%, respectively. The As(III) proportions of P. notoginseng increased by 8%, 9%, and 8%, and the transfer factors of As from root to shoot increased by 37%, 42% and 84% in the optimal treatments of Fe(0), bauxite residue, and zeolite. For soil As, all the three amendments could transform the non-specifically adsorbed As fraction to hydrous oxides Fe/Al fractions (by Fe(0) and red mud) or specifically adsorbed As fraction (by zeolite), therefore reduced the bioavailability of soil As. With a comprehensive consideration of stabilization efficiency, plant growth, environmental influence, and cost, Fe(0) appeared to be the best amendment, and zeolite could also be a good choice. In conclusion, this study was of significance in developing As contamination control in P. notoginseng planting areas, and even other areas for medicinal herb growing. PMID:23871591

  3. Comparison of the kinetic laws of the dissolution of bauxite and aluminum and iron(III) oxides and hydroxides in hydrochloric acid

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    Gololobova, E. G.; Gorichev, I. G.; Lainer, Yu. A.; Kozlov, K. V.

    2013-07-01

    The influence of the temperature and concentration of a hydrochloric acid solution on the dissolution kinetics of aluminum and iron(III) oxides and hydroxides and a natural sample of aluminum-containing raw materials, bauxite, is studied. The rate W of the transition of iron(III) ions from bauxite is higher than the rate of aluminum ion transition. The dependence of the fraction of a dissolved solid phase on time τ of dissolution of the oxides and hydroxides is determined, α = 1 — exp(- Asinh( Wτ)). The solubility of iron(III) chloride increases and that of aluminum chloride decreases as the HCl concentration increases. An empirical equation is proposed for the description of the dependence of the process rate on a series of parameters,.

  4. 高铁铝土矿铝铁分离研究现状%Research Status of Separation of Aluminum and Iron from High-ferric Bauxite

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    许斌; 李帅军

    2014-01-01

    介绍了我国高铁铝土矿的资源储量和分布。根据国内外对高铁铝土矿铝铁分离开展的研究,论述了选矿法、磁化焙烧法、直接还原法、拜耳法、酸法等工艺的研究现状。%This paper introduces the reserves and distribution of high-ferric bauxite in our country and discusses research status of several processes including mineral processing method, magnetization roasting method, direct reduction method, bayer method,acid method and etc based on the research of aluminum and iron separation from high-ferric bauxite conducted home and abroad.

  5. Influence of chemical weathering on the composition of the continental crust: Insights from Li and Nd isotopes in bauxite profiles developed on Columbia River Basalts

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    Liu, Xiao-Ming; Rudnick, Roberta L.; McDonough, William F.; Cummings, Michael L.

    2013-08-01

    Mineralogical, chemical, and Li and Nd isotopic compositions of two drill cores (8-9 m deep) through bauxites developed on the Miocene Columbia River Basalts document the changes associated with basalt weathering, provide insights into the processes involved, and allow us to examine the overall influence of chemical weathering on juvenile (basaltic) crust. Gibbsite, hematite, ±kaolinite, halloysite, goethite, and maghemite are the weathering products in the bauxites. Quartz is observed near the tops of the cores and its abundance decreases progressively with depth; no quartz is observed below five meters depth in either core. Most major and trace elements, including "mobile" and some "immobile" elements are severely depleted in the bauxites. Niobium is less mobile relative to the rare earth elements, thus chemical weathering attenuates the negative Nb anomaly in the continental crust. Li and Nd are strongly depleted relative to fresh basalt, and both increase systematically towards the surface in the quartz-bearing samples while δ7Li and ɛNd values decrease systematically towards the surface in these same samples. Both Li and Nd were likely lost from the bauxites through leaching. The systematic enrichment of Li, Nd, and quartz, as well as the less radiogenic Nd isotopic composition at the tops of both profiles reflects 20-60 wt.% addition of an eolian component to the soils. The eolian dust is unlikely to have experienced significant post-depositional weathering due to the relatively high Li contents near the tops of the profiles, and, therefore, the low δ7Li and ɛNd values suggest that the dust came from an old, weathered region of the continent. Our results demonstrate that lithium isotopes are sensitive tracers of chemical weathering, particularly in extreme weathering settings, and support the hypothesis that chemical weathering influences the mass and composition of the continental crust.

  6. Growth and nutritional status of Brazilian wood species Cedrella fissilis and Anadenanthera peregrina in bauxite spoil in response to arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculation and substrate amendment

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    Full Text Available The growth of Cedrella fissilis Vell. (Cedro Rosa and of Anadenanthera peregrina Benth (Angico Vermelho in bauxite spoil was studied to evaluate their response to substrate amendment or to inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF. The plants were grown in bauxite spoil, topsoil or spoil amended with either topsoil or compost, and inoculated with the AMF Acaulospora scrobiculata, Gigaspora margarita or Glomus etunicatum. Root colonization was highly dependent on the interaction plant-fungus-substrate. In C. fissilis, root colonization by Gigaspora margarita dropped from 75% in bauxite spoil to only 4% in topsoil. Contrarily, root colonization of A. peregrina by the same fungus increased from 48% in spoil to 60% in topsoil. Root colonization of C. fissilis in topsoil was lower than in the three other substrates. The opposite was observed for A. peregrina. Inoculation of the plants with Acaulospora scrobiculata or Glomus etunicatum was very effective in promoting plant growth. Plants of both C. fissilis and A. peregrina did not respond to amendments of bauxite spoil unless they were mycorrhizal. Also, a preferential partitioning of photosynthates to the shoots of A. peregrina inoculated with G. etunicatum or A. scrobiculata, and of C. fissilis inoculated with any of the three species of AMF was observed. C. fissilis showed a greater response to mycorrhizal inoculation than A. peregrina. The mean mycorrhizal efficiency (ME for dry matter production by C. fissilis was 1,847% for A. scrobiculata, 1,922% for G. etunicatum, and 119% for G. margarita. In A. peregrina, the ME was 249% for A. scrobiculata, 540% for G. etunicatum, and 50% for G. margarita. The effect of mycorrhizal inoculation on plant growth seems to be related in part to an enhanced phosphorus absorption by inoculated plants. Moreover, the efficiency with which the absorbed nutrients were used to produce plant biomass was much greater in plants inoculated with A. scrobiculata or

  7. Using one waste to tackle another: Preparation of a CO{sub 2} capture material zeolite X from laterite residue and bauxite

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    Liu, Liying [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004 (China); Du, Tao, E-mail: dutao0106@gmail.com [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004 (China); Li, Gang [School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009 (Australia); Yang, Fan; Che, Shuai [School of Materials and Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004 (China)

    2014-08-15

    Highlights: • Valuable zeolite X has been synthesized from laterite residue and bauxite. • High product purity has been achieved by optimizing the process conditions. • Prepared zeolite X shows comparable gas adsorption properties to commercial ones. • Prepared zeolite X can be used for carbon capture by vacuum swing adsorption. - Abstract: In this work, zeolite X, a benchmark adsorbent for carbon capture, has been successfully prepared from low cost waste minerals namely laterite residue and bauxite using alkali fusion process followed by hydrothermal treatment. The structure and morphology of the as-synthesized zeolite X were verified and characterized with a range of experimental techniques such as X-ray diffraction, scanning electronic microscopy and infrared spectroscopy. The surface area and (N{sub 2} and CO{sub 2}) gas adsorption isotherms of this product were found comparable to that of commercial ones, demonstrating the effectiveness of synthesizing zeolite X from laterite and bauxite. Further improvement of the product purity was also accomplished by optimizing the process conditions.

  8. Formulation of calcium dialuminate (CaO·2Al2O3 refractory cement from local bauxite

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    Full Text Available Three types of bauxites containing aluminum hydroxide of 58.1% gibbsite and 19.3% boehmite for BX3, 95.5% of gibbsite for BX55 and 84.5% of gibbsite for BX8 were used with lime at 95% of CaO through solid state sintering in one stage to prepare a refractory clinker at 1550 °C. The powder obtained after grinding the clinker showed in the XRD curves the presence of CaO·2Al2O3 and CaO·TiO2 phases in the cement samples. The density of cement powder varied between 2.95 and 3.17 g/cm3 and the specific area of powder obtained after grinding was between 0.72 and 0.85 m2/g. The properties of hydrated cement, W/C = 0.33, after stabilization of cement components for 48 h at 105 °C were showed by XRD, DTA, DTG and SEM (C3AH6, AH3, CA2 and CaO·TiO2. The Young's modulus of the cement made varied between 35.5 and 39.4 GPa, and these Young's moduli were compared to conventional CA14M cement.

  9. Dispersal and attenuation of trace contaminants downstream of the Ajka bauxite residue (red mud) depository failure, Hungary.

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    Mayes, William M; Jarvis, Adam P; Burke, Ian T; Walton, Melanie; Feigl, Viktória; Klebercz, Orsolya; Gruiz, Katalin

    2011-06-15

    This paper identifies the spatial extent of bauxite processing residue (red mud)-derived contaminants and modes of transport within the Marcal and Rába river systems after the dike failure at Ajka, western Hungary. The geochemical signature of the red mud is apparent throughout the 3076 km² Marcal system principally with elevated Al, V, As, and Mo. Elevated concentrations of Cr, Ga, and Ni are also observed within 2 km of the source areas in aqueous and particulate phases where hyperalkalinity (pH waters (e.g., V, As) and fluvial sediments (As, Cr, Ni, V), the spatial extent of these is limited to the Torna Creek and part of the upper Marcal. Source samples show a bimodal particle size distribution (peaks at 0.7 and 1.3 μm) which lends the material to ready fluvial transport. Where elevated concentrations are found in fluvial sediments, sequential extraction suggests the bulk of the As, Cr, Ni, and V are associated with residual (aqua-regia/HF digest) phases and unlikely to be mobile in the environment. However, at some depositional hotspots, association of As, Cr, and V with weak acid-extractable phases is observed. PMID:21591764

  10. The role of nano-perovskite in the negligible thorium release in seawater from Greek bauxite residue (red mud)

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    Gamaletsos, Platon N.; Godelitsas, Athanasios; Kasama, Takeshi; Kuzmin, Alexei; Lagos, Markus; Mertzimekis, Theo J.; Göttlicher, Jörg; Steininger, Ralph; Xanthos, Stelios; Pontikes, Yiannis; Angelopoulos, George N.; Zarkadas, Charalampos; Komelkov, Aleksandr; Tzamos, Evangelos; Filippidis, Anestis

    2016-02-01

    We present new data about the chemical and structural characteristics of bauxite residue (BR) from Greek Al industry, using a combination of microscopic, analytical, and spectroscopic techniques. SEM-EDS indicated a homogeneous dominant “Al-Fe-Ca-Ti-Si-Na-Cr matrix”, appearing at the microscale. The bulk chemical analyses showed considerable levels of Th (111 μg g-1), along with minor U (15 μg g-1), which are responsible for radioactivity (355 and 133 Bq kg-1 for 232Th and 238U, respectively) with a total dose rate of 295 nGy h-1. Leaching experiments, in conjunction with SF-ICP-MS, using Mediterranean seawater from Greece, indicated significant release of V, depending on S/L ratio, and negligible release of Th at least after 12 months leaching. STEM-EDS/EELS & HR-STEM-HAADF study of the leached BR at the nanoscale revealed that the significant immobility of Th4+ is due to its incorporation into an insoluble perovskite-type phase with major composition of Ca0.8Na0.2TiO3 and crystallites observed in nanoscale. The Th LIII-edge EXAFS spectra demonstrated that Th4+ ions, which are hosted in this novel nano-perovskite of BR, occupy Ca2+ sites, rather than Ti4+ sites. That is most likely the reason of no Th release in Mediterranean seawater.

  11. Environment-oriented low-cost porous mullite ceramic membrane supports fabricated from coal gangue and bauxite

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    Lü, Qikai [Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen (China); Ningbo Urban Environment Observation and Research Station-NUEORS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo (China); School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou (China); Dong, Xinfa [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou (China); Zhu, Zhiwen [Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen (China); Ningbo Urban Environment Observation and Research Station-NUEORS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo (China); Dong, Yingchao, E-mail: ycdong@iue.ac.cn [Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen (China); Ningbo Urban Environment Observation and Research Station-NUEORS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo (China)

    2014-05-01

    Highlights: • Coal gangue was recycled to fabricate low-cost porous mullite membrane supports. • A unique volume-expansion occurred due to a mullitization-crystal-growth process. • A porous structure consists of glassy particles and embedded mullite crystals. - Abstract: Porous mullite ceramic supports for filtration membrane were successfully fabricated via recycling of coal gangue and bauxite at sintering temperatures from 1100 to 1500 °C with corn starch as pore-forming agent. The dynamic sintering behaviors, phase evolution, shrinkage, porosity and pore size, gas permeation flux, microstructure and mechanical property were systematically studied. A unique volume-expansion stage was observed at increased temperatures from 1276 to 1481 °C caused by a mullitization-crystal-growth process. During this stage, open porosity increases and pore size distributions broaden, which result in a maximum of nitrogen gas flux at 1400 °C. The X-ray diffraction results reveal that secondary mullitization took place from 1100 °C and the major phase is mullite with a content of ∼84.7 wt.% at 1400 °C. SEM images show that the as-fabricated mullite supports have a porous microstructure composed of sintered glassy particles embedded with inter-locked mullite crystals, which grew gradually with increasing temperature from rod-like into blocky-like morphologies. To obtain mullite membrane supports with sufficient porosity and acceptable mechanical strength, the relationship between porosity and mechanical strength was investigated, which was fitted using a parabolic equation.

  12. Hydration mechanism and leaching behavior of bauxite-calcination-method red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials.

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    Zhang, Na; Li, Hongxu; Liu, Xiaoming

    2016-08-15

    A deep investigation on the hydration mechanism of bauxite-calcination-method red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials was conducted from viewpoints of hydration products and hydration heat analysis. As a main hydration product, the microstructure of C-A-S-H gel was observed using high resolution transmission electron microscopy. It was found that the C-A-S-H gel is composed of amorphous regions and nanocrystalline regions. Most of regions in the C-A-S-H gel are amorphous with continuous distribution, and the nanocrystalline regions on scale of ∼5nm are dispersed irregularly within the amorphous regions. The hydration heat of red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials is much lower than that of the ordinary Portland cement. A hydration model was proposed for this kind of cementitious materials, and the hydration process mainly consists of four stages which are dissolution of materials, formation of C-A-S-H gels and ettringite, cementation of hydration products, and polycondensation of C-A-S-H gels. There are no strict boundaries among these four basic stages, and they proceed crossing each other. Moreover, the leaching toxicity tests were also performed to prove that the developed red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials are environmentally acceptable. PMID:27131457

  13. Environment-oriented low-cost porous mullite ceramic membrane supports fabricated from coal gangue and bauxite

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    Highlights: • Coal gangue was recycled to fabricate low-cost porous mullite membrane supports. • A unique volume-expansion occurred due to a mullitization-crystal-growth process. • A porous structure consists of glassy particles and embedded mullite crystals. - Abstract: Porous mullite ceramic supports for filtration membrane were successfully fabricated via recycling of coal gangue and bauxite at sintering temperatures from 1100 to 1500 °C with corn starch as pore-forming agent. The dynamic sintering behaviors, phase evolution, shrinkage, porosity and pore size, gas permeation flux, microstructure and mechanical property were systematically studied. A unique volume-expansion stage was observed at increased temperatures from 1276 to 1481 °C caused by a mullitization-crystal-growth process. During this stage, open porosity increases and pore size distributions broaden, which result in a maximum of nitrogen gas flux at 1400 °C. The X-ray diffraction results reveal that secondary mullitization took place from 1100 °C and the major phase is mullite with a content of ∼84.7 wt.% at 1400 °C. SEM images show that the as-fabricated mullite supports have a porous microstructure composed of sintered glassy particles embedded with inter-locked mullite crystals, which grew gradually with increasing temperature from rod-like into blocky-like morphologies. To obtain mullite membrane supports with sufficient porosity and acceptable mechanical strength, the relationship between porosity and mechanical strength was investigated, which was fitted using a parabolic equation

  14. Environment-oriented low-cost porous mullite ceramic membrane supports fabricated from coal gangue and bauxite.

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    Lü, Qikai; Dong, Xinfa; Zhu, Zhiwen; Dong, Yingchao

    2014-05-30

    Porous mullite ceramic supports for filtration membrane were successfully fabricated via recycling of coal gangue and bauxite at sintering temperatures from 1100 to 1500°C with corn starch as pore-forming agent. The dynamic sintering behaviors, phase evolution, shrinkage, porosity and pore size, gas permeation flux, microstructure and mechanical property were systematically studied. A unique volume-expansion stage was observed at increased temperatures from 1276 to 1481°C caused by a mullitization-crystal-growth process. During this stage, open porosity increases and pore size distributions broaden, which result in a maximum of nitrogen gas flux at 1400°C. The X-ray diffraction results reveal that secondary mullitization took place from 1100°C and the major phase is mullite with a content of ∼84.7wt.% at 1400°C. SEM images show that the as-fabricated mullite supports have a porous microstructure composed of sintered glassy particles embedded with inter-locked mullite crystals, which grew gradually with increasing temperature from rod-like into blocky-like morphologies. To obtain mullite membrane supports with sufficient porosity and acceptable mechanical strength, the relationship between porosity and mechanical strength was investigated, which was fitted using a parabolic equation. PMID:24727016

  15. 试论遵义高铁铝土矿与低铁铝土矿的分带性及形成机制%The zonation and genetic mechanism of Zunyi high-and low-ferrous bauxites

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    刘平; 廖友常

    2013-01-01

    遵义铝土矿带早石炭世沉积型铝土矿及其含铝岩系,皆沉积-堆积在紫云运动(晚泥盆世至早石炭世)时期形成的略微向南倾斜的夷平面上,其中的高铁铝土矿与低铁铝土矿具有明显分带性.铝土矿及其含矿岩系的原始物质,主要是由下奥陶统湄潭组伊利石页岩形成的含三水铝石的红土风化壳.铝土矿的分带性与红土风化壳物质搬运的距离有关,近处、高处为高铁铝土矿,远处、低处为低铁铝土矿.总体来看,搬运距离较短,属近源搬运、沉积-堆积而成的.%Early Carbonaceous sedimentary bauxite and its aluminum-bearing rock series in the Zunyi bauxite belt have totally undergone sedimentation-accumulation on the slightly southward inclined plantation formed during the late Devonian and Early Carbonaceous Ziyun movement,and the high-and low-ferrous bauxites apparently assume zonation.Original materials of bauxites and the ore-bearing rock series consist dominantly of gibbsite laterite crust formed by illite shale of the Lower Ordovician Meitan Formation.The zonation of bauxite is related to the material-transport distance of the laterite crust,i.e.,the high-ferrous bauxites occur in nearby and high places,and the low-ferrous bauxites appear in distant and low places.Generally speaking,the transport distance is relatively short? and the bauxites were formed by the near-source transport,sedimentation and accumulation.

  16. 铝土矿选矿产品碱性沉降技术研究%Alkaline Settlement Technology Research of Bauxite Benefication Products

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    陈湘清; 陈兴华; 郭鑫; 胡秋云; 闫琨; 张建强

    2011-01-01

    The traditional settlement method of bauxite benefication products was adding H2SO4 to reduce pH value, and then adding flocculant to settle. This method not only increased the cost of dressing, and salt accumulation would result in process and process indicators variation. For this problem, this paper presented the alkaline settlement technology of bauxite benefication product, which allowed the concentration and tailing of bauxite products to complete the settlement in the o-riginal pH of the slurry using the alkaline flocculant BXF. The results showed that the technology had good effect in industrial application, which would reduce the cost of production and improve process stability.%铝土矿选矿产品传统的沉降方法是加入硫酸类助剂调低pH值,再加入絮凝剂沉降,不仅增加了选矿成本,而且无机盐累积会造成对流程和工艺指标的不良影响.针对该问题,提出了铝土矿选矿产品的碱性沉降技术,采用高效碱性絮凝剂BXF可以使铝土矿精矿和尾矿在原始矿浆的pH值下完成沉降,工业应用效果良好,有利于生产成本的降低和生产流程的稳定.

  17. Effect of sillimanite on properties of bauxite based castables%硅线石对矾土基浇注料性能的影响

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    李培佳; 李林; 贺智勇; 彭小艳; 杨粉荣

    2011-01-01

    以矾土为主要原料,加入硅线石粉、SiO2微粉、活性Al2O3微粉、水泥等制备矾土基浇注料,研究了硅线石加入量(质量分数分别为0、4%、8%和12%)对浇注料常温性能和抗渣侵蚀性能的影响.结果表明:随着硅线石加入量的增加,浇注料的常温强度和体积密度下降,显气孔率增大;在浇注料中加入硅线石有助于提高试样的抗渣侵蚀性能,但加入质量分数大于8%时,试样抗渣侵蚀性能下降,渣渗透深度和侵蚀深度增加;硅线石加入质量分数为4%~8%时,浇注料的综合性能较好.%Bauxite based castables was prepared using bauxite as main starting material,and adding sillimanite powder,SiO2 micropowder,active Al2O3 micropowder,and cement.The influences of sillimanite additions(mass percent:0,4% ,8% ,and 12%)on cold properties and slag resistance of bauxite based castables were investigated.The result shows that: (1)the cold strength and bulk density of castables decrease while the apparent porosity increases with the increase of the sillimanite addition ; (2)the sillimanite improves the slag resistance of bauxite based castables,but the slag resistance declines,and penetration depth and corrosion depth enlarge when sillimanite addition is over 8 % ;(3)the castables shows the best performance with 4%-8% sillimanite.

  18. Concentration of bauxite fines via gravity concentration Concentração de finos de bauxita por concentração densitária

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    Arthur Pinto Chaves; Mauricio Bergerman; Claret Antonio Vidal Abreu; Nilson Bigogno

    2009-01-01

    Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio (CBA) has a preparation plant at Itamarati de Minas, MG. This plant washes two different kinds of bauxite ore, one originating from the laterization of gnaisses and another from amphybolites. Both ores have the same behavior in the coarser size fractions but behave differently under 0.355 mm (42# Tyler). In these small sizes, gneissic ores are rich in quartz and amphybolitic ores are rich in iron and titanium bearing ores. The unit operations are: scrubbing of...

  19. Bauxitas refratárias: composição química, fases e propriedades - parte II Refractory bauxites: chemical composition, phases and properties - part II

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    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available A bauxita apresenta uma ampla faixa de aplicações industriais, de acordo com sua composição química e mineralógica. No setor de refratários, esta matéria-prima tem adquirido grande importância, uma vez que pode substituir parcial ou totalmente agregados de alumina eletrofundida em formados e monolíticos, devido a sua alta refratariedade e custo inferior. Entre os maiores produtores mundiais encontram-se a China, a Guiana e o Brasil. Embora seja um dos maiores produtores mundiais de bauxita refratária, no Brasil pouco se conhece de suas características químicas e mineralógicas, bem como suas propriedades em serviço a altas temperaturas. Esta seqüência de artigos apresenta uma revisão sobre as aplicações, fases cristalinas, características e propriedades a alta temperatura de bauxitas refratárias chinesas e sul-americanas. Nesta segunda parte serão consideradas suas propriedades mecânicas a alta temperatura e um problema freqüente na utilização de bauxitas refratárias, a expansão térmica secundária.Bauxite shows a wide range of applications, according to its chemical and mineralogical composition. In the refractory industry, this raw material has partially or totally substituted fused alumina in bricks and castables, due to its high refractoriness and low cost. The major producers of refractory grade bauxite are, in this order, China, Guyana and Brazil. Although Brazil is one of the major suppliers of this raw material, very few studies have been carried out to understand its chemical, mineralogical and high-temperature properties. These papers present a review regarding the applications of South American and Chinese refractory grade bauxites, including the microchemistry of their crystalline phases and their hot properties. This second part will focus mechanical properties at high temperatures, and a common problem in refractory bauxites, the secondary thermal expansion.

  20. Reversibility of uranium and thorium binding on a modified bauxite refinery residue: The effects of aging temperature

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    Highlights: • Th binds to MBRR irreversibly from pH 3 to 8, improving with temperature and time. • 16–52% U binding is irreversibly bound, concentration and temperature dependent. • U binding maximal at pH range, pH 5–6, but aging increases 232U uptake at pH > 6. • U and Th compete for similar sites affecting U binding cwf. simple 0.2 mM U aging. • Increased U binding with aging is mostly from surface precipitate recrystallisation. - Abstract: The effects of aging on the pH-dependence and reversibility of uranium and thorium binding by a modified bauxite refinery residue (MBRR) were studied in laboratory uptake/leaching experiments. Natural uranium and thorium isotopes (predominantly 238UVI and 232ThIV) of 0.4, and 0.2 mM were loaded for an 8-day period at the natural equilibrium pH of the MBRR (approximately 8.5) and were allowed to age for 6 months in humid sealed containers at 4, 23, and 65 °C. After aging, anthropogenic 232UVI and 229ThIV were added as exchange isotopes and the pH decreased stepwise from 8 to 3 over several hours in pH dependent experiments. The relative concentrations of the isotope pairs (i.e. 238UVI and 232UVI; 232ThIV and 229ThIV) indicated that irreversibility of UVI and ThIV binding by the MBRR increased with aging and was dependent on the aging temperature and surface actinide loading. Linear combination fitting of the EXAFS data for the uranium loaded materials indicated that at low uranium concentrations sorption to minerals (particularly hematite) was a prime uranium removal mechanism, but at higher concentrations precipitation dominated. The data suggest that increased irreversibility and incorporation of UVI during aging is associated with re-crystallisation of precipitates

  1. Studies of mineralogy and geochemistry of Rare Earth Elements in permo-Triassic Bauxite deposit, Northeast of Bukan, North West of Iran

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    Bauxite deposit of Permo-Triassic age in northeast of Bukan was developed stratiformly along the boundary between Ruteh and Elika formations, and includes four distinct rock units. This deposit was affected by tectonic and morphological processes. Mineralogical and geochemical investigations showed that during weathering processes, two mechanisms of ferrugenization and deferrugenization played crucial role in formation of minerals such as Diaspora, boehmite, hematite, goethite, kaolinite, pyrophyllite, clinochlore, illite, montmorillonite, anatase, rutile, albite, sanidine, quartz, and calcite in this deposit. By taking notice of field evidence and of mineralogical and geochemical data, the basalts (whose remnants are still present along the contact of this deposit with carbonate bedrock) are the potential parent rock of this deposit. The distribution pattern of rare earth elements (normalized to chondrite and basaltic parent rock) along with anomaly variations of Eu, Ce, and (La/Yb)N indicates differentiation of LREEs from HREEs during bauxitization processes. Further geochemical considerations indicate that the concentrations of LREEs were occurred by hematite, goethite, manganese oxides, cerianite, and secondary phosphates (rhabdophane, vitusite, gorceixite, monazite) and of HREEs by clay minerals; rutile, anatase, zircon, euxenite, and fergusonite. Incorporation of the results obtained from mineralogical and geochemical investigations suggests that in addition to factors such as p H of weathering solutions, ionic potential, composition of the parent rock, and fixation by residual minerals, adsorption processes also played crucial role in enrichment of rare earth elements during moderate to intense lateritization in the study area

  2. Amelioration of bauxite residue sand by intermittent additions of nitrogen fertiliser and leaching fractions: The effect on growth of kikuyu grass and fate of applied nutrients.

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    Kaur, Navjot; Phillips, Ian; Fey, Martin V

    2016-04-15

    Bauxite residue, a waste product of aluminium processing operations is characterised by high pH, salinity and exchangeable sodium which hinders sustainable plant growth. The aim of this study was to investigate the uptake form, optimum application rate and timing of nitrogen fertiliser to improve bauxite residue characteristics for plant growth. Kikuyu grass was grown in plastic columns filled with residue sand/carbonated residue mud mixture (20:1) previously amended with gypsum, phosphoric acid and basal nutrients. The experiment was set up as a 4×4 factorial design comprising four levels of applied nitrogen (N) fertiliser (0, 3, 6 and 12mgNkg(-1) residue) and four frequencies of leaching (16, 8 and 4day intervals). We hypothesised that the use of ammonium sulfate fertiliser would increase retention of N within the rhizosphere thereby encouraging more efficient fertiliser use. We found that N uptake by kikuyu grass was enhanced due to leaching of excess salts and alkalinity from the residue profile. It was also concluded that biomass production and associated N uptake by kikuyu grass grown in residue is dependent on the type of fertiliser used. PMID:26824271

  3. Thin Layer Chromatographic Study of Bauxite and Quantitative Estimation of Co-Existing Al3+, Fe2+ and Ti4+%薄层色谱法测定铝土矿中的主成分及其共存离子Al3+,Fe2+和Ti4+

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    MOHAMED NAJAR P A; JEURKAR J U; RAMANA RAO K V

    2005-01-01

    Thin layer chromatography in combination with spectrophotometry and titrimetry has been used to evaluate chromatographic characteristics of bauxite constituents. The retention behaviors of four major constituents (Al3+, Fe2+, Ti4+, Si4+) in bauxite mineral have been examined on plain and modified layers of silica gel G, silica gel H and cellulose with mobile phases containing aqueous sodium chloride, formic acid and hydrochloric acid. Ternary separation of Al-Fe-Ti was achieved on chromatographic plates made of silica gel H. The Ph effect and presence of impurity elements in samples, nature of stationary phases on the ternary separation and detection limits of bauxite constituents were studied. Silicon in bauxite was detected on cellulose plates. Quantitative determinations of Al3+, Fe2+ and Ti4+ on silica gel H impregnated with sodium formate layers were achieved by titrimetry and spectrophotometry.

  4. Bauxitas refratárias: composição química, fases e propriedades - Parte I Refractory bauxites: chemical composition, phases and properties - Part I

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    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available A bauxita apresenta uma ampla faixa de aplicações industriais, de acordo com sua composição química e mineralógica. No setor de refratários, esta matéria-prima tem adquirido grande importância, uma vez que pode substituir parcial ou totalmente agregados de alumina eletrofundida em formados e monolíticos, devido a sua alta refratariedade e custo inferior. Entre os maiores produtores mundiais encontram-se a China, a Guiana e o Brasil. Embora seja um dos maiores produtores mundiais de bauxita refratária, no Brasil pouco se conhece de suas características químicas e mineralógicas, bem como suas propriedades em serviço a altas temperaturas. Esta seqüência de artigos apresenta uma revisão sobre as aplicações, fases cristalinas, características e propriedades a alta temperatura de bauxitas refratárias chinesas e sul-americanas. Nesta primeira parte serão consideradas as aplicações da matéria-prima, as transformações que ocorrem durante a calcinação das bauxitas e a formação de fases cristalinas.Bauxite shows a wide range of applications, according to its chemical and mineralogical composition. In the refractory industry, this raw material has partially or totally substituted fused alumina in bricks and castables, due to its high refractoriness and low cost. The major producers of refractory grade bauxite are, in this order, China, Guyana and Brazil. Although Brazil is one of the major suppliers of this raw material, very few studies have been carried out to understand its chemical, mineralogical and high-temperature properties. These papers present a review regarding the applications of South American and Chinese refractory grade bauxites, including the microchemistry of their crystalline phases and their hot properties. This first part will focus the applications of this raw material, the changes that occur during calcination of the crude mineral, and the formation of the crystalline phases.

  5. Escrubagem da Bauxita de Paragominas - PA. parte 2: modelagem matemática Scrubbing Process of the Miltonia 3 Bauxite. part 2: mathematical modeling

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    Jaime Henrique Barbosa da Costa

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    Full Text Available O objetivo desse trabalho foi desenvolver um modelo matemático empírico para a operação de escrubagem da bauxita proveniente da jazida Miltônia 3, da Mina de Bauxita de Paragominas-PA, com vistas a fornecer parâmetros para previsão de seu desempenho e otimização. O modelo foi desenvolvido a partir de dados gerados em uma campanha de experimentos de escrubagem, em um tambor desagregador de laboratório, tomando-se, como base, o planejamento fatorial. A variável de resposta selecionada foi a quantidade de finos (partículas menores que 0,037 mm, no produto desagregado, sendo que tal quantidade foi relacionada com o grau de enchimento e com o tempo de residência da polpa através do modelo proposto. O modelo desenvolvido foi validado através da comparação entre os valores obtidos em ensaios de escrubagem, em uma unidade-piloto, e aqueles previstos pelo modelo. Os valores da quantidade de finos, no produto desagregado, previstos pelo modelo apresentaram uma excelente aproximação com os dados experimentais da operação em escala-piloto, visto que a maioria dos valores ficou dentro de uma faixa de ±10% desvio.The aim of this study was to model the bauxite scrubbing of bauxite samples from Miltonia 3, a Vale operation at Pará state, Brazil. The experimental program included the design of a standard laboratory test, from which parameters were derived for predicting the operation of a scrubber in steady state conditions. The amount of fines was determined through screening both feed and product of the scrubbing test. The former was considered as a material characteristic, while the second was the dependent variable, i.e. the result of the scrubbing process. An empirical model was developed according to which the load fraction was found to be the most important variable for the scrubbing process. Residence time was also included in the model due to its importance in designing scrubbers for industrial plants. To validate the model, a

  6. Research And Development Of A Pilot First Generation PGNAA OFF-BELT System For Analysing Of Composition Of Cement And Bauxite Raw Material

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    With purpose of development of the PGNAA system which can operate on the field in the condition of considerably changing of temperature and moisture, a multi channel analyzer-MCA 2k was designed and developed, which can compatibly operate with BGO detector, connected with computer through USB 2.0 port. Beside that, a software for obtaining and displaying the prompt gamma spectrum, with the spectrum stability function and convenience in the data was also designed and developed. The first generation PGNAA system was experimented in the changing condition of temperature in the laboratory. The result give out that the prompt gamma spectrum was stability during temperature changing, the peak area of the elements in the samples changed about 7%. Besides that, the first generation PGNAA system was also experimented to analyze the cement and bauxite samples. The result was also matched with the other analysis methods such as chemistry method and INAA method with the difference about 10%. (author)

  7. Effects of CeO2 on structure and properties of Ni-Mn-K/bauxite catalysts for water-gas shift reaction

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    JIANG Lilong; YE Binghuo; WEI Kemei

    2008-01-01

    Multiple-metal catalysts (Ni-Mn-Ce-K/bauxite) for Water-Gas Shift (WGS) reaction were prepared by impregnation, and the catalytic structure and properties were investigated by N2 physical, XRD, H2-TPR, and CO-TPD. The results indicated that the addition of 7.5% CeO2 improved the activity of the WGS reaction obviously, and also increased the specific surface area and pore volume of the catalysts. The addition of CeO2 decreases the reduction temperature, enhanced the adsorption and activation of H2O, and improved the adsorption content of CO. Besides, active sites were not changed and the number of active sites on catalysts did not increase obviously.

  8. 平果铝土矿资源可持续利用及发展探讨%DISCUSSION ON SUSTAINABLE UTILIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF PINGGUO BAUXITE RESOURCES

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    2001-01-01

    In this paper, the confinement factors and development potential in sustainable exploitation of Pingguo bauxite resources were analyzed, a plan for land reclamation, sustainable exploitation of mineral resources and comprehensive utilization of solid waste within the mine area was put forward and four key projects for ecological construction of the mine were proposed.%分析了平果铝土矿资源可持续开发利用的制约因素和发展潜力,对矿山土地复垦、矿产资源可持续开发和固体废弃物资源综合利用进行规划,提出了矿区生态建设的四个重点工程。

  9. Characteristic Research on High Pressure Roller Mill Product of a Bauxite%某铝土矿高压辊磨产品特性研究

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    阎赞; 周春生; 张国春

    2015-01-01

    针对某铝土矿,在矿石特性分析基础上,进行了高压辊磨产品和颚式破碎产品的邦德球磨功指数试验、比表面积和孔体积测定试验,研究了高压辊磨机粉碎铝土矿产品的特性。结果表明,高压辊磨产品的邦德球磨功指数低于颚式破碎产品的邦德球磨功指数,比表面积和单位孔体积高于颚式破碎产品的比表面积和单位孔体积,可见高压辊磨机可有效达到节能降耗的目的,提高铝土矿产品的利用率,相对于传统的颚式破碎机具有更广阔的应用前景。%The high pressure roller mill product of a bauxite is studied. A full study on ore characteristics was carried out, followed by bond ball mill work index test, specific surface area and pore volume tests conducted on high pressure roller mill products and jaw crusher broken products. The results showed that the bond ball mill work index of the high pressure roller mill products was lower than the jaw crusher broken products, and its specific surface area and pore volumewas higher than the jaw crusher broken products. Therefore, milling load can be greatly reduced by using high pressure grinding roller technology and the utilization of bauxite products can be greatly improved. High pressure grinding roller has a broad application prospect related to the traditional jaw crusher.

  10. 林州天然硅线石-红柱石复合矿粉对高铝质浇注料性能的影响%Influence of sillimanite-andalusite composite powder on properties of bauxite based castables

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    谢朝晖; 叶国田; 张艳利; 黄亚冬; 王春生

    2011-01-01

    以山西特级矾土熟料为主要原料制备高铝质低水泥浇注料,研究了分别用质量分数为0、3%、5%、7%的林州天然硅线石-红柱石复合矿粉等量替代矾土熟料粉对浇注料基质物相和浇注料性能的影响.结果表明:将硅线石-红柱石复合矿粉加入到高铝质低水泥浇注料中,明显改善了浇注料的物理性能,提高了材料的烧后冷态强度和高温强度,改善了浇注料的抗热震性能,而且适量加入还明显提高了材料的荷重软化温度.综合各项性能认为,加入硅线石-红柱石复合矿粉的质量分数以5%为佳.%Bauxite based low cement castables were prepared using special grade sintered bauxite produced in Shanxi Province as the main starting material. The natural sillimanite-andalusite composite powder (0,3%,5% ,and 7% of mass percent) from Linzhou was used to substitute the same mass of sintered bauxite powder,and its influence on the phase composition in matrix and the properties of castables were investigated. The results show that the physical properties of the bauxite based low cement castables are improved by adding sillimanite-andalusite composite powder in terms of CCS,hot strength,thermal shock resistance,and refractoriness under load. The optimum addition of sillimanite-andalusite composite powder is 5%.

  11. 黔北务正道地区铝土矿基础地质与成矿作用研究进展%Advances in Basic Geology and Metallogenic Regularity Study of Bauxite in Wuchuan-Zheng'an-Daozhen Area,Northern Guizhou Province

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    杜远生; 周琦; 金中国; 凌文黎; 张雄华; 喻建新; 汪小妹; 余文超; 黄兴

    2013-01-01

    The formation age of Dazhuyuan Formation bauxite deposit layers in Wu-Zheng-Dao Area, is restricted by fusuline and foraminifer fossils in underlaid Huanglong Formation and sporopollen fossils in Dazhuyuan Formation and superjacent Liangshan Formation, and is early Permian, The sedimentary environment of Dazhuyuan Formation bauxite deposit is a bay or a transgression lake which is half closed towards North. The bauxite is formed under the conditions of hot climate in low-latitude, and it can be subdivided into dry and wet seasons. The water body in the sedimentary basin is of weak acid reducing condition. Both of the landplant ecosystem and the basin microbe ecosystem have crucial impacts on the mineralization of bauxite, Hanjiadian Formation and Huanglong Formation provide double provenances for bauxite. Weathered aluminous materials are transported into the basin through the colloidal effect to form aluminous rock. Bauxite layers undergo several times of exposing and leaching processes after their formations. The leaching process leads to formation of earthy and half-earthy bauxite in the vadose zone and compact bauxite in the hyporheic zone. Crushed mudcracks form clastic bauxite and colloid coacervation forms ooidal bauxite. During the weathering process, instead of preservation, aluminum and ore-forming elements all experience element loss of varying degrees, and the SiO2 loss degree is obviously higher than that of A12O3 to form bauxite layers. Therefore, the sedimentary system of the basin and paleogeography control the distribution and thickness of bauxite layers, and multiperiod leaching processes control the quality and thickness of bauxite.%务正道地区铝土矿底板地层黄龙组筵类化石及铝土矿层大竹园组、梁山组的孢粉化石限定,大竹园组的时代为早二叠世.大竹园组铝土矿的沉积环境为向北半封闭的海湾或海泛湖.铝土矿形成于低纬度热带气候条件下,气候具旱季、雨季之分,盆地

  12. Experimental Observations of the Patterns of Fungi-Mineral Surfaces Interactions with Muscovite, Biotite, Bauxite, Chromite, Hematite, Galena, Malachite, Manganite and Carbonate Substrates.

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    Claeys, P.

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    In an in vitro experimental work, mineral substrates of muscovite, biotite, bauxite, chromite, hematite, galena, malachite, manganite and carbonate were exposed to free fungal growth and interaction in Petri dishes under open conditions. All of the experimental minerals were examined by XRD for identity and purity. The 12-week experiment resulted in significant alteration of the mineral substrates. SEM, EDX, and XRD analysis showed secondary mineral biomineralization represented by different crystal morphologies of Ca- and Mg- oxalates (weddelite: CaC2O4·2H2O, whewellite CaC2O4·H2O and glushinskite: MgC2O4·2H2O), struvite: (NH4) MgPO4·6H2O, gypsum CaSO4.2H2O, and possible dolomite. Metals bioleached from the substrates included: Fe, Pb, S, Cu, Al as single crystals or aggregates, amorphous layers, amorphous aggregates, and linear forms influenced by the fungal filaments. Bauxite and manganite showed the strongest cases of bioleaching where Fe and Al were fungally extracted and deposited as separate mineral species from the Al-Fe oxides mixture, while Ca and S were extracted from the manganite substrate and deposited as gypsum. The bioleached metals were either deposited on the mineral substrates, attached to fungal filaments, embedded in the fungal mycelium or in the extracellular polysaccharide substance (EPS) layer. The EDX microanalysis of the fungal hyphae frequently revealed metal content adsorbed on the hyphae sheath surface. During the short period of the experiment, fungal interaction with the mineral surfaces produced significant biomechanical and biochemical bioweathering features: strong pitting of the mineral surfaces, exfoliation, tunnelling, dissolution, honeycomb-alveolar structures, perforations, fragmentation, and cementation. One important aspect of these interactions is the strong affinity of fungal hyphae to mineral surfaces. The fungi engulfed whole blocks of minerals in the hyphal network, irrespective of mineral surface topography with

  13. Petrography and detrital zircon study of late Carboniferous sequences in the southwestern North China Craton: Implications for the regional tectonic evolution and bauxite genesis

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    Cai, Shuhui; Wang, Qingfei; Liu, Xuefei; Feng, Yuewen; Zhang, Ying

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    derive from the northern marginal region of the E-NCC, an area characterized by contemporaneous volcanism. The co-existence of the 450 and 300 Ma groups of detrital zircons also suggests that the northern and southern marginal regions of the E-NCC underwent almost simultaneous late Carboniferous tectonic uplift and denudation, a tectonic change that led to the formation of the sedimentary basins within the E-NCC. Late Carboniferous phyllosilicate layers within the profile are likely to be the equivalent of economically important diaspore and clay dominated bauxites within the E-NCC, suggesting that the diaspore in these bauxites was derived from mica group minerals by resolution-precipitation processes.

  14. 高比表面积铝土矿载体的制备及在CO氧化反应中的应用%High Surface Area Bauxite: Preparation, Characterization and Application in CO Oxidation Reaction

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    江莉龙; 马永德; 曹彦宁; 杨阳; 魏可镁

    2012-01-01

    The hydrothermaUy treated bauxite with high surface area was employed as the P1 based catalyst support. A series of Pt/bauxite catalysts were prepared by incipient-wetness impregnation method. The loading of Pt was varied from 0.5wt% to 2.0wt%. The catalysts were characterized by XRF, low temperature nitrogen adsorption-desorption, XRD, H2-TPR and CO-TPD. The catalyst performance for CO oxidation reaction was also investigated. The results indicate that Pt/bauxite catalysts have excellent property for CO oxidation reaction. Especially when the reaction temperature is at 200 t, CO conversion rate of 1.0% Pt/bauxite is 93.2%, while 1.0Pt/Al2O3 is only 9.4%, attributed to the interaction between Pt and Fe2O3 in the modified bauxite, and the interaction could decrease the reducing temperature of Pt oxide and Fe2O3 and also improve the adsorption-desorption behavior of Pt /bauxite catalysts for CO molecule, thus increasing the CO Oxidation activity.%采用水热法,对天然铝土矿进行改性,获得高比表面积的铝土矿载体(Bauxite).用等体积浸渍法制备了不同Pt含量的Pt/bauxite和1.0%Pt/Al203催化剂,以CO氧化为探针反应,考察了催化剂性能.采用XRF、XRD、低温N2-物理吸附、H2-TPR以及CO-TPD等对载体和催化剂样品进行表征.结果表明:Pt/bauxite催化剂具有优异的CO氧化性能,特别是当反应温度为200℃时,催化剂1.0%Pt/bauxite的CO转化率为93.4%,而1.0%Pt/Al2O3CO转化率仅为9.4%.其原因是铝土矿含有的Fe2O3是CO氧化反应的催化剂,且Fe2O3与负载的Pt之间发生了相互作用,降低了Pt和Fe2O3还原温度,提高了对CO的吸附能力且降低了CO的脱附温度,进而提高了催化剂的CO氧化反应性能.

  15. Modified Bauxite Supported Ruthenium Catalysts for Hydrogen Evolution in the Water-Gas Shift Reaction%改性铝土矿载体负载Ru催化剂上的水煤气变换制氢

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    江莉龙; 马永德; 曹彦宁; 杨阳; 魏可镁

    2012-01-01

    采用水热法对天然铝土矿进行改性,获得高比表面积的铝土矿(bauxite)载体.用等体积浸渍法制备了Ru含量为1.0%-4.0%(质量分数,下同)的Ru/bauxite催化剂和Ru含量为2.0%的Ru/Al2O3催化剂,以水煤气变换反应为探针反应,考察了催化剂性能.利用X射线荧光元素分析(XRF)、X射线粉末衍射(XRD)、低温N2物理吸附、H2程序升温还原(H2-TPR)以及CO程序升温脱附(CO-TPD)等对载体和催化剂样品进行表征.结果表明,不同Ru含量的Ru/bauxite催化剂具有优异的水煤气变换制氧性能,优于Ru/Al2O3催化剂.其原因是铝土矿本身含有的Fe2O3与负载的Ru之间发生了相互作用,降低了Fe2O3还原温度,提高了对CO的吸附能力且降低了CO的脱附温度,进而提高了催化剂的水煤气变换反应性能.%Hydrothermally treated bauxite with high surface area was used as a ruthenium-based catalyst support. A series of Ru/bauxite and 2.0% (mass fraction) Ru/AI2O3 catalysts were prepared by incipient-wetness impregnation. The loading content of ruthenium in the Ru/bauxite catalysts was varied from 1.0% to 4.0%. The catalysts were thoroughly characterized by X-ray fluorescence (XRF), low temperature N2 physical adsorption, X-ray diffraction (XRD), H2 temperature-programmed reduction (H2-TPR), and CO temperature-programmed desorption (CO-TPD). The performances of the catalysts for the water-gas shift reaction were also investigated. The results indicated that Ru/bauxite catalysts possess an excellent ability to evolve hydrogen in the water-gas shift reaction. This was attributed to the interaction between Ru and Fe2O3 in the modified bauxite, which could decrease the reduction temperature of Fe2O3, and also improve the adsorption-desorption behavior and decrease the desorption temperature of Ru/bauxite catalysts for CO molecules, resulting in higher activity in the water-gas shift reaction.

  16. Exergoecology: A thermodynamic approach for accounting the Earth's mineral capital. The case of bauxite-aluminium and limestone-lime chains

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    As man extracts minerals, the natural deposits become depleted in quantity and concentration, and hence the mineral wealth of the Earth decreases. This paper explains the exergoecological method used for calculating the mineral exergy bonus that Nature gives us for free for providing minerals concentrated in mines and not dispersed in the Earth's crust. The method is based on two concepts: Exergy and the Exergy cost. Exergy measures the minimum (reversible) work required to extract and concentrate the materials from a Reference Environment (RE) to the conditions found in Nature. This RE can be approximated to a completely degraded crepuscular planet with the absence of fossil fuels and mineral deposits. And the exergy cost accounts for the actual exergy required for accomplishing the same process with available technologies. These costs are complementary to the conventional extraction, land-recovering, processing and refining costs. The case studies of two industrial chains: bauxite-alumina-aluminium, and limestone-calcite-lime are presented and discussed. As the method provides values in energy units, the annual exergy decrease in the mineral endowment of the planet due to the extraction of minerals can now take into account the fossil fuel's exergy as well as the non-fuel mineral exergy costs.

  17. Preparação de compostos de alumínio a partir da bauxita: considerações sobre alguns aspectos envolvidos em um experimento didático Preparation of aluminum compounds from bauxite: considerations about some aspects involved in a didactic experiment

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    Vera R. Leopoldo Constantino

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available Aluminum metal and aluminum compounds have many applications in several branches of the industry and in our daily lives. The most important raw material for aluminum and its manufactured compounds is bauxite, a rock constituted mainly by aluminum hydroxides minerals. In this work, a didactic experiment aiming the preparation of alumina and potassium alum starting from bauxite is proposed for undergraduate students. Both compounds are of great commercial, scientific and historical interest. The experiment involves applications of important chemical principles such as acid-base and precipitation. Some chemical properties and uses of aluminum compounds are also illustrated.

  18. 高铁铝土矿低温气基还原除铁初探%Removal of Iron from Ferric Bauxite by a Hydrogen Reduction Method at Low Heating Temperature

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    朱玉婷; 田真; 高峰

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    The removal of iron from ferric bauxite (Xiaoyi, Shanxi) by hydrogen reduction at low heating temperature (200~550℃) combined with magnetic separation was studied. This method transforms non-magnetic and weak magnetic iron-related minerals to magnetic iron-related mineral, then these minerals can be removed by magnetic separation. Results show when the reduction temperature ranged from 300 to 550℃, the iron-related mineral can be modiifed and removed by magnetic separation easily. The optimal condition is heating at 400℃for 1 h in pure hydrogen atmosphere, then processing by week magnetic separation, the iron-removal rate of ferric bauxite increased from 4.17%(raw material) to 60.6%, the yield of bauxite was 78.72%.%以山西孝义铝土矿为原料,研究了高铁铝土矿低温(200~550℃)气基还原与磁选联合的除铁方法,此法将非磁性和弱磁性含铁矿物磁化并通过磁选脱除。研究表明,当还原温度在300~550℃时,含铁矿物被磁化,表现出良好的可磁选性;高铁铝土矿经过还原温度为400℃保温1 h的氢气还原处理,并经过一次弱磁粗选,除铁率由原矿的4.17%升高到60.6%,铝土矿回收率达到78.72%,为实验最优条件。

  19. THE BAUXITE RESIDUE APPLIED IN SUGAR CANE = APLICAÇÃO DO RESÍDUO DA MINERAÇÃO DE BAUXITA EM CANA-DE-AÇÚCAR

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The experiment was carried through in protecting environment with the objective to evaluate the effect of the bauxite residue in the macronutrients and dry mass concentrations in the sugar cane. Vases of 10 L had been used that they had received the following rates from bauxite residue: 0, 28, 56, 84, 112 e 140 t ha-1, the used culture was the sugar cane (SP92 4221. The incorporation of the bauxite residue in the soil provided increase in the soil macronutrients concentration’s, being that only for sulphur levels above of 83 t ha-1 had provided reductions of this nutrient. Already for the macronutrients concentration’s determined in the leaf, levels above of 70,5; 125; 101; 56 t ha -1 diminished the nitrogen, phosphorum, potassium and sulphur concentration’s, respectively. However, for calcium and magnesium the use of the residue provided the reduction of foliar concentration. The level of the bauxite residue in which had the biggest production of dry mass was of 64 t ha-1. = O experimento foi realizado em ambiente protegido com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito do resíduo da mineração de bauxita nos teores de macronutrientes e massa seca da cana-de-açúcar. Foram utilizados vasos de 10 L que receberam as seguintes doses de resíduo de bauxita: 0, 28, 56, 84, 112 e 140 t ha-1, utilizando-se o clone de cana-de-açúcar SP92 4221. A incorporação do resíduo de bauxita no solo proporcionou aumento nos teores dos macronutrientes do solo, sendo que apenas para o enxofre doses acima de 83 t ha-1 proporcionaram reduções deste nutriente. Já para os teores de macronutrientes determinados na folha, doses acima de 70,5; 125; 101; 56 t ha-1 diminuíram os teores de nitrogênio, fósforo, potássio e enxofre, respectivamente. Para o cálcio e o magnésio, entretanto, a utilização do resíduo proporcionou a diminuição dos seus teores foliares. A dose do resíduo de bauxita na qual houve a maior produção de massa seca foi de 64 t ha-1.

  20. Concentration of bauxite fines via gravity concentration Concentração de finos de bauxita por concentração densitária

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    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio (CBA has a preparation plant at Itamarati de Minas, MG. This plant washes two different kinds of bauxite ore, one originating from the laterization of gnaisses and another from amphybolites. Both ores have the same behavior in the coarser size fractions but behave differently under 0.355 mm (42# Tyler. In these small sizes, gneissic ores are rich in quartz and amphybolitic ores are rich in iron and titanium bearing ores. The unit operations are: scrubbing of the feed in drum scrubbers, desliming in cyclones, and screening of the scrubbed bauxite in high frequency screens (0.355 mm - the +0.355 mm product is a final concentrate. The -0.355 mm fraction is desliming in two stage cyclones and goes to a fines gravity concentration circuit of Reichert spirals complemented by magnetic separation of the light product from the spirals. The research work, including mineralogy, process development, batch tests and pilot plant tests, is described and compared to the actual results in the industrial circuit.A CBA (Companhia Brasileira de Alumínio tem uma usina de beneficiamento em Itamarati de Minas, MG. Essa usina trata dois tipos de bauxita diferentes, um originado da laterização de gnaisses e outro de anfibolitos. Ambos os minérios têm o mesmo comportamento nas frações granulométricas grosseiras, mas tornam-se diferentes abaixo de 0,355 mm (42 # Tyler. Nesses tamanhos menores, os minérios gnáissicos são ricos em quartzo e os anfibolíticos são minerais portadores de ferro e titânio. As operações unitárias de preparação são a desagregação da alimentação em desagregadores de tambor (“scrubbers”, a deslamagem em ciclones e o peneiramento do minério desagregado em peneiras de alta freqüência em 0,355 mm (42# Tyler - o produto retido em 0,355 mm é um concentrado final. O produto passante em 0,355 mm é deslamado em dois estágios de ciclones e vai para a separação final em espirais Reichert

  1. Micro-structural characterization of the hydration products of bauxite-calcination-method red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials

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    Liu, Xiaoming [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Metallurgy, School of Metallurgical and Ecological Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Zhang, Na [Green Construction Materials and Circulation Economy Center, Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University Co., Ltd., Beijing 100084 (China); Yao, Yuan, E-mail: yuanyaocas@163.com [School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211 (United States); Sun, Henghu; Feng, Huan [School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211 (United States)

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    Highlights: • Al{sup IV} and Al{sup VI} both exist in the hydration products. • Increase of Ca/Si ratio promotes the conversion from [AlO{sub 4}] to [AlO{sub 6}]. • Polymerization degree of [SiO{sub 4}] in the hydration products declines. -- Abstract: In this research, the micro-structural characterization of the hydration products of red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials has been investigated through SEM-EDS, {sup 27}Al MAS NMR and {sup 29}Si MAS NMR techniques, in which the used red mud was derived from the bauxite calcination method. The results show that the red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials mainly form fibrous C-A-S-H gel, needle-shaped/rod-like AFt in the early hydration period. With increasing of the hydration period, densification of the pastes were promoted resulting in the development of strength. EDS analysis shows that with the Ca/Si of red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials increases, the average Ca/Si and Ca/(Si + Al) atomic ratio of C-A-S-H gel increases, while the average Al/Si atomic ratio of C-A-S-H gel decreases. MAS NMR analysis reveals that Al in the hydration products of red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials exists in the forms of Al{sup IV} and Al{sup VI}, but mainly in the form of Al{sup VI}. Increasing the Ca/Si ratio of raw material promotes the conversion of [AlO{sub 4}] to [AlO{sub 6}] and inhibits the combination between [AlO{sub 4}] and [SiO{sub 4}] to form C-A-S-H gel. Meanwhile, the polymerization degree of [SiO{sub 4}] in the hydration products declines.

  2. Micro-structural characterization of the hydration products of bauxite-calcination-method red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials.

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    Liu, Xiaoming; Zhang, Na; Yao, Yuan; Sun, Henghu; Feng, Huan

    2013-11-15

    In this research, the micro-structural characterization of the hydration products of red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials has been investigated through SEM-EDS, (27)Al MAS NMR and (29)Si MAS NMR techniques, in which the used red mud was derived from the bauxite calcination method. The results show that the red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials mainly form fibrous C-A-S-H gel, needle-shaped/rod-like AFt in the early hydration period. With increasing of the hydration period, densification of the pastes were promoted resulting in the development of strength. EDS analysis shows that with the Ca/Si of red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials increases, the average Ca/Si and Ca/(Si+Al) atomic ratio of C-A-S-H gel increases, while the average Al/Si atomic ratio of C-A-S-H gel decreases. MAS NMR analysis reveals that Al in the hydration products of red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials exists in the forms of Al(IV) and Al(VI), but mainly in the form of Al(VI). Increasing the Ca/Si ratio of raw material promotes the conversion of [AlO4] to [AlO6] and inhibits the combination between [AlO4] and [SiO4] to form C-A-S-H gel. Meanwhile, the polymerization degree of [SiO4] in the hydration products declines. PMID:24076570

  3. Micro-structural characterization of the hydration products of bauxite-calcination-method red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials

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    Highlights: • AlIV and AlVI both exist in the hydration products. • Increase of Ca/Si ratio promotes the conversion from [AlO4] to [AlO6]. • Polymerization degree of [SiO4] in the hydration products declines. -- Abstract: In this research, the micro-structural characterization of the hydration products of red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials has been investigated through SEM-EDS, 27Al MAS NMR and 29Si MAS NMR techniques, in which the used red mud was derived from the bauxite calcination method. The results show that the red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials mainly form fibrous C-A-S-H gel, needle-shaped/rod-like AFt in the early hydration period. With increasing of the hydration period, densification of the pastes were promoted resulting in the development of strength. EDS analysis shows that with the Ca/Si of red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials increases, the average Ca/Si and Ca/(Si + Al) atomic ratio of C-A-S-H gel increases, while the average Al/Si atomic ratio of C-A-S-H gel decreases. MAS NMR analysis reveals that Al in the hydration products of red mud-coal gangue based cementitious materials exists in the forms of AlIV and AlVI, but mainly in the form of AlVI. Increasing the Ca/Si ratio of raw material promotes the conversion of [AlO4] to [AlO6] and inhibits the combination between [AlO4] and [SiO4] to form C-A-S-H gel. Meanwhile, the polymerization degree of [SiO4] in the hydration products declines

  4. Development of sintering-resistant CaO-based sorbent derived from eggshells and bauxite tailings for cyclic CO2 capture.

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    Shan, ShaoYun; Ma, AiHua; Hu, YiCheng; Jia, QingMing; Wang, YaMing; Peng, JinHui

    2016-01-01

    Carbon dioxide, one of the major greenhouse gases, are believed to be a major contributor to global warming. As a consequence, it is imperative for us to control and remove CO2 emissions. The CaO, a kind of effective CO2 sorbent at high temperature, has attracted increasing attention due to some potential advantages. The main drawback in practical application is the deterioration of CO2 capture capacity following multiples cycles. In the present study, novel low-cost porous CaO-based sorbents with excellent CO2 absorption-desorption performance were synthesized using bauxite tailings (BTs) and eggshells as raw materials via solid-phase method. Effect of different BTs content on CO2 absorption-desorption properties was investigated. Phase composition and morphologies were analyzed by XRD and SEM, and CO2 absorption properties were investigated by the simultaneous thermogravimetric analyzer. The as-prepared CaO-based sorbent doped with 10 wt% BTs showed superior CO2 absorption stability during multiple absorption-desorption cycles, with being >55% conversion after 40 cycles. This improved CO2 absorption performance was attributed to the particular morphologies of the CaO-based sorbents. Additionally, during absorption-desorption cycles the occurrence of Ca12Al14O33 phase is considered to be responsible for the excellent CO2 absorption performance of CaO-based sorbents. In the meanwhile, the use of solid waste eggshell and BTs not only decreases the release of solid waste, but also moderates the greenhouse effect resulted from CO2. PMID:26549755

  5. Accuracy Assessment of Geometrical Elements for Setting-Out in Horizontal Plane of Conveying Chambers at the Bauxite Mine "KOSTURI" Srebrenica

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    Milutinović, Aleksandar; Ganić, Aleksandar; Tokalić, Rade

    2014-03-01

    Setting-out of objects on the exploitation field of the mine, both in surface mining and in the underground mines, is determined by the specified setting-out accuracy of reference points, which are best to define spatial position of the object projected. For the purpose of achieving of the specified accuracy, it is necessary to perform a priori accuracy assessment of parameters, which are to be used when performing setting-out. Based on the a priori accuracy assessment, verification of the quality of geometrical setting- -out elements specified in the layout; definition of the accuracy for setting-out of geometrical elements; selection of setting-out method; selection at the type and class of instruments and tools that need to be applied in order to achieve predefined accuracy. The paper displays the accuracy assessment of geometrical elements for setting-out of the main haul gallery, haul downcast and helical conveying downcasts in shape of an inclined helix in horizontal plane, using the example of the underground bauxite mine »Kosturi«, Srebrenica. Wytyczanie obiektów na polu wydobywczym w kopalniach, zarówno podziemnych jak i odkrywkowych, zależy w dużej mierze od określonej dokładności wytyczania punktów referencyjnych, przy pomocy których określane jest następnie położenie przestrzenne pozostałych obiektów. W celu uzyskania założonej dokładności, należy przeprowadzić wstępną analizę dokładności oszacowania parametrów które następnie wykorzystane będą w procesie wytyczania. W oparciu o wyniki wstępnej analizy dokładności dokonuje się weryfikacji jakości geometrycznego wytyczenia elementów zaznaczonych na szkicu, uwzględniając te wyniki dobrać należy odpowiednią metodę wytyczania i rodzaj oraz klasę wykorzystywanych narzędzi i instrumentów, tak by osiągnąć założony poziom dokładności. W pracy przedstawiono oszacowanie dokładności wytyczania elementów geometrycznych dla głównego chodnika transportowego

  6. Determination of (226)Ra, (232)Th, (40)K, (235)U and (238)U activity concentration and public dose assessment in soil samples from bauxite core deposits in Western Cameroon.

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    Mekongtso Nguelem, Eric Jilbert; Moyo Ndontchueng, Maurice; Motapon, Ousmanou

    2016-01-01

    Determination of activity concentrations in twenty five (25) soil samples collected from various points in bauxite ore deposit in Menoua Division in Western of Cameroon was done using gamma spectrometry based Broad Energy Germanium (BEGe6530) detector. The average terrestrial radionuclides of (40)K, (226)Ra, (232)Th, (235)U and (238)U were measured as 671 ± 272, 125 ± 58, 157 ± 67, 6 ± 3 and 99 ± 69 Bq kg(-1), respectively. The observed activity concentrations of radionuclides were compared with other published values in the world. The outdoor absorbed dose rate in air varied from 96.1 to 321.2 nGy h(-1) with an average of 188.2 ± 59.4 nGy h(-1). The external annual effective dose rate and external hazard index were estimated as 0.23 ± 0.07 mSv year(-1) for outdoor, 0.92 ± 0.29 mSv year(-1) for indoor and 1.13 for the external hazard index, respectively. These radiological safe parameters were relatively higher than the recommended safe limits of UNSCEAR. Consequently, using of soil as building material might lead to an increase the external exposure to natural radioactivity and future applications research need to be conducted to have a global view of radioactivity level in the area before any undergoing bauxite ore exploitation. PMID:27536536

  7. Escrubagem da bauxita de Paragominas - PA: Parte 1: influência de variáveis operacionais na desagregação da bauxita Scrubbing process of the Miltonia 3 Bauxite - Part 1: influence of operating variables on bauxite disintegration

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    Jaime Henrique Barbosa da Costa

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse trabalho foi investigar a influência de variáveis operacionais na geração de finos (material com granulometria menor que 0,037 mm durante o processo de escrubagem, em escala de laboratório, da bauxita proveniente da jazida Miltônia 3 da Mina de Bauxita de Paragominas-PA, com vistas a fornecer subsídios para a modelagem matemática da operação. Para isso, foi realizada uma campanha de experimentos de escrubagem, em um tambor desagregador de laboratório, baseada em planejamento fatorial. Os parâmetros operacionais avaliados foram os seguintes: grau de enchimento, tempo de residência da polpa e velocidade de rotação. A variável de resposta selecionada foi a quantidade de finos (partículas menores que 0,037 mm no produto desagregado. O programa de experimentos permitiu a análise da influência de cada variável operacional selecionada na desagregação da bauxita. De acordo com os resultados obtidos, o parâmetro operacional que produziu o efeito mais significativo, na variável de resposta, foi o grau de enchimento.The aim of this study was to investigate the bauxite scrubbing process on samples from Miltonia 3, a Vale operation in the State of Pará, Brazil. The experimental program included the design of a standard laboratory test, from which parameters were derived for predicting the operation of a scrubber in steady state conditions. Three main variables were selected for the laboratory experimental program using the factorial design technique. These were load fraction, residence time and rotation speed. The amount of fines was determined through screening both the feed and the product of the scrubbing test. The former was considered to be a characteristic material, while the second was the dependent variable, i.e. the result of the scrubbing process. According to experiments, the load fraction was the most important variable for the scrubbing process.

  8. A geopolimerização como técnica para a aplicação do resíduo de bauxita Geopolymerization as a technique for bauxite residue applications

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    C. S. Bitencourt

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Encontrar aplicações sustentáveis para o resíduo de bauxita tem se mostrado um dos principais desafios da indústria do alumínio na atualidade. Com esse propósito, a geopolimerização pode se tornar uma solução interessante, uma vez que essa técnica seria capaz de tirar proveito de algumas das características mais típicas desse resíduo, como sua elevada alcalinidade e o seu significativo teor de compostos de silício e alumínio, produzindo materiais sólidos semelhantes em propriedades às cerâmicas tradicionais. Neste trabalho, o processamento, as propriedades e as possíveis aplicações dos geopolímeros compostos por resíduo de bauxita foram analisados. Além dos ensaios de porosidade aparente e resistência mecânica, as amostras preparadas também foram submetidas a um ensaio de lixiviação, de modo a já realizar uma avaliação prévia dos potenciais riscos ambientais decorrentes da utilização de um possível produto, e de quais procedimentos favoreceriam a sua passivação. Entre os principais resultados obtidos, verificou-se que a queima a 800 °C permitiu a algumas das composições desenvolvidas alcançarem valores de resistência à compressão da ordem de até 30 MPa, além de uma resistência à lixiviação muito próxima à de um tijolo de argila prensado comum, o que já permite considerar a construção civil como um dos setores mais favoráveis para a aplicação dos geopolímeros com resíduo de bauxita, principalmente pela enorme capacidade de consumo desse setor e da sua crescente demanda por produtos mais sustentáveis.Finding sustainable applications for the bauxite residue is one of the leading challenges in the aluminium industry. For this purpose, the geopolymerization could become an interesting alternative, because this technique could make use of some of the typical characteristics of the bauxite residue, such as its alkalinity and expressive silicates and aluminates contents, resulting in solid

  9. Feasibility study for on-line analysis of bauxite using a PGNAA system%利用 PGNAA 系统对铝土矿石进行在线检测的可行性研究

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    宋青锋; 龚亚林; 张伟; 赵龙; 尚庆敏; 谢福生

    2015-01-01

    利用一款基于瞬发γ中子活化原理设计的主要针对皮带散状物料元素进行在线检测的工业仪器,研究这款仪器用于测量铝土矿组成分析的可行性,实验主要进行了两组样品中 Ca、Si、Al、Fe、Ti 五种元素的测试,其中一组样品由高纯氧化物组成,一组样品由铝土矿和高纯氧化物组成,测量结果表明, CaO、SiO2、Al2 O3、Fe2 O3、TiO2的测量精度分别为±0.23%、±0.18%、±0.35%、±0.14%、±0.08%,能够满足原料自动配比及入厂原料质量控制的要求。%An industrial prompt-gamma neutron activation analysis(PGNAA)system,designed for the real-time elemental analysis of bulk materiel on a conveyor belt,has been studied to examine the feasibility of using such a system for bauxite composition analysis.Experiments were conducted to measure Ca Si Fe Al in two simple,one simple is comprised of pure oxide,and the other simple is comprised of bauxite and pure oxide.The static accuracy are ± 0.23% (CaO),± 0.18% (SiO2 ),± 0.35% (Al2 O3 ),± 0.14% (Fe2 O3 ), ±0.08%(TiO2 ).The instrument can meet the requirements of automatic mixing system of row material and quality controlling after entering factory.

  10. Towards an impact assessment of bauxite red mud waste on the knowledge of the structure and functions of bathyal ecosystems: The example of the Cassidaigne canyon (north-western Mediterranean Sea)

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    Since 1967, the alumina plants in the Marseilles area (Barasse and Gardanne) have been discharging the mineral residue (i.e., red mud) resulting from the alkaline processing of bauxite into the submarine Cassidaigne canyon (north-western Mediterranean Sea) through pipes situated at 320-330 m in depth. The Barasse pipe stopped being used in 1988. From 1987 to 1996, many decrees and regulations were promulgated by the French State to rule the conditions under which the Gardanne alumina refinery was authorized to dispose of the bauxite residue in the sea. The refinery was required: (i) to study the hydrodynamic circulation in the Cassidaigne canyon to evaluate the potential dispersion and transport of fine elements discharged into the water mass and their impact on the pelagic ecosystem; (ii) to survey the marine environment every five years to control the expansion and thickness of the red mud deposit and compare the evolution of the benthic macrofauna at representative sampling sites in the environment affected by the red mud discharge with that of reference sites outside of the red mud plume; (iii) to study the effect of the discharge on fishing activities; and (iv) to investigate the toxicity of the red mud, particularly its persistence, accumulation, interaction and effect on the marine ecosystem, paying special attention to the bio-accumulation of chromium and vanadium. A Scientific Committee was created to insure an independent evaluation of the studies promised by the manufacturer in response to the State's regulations. Since the beginning of the 1960s, data have been accumulating on the structure and long-term functioning of the Cassidaigne bathyal ecosystem. This paper presents the collaborative efforts of the State-Manufacturer-Committee triplet and summarizes the main results obtained during the last period's sea campaigns (1991-2007). This paper also illustrates how national regulations concerning manufacturers, such as Gardanne alumina refinery, have

  11. Quantificação de macronutrientes no solo e em folhas de cana-de-açúcar em função de doses de resíduo da mineração de bauxita Nutrient diagnosis of sugarcane in function of residue rates of the bauxite mining

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    Fabio O. De Nobile

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available O experimento foi realizado em ambiente protegido, com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito do resíduo da mineração de bauxita nos teores de macronutrientes, no solo e em plantas de cana-de-açúcar. Foram utilizados vasos de 10 L que receberam as seguintes doses de resíduo de bauxita: 0; 28;56; 84; 112 e 140 t ha-1, utilizando-se do clone de cana-de-açúcar SP92 4221. A incorporação do resíduo de bauxita no solo proporcionou aumento nos teores dos macronutrientes do solo, sendo que apenas para o enxofre doses acima de 83 t ha-1 proporcionaram reduções desse nutriente. Já para os teores de macronutrientes determinados na folha, doses acima de 70,5; 125; 101 e 56 t ha-1 diminuíram os teores de nitrogênio, fósforo, potássio e enxofre, respectivamente. Entretanto, para o cálcio e o magnésio, a utilização do resíduo proporcionou a diminuição dos seus teores foliares. A dose do resíduo de bauxita que teve a maior produção de massa seca foi de 64 t ha-1.The experiment was carried out in green house with the objective of evaluating the effect of the bauxite mining residue in the rates of macronutrients in sugarcane and soil. Containers of 10 L were used. They received the following rates of bauxite residue: 0; 28; 56; 84; 112 and 140 t ha-1 . The used culture was the sugarcane (SP92 4221. The incorporation of the bauxite residue in the soil provided an increase in the levels of the soil macronutrients, and only for sulphur levels above 83 t ha-1, it was possible to provide reductions of this nutrient. For rates of determined macronutrients in the leaf, levels above 70, 5; 125; 101; 56 t ha -1 diminished the rates of nitrogen, phosphorum, potassium and sulphur, respectively. However, for calcium and magnesium the use of the residue provided the reduction of leaf rates. The level of the bauxite residue which had the largest production of dry mass was 64 t ha-1.

  12. EFFECTS OF THE USE OF BAUXITE MINING RESIDUES ON MICRONUTRIENT AND SODIUM LEVELS IN SUGARCANE = EFEITO DO USO DE RESÍDUO DO PROCESSAMENTO DE BAUXITA NOS TEORES DE MICRONUTRIENTES E SÓDIO EM PLANTAS DE CANA-DE-AÇÚCAR

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    Reginaldo Itiro Muraishi

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Population growth and the consequent demand for consumer goods as well as the increase in industrial development generates great amounts of residues. The aluminum extraction industry pruduces mainly residues from the industrial processing of bauxite, in amounts correlated with the industry size and they are disposed of in large containment lakes, causing significant environmental impact. Thus, the objective of the present study was to verify, in a protected environment, the effect of the addition of bauxite residues on sugarcane plants (SP92 4221, in relation to micronutrient levels in the plant. The following levels of bauxite processing residues were added to 10 litres containers: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10% of the volume of the containers, corresponding to 0, 28, 56, 84, 112 and 140 t ha-1. Results indicate that application of bauxite mining residues increased the levels of Mn and Na in the plants and decreased Zn, Cu and Fe absorption, and that higher levels of the residue inhibited the development of the crop. = O crescimento populacional, a demanda por bens de consumo e, conseqüentemente o aumento do desenvolvimento industrial produz quantidades expressivas de resíduos. A indústria de extração de alumínio gera principalmente resíduos provenientes do processamento industrial da bauxita, em quantidades que se correlacionam diretamente com o porte industrial. Esse descarte é depositado em grandes lagos de contenção, causando forte impacto ambiental. Assim, o objetivo do presente trabalho foi verificar, em ambiente protegido, o efeito da adição do resíduo de processamento de bauxita em plantas de cana-de-açúcar (SP92 4221, em relação aos teores de micronutrientes na planta. Foram utilizados vasos de 10 litros que receberam as seguintes doses de resíduo da mineração de bauxita: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 e 10% do volume dos vasos, correspondendo respectivamente a, 0, 28, 56, 84, 112 e 140 t ha-1. Os resultados obtidos evidenciaram que a aplica

  13. Flotation of low-grade bauxite using organosilicon cationic collector and starch depressant%有机硅阳离子捕收剂和淀粉抑制剂分选铝土矿

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    余新阳; 王浩林; 王强强; 冯博; 钟宏

    2016-01-01

    The flotation of diaspore and three kinds of silicate minerals, including kaolinite, illite and pyrophyllite, using an organosilicon cationic surfactant (TAS101) as collector and starch as depressant was investigated. The results show that both diaspore and aluminosilicate minerals float readily with organosilicon cationic collector TAS101 at pH values of 4 to 10. Starch has a strong depression effect for diaspore in the alkaline pH region but has little influence on the flotation of aluminosilicate minerals. It is possible to separate diaspore from aluminosilicate minerals using the organosilicon cationic collector and starch depressant. Further studies of bauxite ore flotation were also conducted, and the reverse flotation separation process was adopted. The concentrates with the mass ratio of Al2O3 to SiO2 of 9.58 and Al2O3 recovery of 83.34% are obtained from natural bauxite ore with the mass ratio of Al2O3 to SiO2 of 6.1 at pH value of 11 using the organosilicon cationic collector and starch depressant.%以有机硅阳离子表面活性剂 TAS101为捕收剂,淀粉为抑制剂,研究一水硬铝石和3种硅酸盐矿物高岭石、叶腊石和伊利石的浮选行为。结果表明,在 pH 值范围为4−10时,TAS101对一水硬铝石和3种硅酸盐矿物均有较强的捕收能力。在碱性 pH 条件下,淀粉对一水硬铝石有较强的抑制效果但不会影响硅酸盐矿物的浮选。使用淀粉作为抑制剂,TAS101作为捕收剂能够实现一水硬铝石和3种硅酸盐脉石的浮选分离。对铝土矿浮选闭路试验进行进一步研究,采用反浮选流程,使用淀粉作为抑制剂,TAS101作为捕收剂,在 pH=11条件下进行浮选,当原矿 Al2O3与 SiO2的质量比为6.1时,可以获得 Al2O3与 SiO2的质量比为9.58,Al2O3回收率为83.34%的精矿。

  14. Determinação do ponto de carga zero da bauxita da região nordeste do Pará Determination of the zero point of charge of the northeast of Pará bauxite

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available No nordeste do Pará o transporte da polpa de bauxita é através de mineroduto, sendo a viscosidade um parâmetro de controle fundamental para o bombeamento do minério. Este estudo ilustra a influência do pH na reologia da polpa por meio da determinação do ponto de carga zero (pHpcz da bauxita. Foram efetuadas análise granulométrica, microscopia eletrônica de varredura, ensaios potenciométricos testando o cloreto de amônia como eletrólito indiferente e ensaios reológicos em diferentes valores de pH. Os resultados revelaram que o cloreto de amônia pode ser utilizado como eletrólito indiferente para esse tipo de análise e que ocorre a redução da viscosidade em valores de pH distantes do ponto de carga zero.In the northeast of Pará, Brazil, the transport of bauxite pulp is through pipeline, being the viscosity a parameter which can interfere in the pumping. This study illustrates the influence of pH on pulp rheology through of determination of the zero point of charge. Were done particle size analysis, SEM, EDS, potentiometric tests testing ammonia chloride as indifferent electrolyte and rheological tests at different pH values. The results revealed that ammonia chloride can be used as indifferent electrolyte and showed a decrease in viscosity when there is far of the zero point of charge.

  15. Research on the Performance of New Collector TR in Reverse Flotation of Bauxite%铝土矿反浮选新型捕收剂TR性能研究

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    周苏阳; 孙伟; 陈攀; 李长凯; 孟祥利

    2011-01-01

    The comparative study on flotation performance between the new collector TR and the traditional collector of 1231 for reverse flotation of bauxite was made to reveal that TR can realize the reverse flotation separation of kaolinite and diaspore in a wide range of pH value without any adjustment agent added. Moreover, TR consumption can also be lowed by about 50% than 1231. With the conventional adjustment agents, TR made the Al-Si ratio of concentrate at 10. 13 and recovery of 77.14%, which are much better than by 1231 as the collector. As well, the concentrate has less foam and is easily defoaming.%通过对铝七矿反浮选新型捕收剂TR和传统捕收剂1231重要浮选性能的对比研究,揭示了TR在不加任何其他调整剂的情况下,即能在广泛的pH范围内实现高岭石和一水硬铝石的反浮选分离,且TR的使用量比1231低约50%;TR在用常规调整剂的情况下,精矿铝硅比为10.13,回收率77.14%,明显优于使用1231作捕收剂时的指标,而且精矿泡沫量很小,消泡容易.

  16. Caracterização e determinação do comportamento de consolidação da polpa de bauxita Characterization and consolidation behavior of the bauxite slurry

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    Christine Rabello Nascimento

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A sedimentação e a consolidação do minério decorrente de uma parada no processo de bombeamento de polpas em dutos podem ocasionar dificuldades numa nova partida operacional. Nesse contexto, a coesão do material sedimentado tem relevância e está relacionada a determinados fatores, tais como a composição dos minerais na polpa, as características dos minerais e a distribuição de tamanhos das partículas. Esse trabalho tem por objetivo avaliar, mediante medidas reológicas, a variação da coesão das partículas sedimentadas de uma polpa de bauxita em função do tempo. O minério de bauxita utilizado foi devidamente caracterizado, sendo composto, predominantemente, por gibbsita, hematita e caulinita e contendo um elevado teor de finos - cerca de 45% das partículas tem tamanho inferior a 38 µm. Pelas curvas de tensão versus tempo, foi observado que antes de 4 horas, praticamente, todo material já havia se sedimentado. Após 24 horas de assentamento, ocorreu um ligeiro acréscimo da tensão na ruptura do sedimento.Ore particle settling and consolidation due a stop of slurry pumping may cause troubles in the restarting process. So, the cohesion of the sediment is an important issue, which is related to the mineral composition and the size's distribution of the particles in the slurry. The objective of this study is to evaluate by rheological measurements the changes in the cohesion of bauxite settled particles in function of time. The ore sample is comprised mainly of gibbsite, hematite and kaolinite, whose amount of fine grounded material is very high - about 45% of the particles are smaller than 38 µm. The settling practically finished before four hours and an increment of the tension in the rupture of the sediment was observed after 24 hours of rest.

  17. Characterization of the bauxite mining of the Poços de Caldas alkaline massif and its socio-environmental impacts Caracterização da mineração de bauxita no maciço alcalino de Poços de Caldas e seus impactos socioambientais

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    Dalmo Arantes de Barros

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The intensive use of mineral resources brings along significant changes to the environment. The mining sector is essential for world economics, as long as it is operated on a basis that is technically coherent, socially fair and environmentally correct. This study aimed to characterize the bauxite mining of the Poços de Caldas plateau, MG, investigating its respective socio-environmental impacts. Through the overview presented, one can conclude that in most situations, the bauxite miningat the Poços de Caldas plateau mitigates its negative social and environmental impacts in a satisfactory manner in addition to generating positive social impacts; and the restoration methods of the mining-disturbed ecosystems have been continually improved and should be replicated by small-and-medium-sized companies.O uso intensivo dos recursos minerais traz consigo alterações significativas no meio ambiente. O setor minerário é fundamental para a economia mundial, desde que operado em bases tecnicamente coerentes, socialmente justas e ambientalmente corretas. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo caracterizar a mineração de bauxita no planalto de Poços de Caldas - MG, analisando seus respectivos impactos socioambientais. Por meio do panorama apresentado, concluiu-se que a mineração de bauxita realizada no planalto de Poços de Caldas, na maioria das situações, mitiga seus respectivos impactos socioambientais negativos de forma satisfatória, além de gerar impactos sociais positivos; os métodos de restauração dos ecossistemas perturbados pela mineração vêm sendo aperfeiçoados continuamente e há necessidade que sejam reproduzidos nos empreendimentos de pequeno e médio porte.

  18. Fungos micorrízicos arbusculares em estéril revegetado com Acacia mangium, após mineração de bauxita Colonization of arbuscular mycorrhizae fungi in substrate, after bauxite mining, vegetated with Acacia mangium

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    Ana Lucy Caproni

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a composição das comunidades de FMAs em áreas revegetadas com Acacia mangium após a mineração de bauxita na região de Porto Trombetas, PA. Foram coletadas amostras de solo compostas nos períodos seco e chuvoso, em áreas revegetadas com Acacia mangium, que receberam inóculos de Glomus clarum e Gigaspora margarita, com 1 e 5 anos de idade. Os solos foram revegetados sem a reposição do horizonte superficial orgânico. Os esporos dos fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMAs foram extraídos e identificados através de suas características morfológicas. Analisou-se a densidade de esporos e de espécies em cada amostra, a densidade relativa e a freqüência de ocorrência de cada espécie por período de amostragem, além do índice de abundância e freqüência (IAF. Sob o plantio de mudas de A. mangium, a densidade de esporos de FMAs foi elevada e aumentou com a idade, enquanto o número de espécies não variou. Glomus clarum produz alta densidade de esporos na fase inicial do plantio e declina com o tempo, e Gigaspora margarita não esporula nas condições edafoclimáticas locais. A maioria das espécies de FMA não apresenta o mesmo padrão de esporulação nos períodos seco e chuvoso.The objective of this work was to monitor the establishment of Gigaspora margarita and Glomus clarum in reclaimed areas after the bauxite mining in Porto Trombetas, PA, Brazil. Soil samples were collected during the dry and rainy periods under one and five-year-old Acacia mangium trees grown from seedlings that had been inoculated with Glomus clarum and Gigaspora margarita. The exposed subsoil was managed without replacing the organic soil layer. FMA spores were extracted and identified through their morphologic characteristics. Spore density and frequency of each species were determined in each sampling The index of abundance and frequency (IAF were estimated for all samples. Under A. mangium the arbuscular

  19. Ocorrência de Fungos Micorrízicos Arbusculares em resíduo da mineração de bauxita revegetado com espécies arbóreas Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi occurrence in bauxite mining residue planted to tree species

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    Ana Lucy Caproni

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a ocorrência de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMAs em tanques contendo resíduo da mineração de bauxita cultivados com espécies arbóreas inoculadas com Glomus clarum Nicol. & Schenck e Gigaspora margarita Becker & Hall na fase de viveiro. Acacia holosericea A. Cunn. ex G. Don juntamente com Sesbania virgata (Cav. Pers. ou uma mistura de várias espécies foram transplantadas em tanques contendo resíduo de bauxita. Coletaram-se amostras de resíduos em agosto/1998 (estação seca e abril/1999 (estação chuvosa, extraíram e identificaram-se os esporos de FMAs. Determinaram-se a densidade dos esporos de FMAs, a densidade relativa, a freqüência de ocorrência de cada espécie por período de amostragem e o índice de abundância e freqüência (IAF. A densidade dos esporos e a diversidade das espécies de FMAs foram baixas sob ambas as coberturas. Um maior número de esporos de Glomus clarum, e alto IAF, foram detectados no substrato cultivado com Acacia holosericea e Sesbania virgata na época seca. Isto também ocorreu em ambas as áreas na época chuvosa. Não foram encontrados esporos de Gigaspora margarita em ambas as áreas, nas duas épocas. Independentemente da inoculação, verificaram-se esporos de Archeospora leptoticha (Schenck & Smith Morton & Redecker, Entrophospora colombiana Spain & Schenck, Acaulospora mellea Spain & Schenck e Glomus macrocarpum Tulasne & Tulasne em abundância.The establishment of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF was evaluated in two areas of bauxite mining residue planted to tree species inoculated with Glomus clarum Nicol. & Schenck and Gigaspora margarita Becker & Hall in the nursery phase. Acacia holosericea A. Cunn. ex G. Don and Sesbania virgata (Cav. Pers. and a mixture of several tree species were transplanted to deposits of containing bauxite mining residue. In August, 1998 (dry season and April, 1999 (rainy season residue samples were collected and AMF spores extracted and

  20. Aplicação da espectroscopia de reflectância difusa na quantificação dos constituintes de bauxita e de minério de ferro Application of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy in the quantification of the constituents of bauxite and iron ore

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    Full Text Available Esse trabalho teve como objetivo a aplicação da espectrofotometria de reflectância difusa no desenvolvimento de uma metodologia para a identificação e quantificação de minerais presentes na bauxita e nos minérios de ferro. Amostras selecionadas contendo uma variabilidade mineral foram coletadas na região do Quadrilátero Ferrífero e na região de Carajás e os teores dos diferentes minerais foram estimados a partir de uma combinação de métodos convencionais, tais como análise química, difração de raios X, espectroscopia Mössbauer, susceptibilidade magnética e microscopia ótica. Os dados espectrais obtidos na reflectância difusa nas regiões do visível e do infravermelho juntamente com a composição mineralógica foram analisados por algoritmos quimiométricos. A análise de correlação mineralógica apresentou resultados satisfatórios, tendo parâmetros estatísticos médios próximos de R² = 0,93, para bauxita, e de R² = 0,87, para minério de ferro. Por exemplo, para a goethita, presente no minério de ferro, o R² = 0,96; com erro-padrão médio de calibração (RMSEC = 3,6%, e, para a hematita, presente também no minério de ferro, o R² = 0,90 com o RMSEC = 7,3%. Os resultados sugerem que a espectroscopia de reflectância difusa é uma ferramenta promissora para a quantificação simultânea dos minerais presentes em bauxita e minério de ferro.This paper describes the application of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy in the development of a methodology for the identification and quantification of minerals in bauxite and iron ores. Selected samples containing a mineral variability were collected from the Iron Quadrangle (Minas Gerais mines and from the region of Carajás (Pará. The different mineral concentrations were estimated from a combination of conventional methods such as chemical analysis, Mössbauer spectroscopy, Xray diffractions, magnetic susceptibility and optical microscopy. Diffuse reflectance

  1. Influence of bauxite tailings on the structure of the benthic macroinvertebrate community in an Amazonian Lake (Lago Batata, Pará - Brazil Influência do rejeito de bauxita sobre a estrutura da comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos em um lago amazônico (Lago Batata, Pará, Brasil

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    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available This research was developed between 1993 and 1996, aiming to study the structure of the benthic macroinvertebrate community, relating it to some abiotic variables, in an amazonian lake (lago Batata, that received for ten years a great amount of bauxite tailings. The benthic macroinvertebrates were collected with a core and the abiotic variables that were measured were: dissolved oxygen, suspended material, depth, transparency (secchi disc, temperature of the water column and total nitrogen, available phosphorus and organic matter in the sediment. With the use of a Principal Components Analysis (PCA, we were able to show that the sampling sites differed regarding the abiotic variables, especially total-N, available-P and organic matter in the sediment, all of which were found in greater concentrations in the natural areas. The PCA concerning the benthic macroinvertebrate community also distinguished the natural sites from the impacted one. The impacted site was positively grouped with the Ephemeroptera (Campsurus sp. and the natural sites were grouped together with the Chironomidae, Chaoboridae, Oligochaeta and Bivalvia. The results achieved in this research made clear that the sites under influence of the bauxite tailings had alterations of their abiotic characteristics and of their benthic macroinvertebrate structure.Esta pesquisa foi desenvolvida entre 1993 e 1996 com o objetivo de estudar a estrutura da comunidade de macroinvertebrados bentônicos, relacionando-a a algumas variáveis abióticas, em um lago amazônico (lago Batata, que recebeu durante dez anos rejeito de bauxita. Os macroinvertebrados bentônicos foram coletados com um coletor tipo core e as variáveis abióticas medidas foram: oxigênio dissolvido, material em suspensão, profundidade, transparência (disco de secchi, temperatura da coluna d’água e nitrogênio total, fósforo disponível e matéria orgânica do sedimento. A partir da aplicação da Análise de Componentes

  2. Eficiência de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares isolados de solos de áreas de mineração de bauxita no crescimento inicial de espécies nativas Efficiency of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi isolated from bauxite mine spoils on seedling growth of native woody species

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    José Geraldo Donizetti Santos

    2008-02-01

    sp. não foi eficiente. Para o açoita-cavalo, os dois isolados de Glomus sp. estudados foram ineficientes. Nenhum dos FMAs isolados da área de mineração de bauxita promoveu crescimento superior ao obtido com o tratamento-referência com G. etunicatum. No entanto, os isolados do campo Gigaspora sp., Paraglomus occultum e Acaulospora spinosa foram tão eficientes quanto G. etunicatum em promover crescimento das quatro espécies vegetais. Os resultados indicam que mesmo áreas tão degradadas como aquelas submetidas à mineração de bauxita podem conter populações de FMA eficientes, que podem contribuir para reabilitação da área.Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF establishing efficient symbiosis with plants play an important role on ecosystem sustainability and can be useful for revegetation of degraded lands. Symbiotic efficiency is related to AMF genotypes and plant species, as well as to environmental conditions that may affect the expression of symbiotic relationships. Thus, the first step to an efficient AMF symbiosis management is to study fungal variability regarding the efficiency with different host species. In this study root colonization and efficiency of several AMF isolates, obtained from bauxite minespoil areas from two distinct environments ("serra" and "campo", were evaluated for seedling growth of pioneer species [aroeira (Schinus terebenthifolius and trema (Trema micrantha], and secondary species [açoita-cavalo (Luehea grandiflora and sesbânia (Sesbania virgata], in a low fertility soil. The experiment was carried out under greenhouse conditions, for 120 days. Each plant species, was treated with ten AMF inoculation types (AMF isolates or their mixtures: Acaulospora longula, Paraglomus occultum, Glomus sp., Gigaspora sp., Acaulospora spinosa, and the mixture of all "campo" species; Acaulospora scrobiculata, Paraglomus occultum, Glomus sp. and the mixture of all "serra" species. For a comparison two additional treatments were included: one

  3. Carbono orgânico, nitrogênio total, biomassa e atividade microbiana do solo em duas cronosseqüências de reabilitação após a mineração de bauxita Soil organic carbon, total nitrogen, microbial biomass and activity in two rehabilitation chronosequences after bauxite mining

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    Marco Aurélio Carbone Carneiro

    2008-04-01

    reas de referência a partir do primeiro ano, enquanto para o CO e o Nt estes só foram alcançados de modo consistente em períodos mais longos de reabilitação (18 anos. O coeficiente metabólico (qCO2 foi indicativo do estresse provocado pela mineração, mas não diferenciou os diferentes tempos de reabilitação. Os resultados deste estudo mostram que os atributos essenciais ao funcionamento adequado do solo são recuperáveis pela revegetação.Mining is a human activity with a harsh impact on ecosystems. The degradation degree depends on the intensity of soil impact, exploited soil volume and amount of mine spoil. Soil microbial activities are responsible for key functions in ecosystems and can indicate the degree of rehabilitation of mined areas. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of bauxite mining in two chronosequences with different rehabilitation strategies (revegetation on the following soil attributes: organic carbon (C org, total nitrogen (Nt, microbial biomass and respiration, and enzymatic activities. The study was developed in mining areas owned by Alcoa S/A in two different environments: (a areas originally covered by a tropical prairie vegetation called "campo", at elevations up to 1,000 masl, and (b in hilly areas, on the plateau top, including remnants of the native vegetation cover, represented by a subtropical decidous forest, at elevations about 1.600 masl, called "serra". Rehabilitation differed depending on strategies and time, varying from recent mining to 19 years of rehabilitation. Composite samples were collected in eight "campo" and nine "serra" areas, in two layers (0-10 and 10-20 cm in the winter as well as in the summer, in three replicates. Bauxite mining caused a negative impact on org C, Nt and microbial biomass (C, N and P. The values of these attributes were reduced by up to 99 % in comparison with those in reference areas (native vegetation. In both "campo" and "serra", the C org, Nt, microbial biomass and

  4. Capacidade infectiva de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares em áreas reflorestadas após mineração de bauxita no Pará Infective capacity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in reforested areas after bauxite mining in the Pará State, Brazil

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    Ana Lucy Caproni

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a capacidade infectiva das espécies de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMA e relacionála com o número mais provável (NMP de propágulos infectivos e número de esporos extraídos diretamente do campo. Amostras de solo foram coletadas em áreas degradadas pela mineração de bauxita com cobertura de 2, 6, 12 e 16 anos após revegetação e em uma área de floresta primária, em Porto Trombetas, PA. Os esporos de FMA foram extraídos e identificados taxonomicamente por suas características morfológicas. A maioria das espécies apresentou comportamento diferente nas áreas em estudo. Glomus macrocarpum foi a que apresentou infectividade mais rápida e alto potencial infectivo, nos solos das cinco áreas estudadas. Esta espécie também apresentou alto NMP de propágulos e alto número de esporos em todas as áreas estudadas. A capacidade infectiva das espécies não está relacionada com a densidade de propágulos. As espécies de FMA possuem diferentes graus de tolerância às condições de solo e se comportaram de maneira diferente de acordo com a idade da revegetação.The objective of this work was to evaluate the infective capacity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF species and relate it to the most probable number (MPN of infective propagules and number of spores extracted directly from the field. Soil samples were taken from areas degraded by bauxite mining, 2, 6, 12 and 16 years after reforestation and from an area of primary forest. The spores were extracted and morphologically identified. Most of the species had different behavior for the areas of study. Glomus macrocarpum showed fast infectivity in soils with high infective potential, independently of the soil origin. This species also showed high MPN values of infective propagules and high number of spores in all areas. The infective capacity of the species did not relate to the density of infective propagules. AMF species have different

  5. LEGAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS AND ITS INFLUENCE OVER THE COSTS OF BAUXITE MINING: THE EXAMPLE OF ALCOA, POÇOS DE CALDAS (MG, BRAZIL = ASPECTOS LEGAIS AMBIENTAIS E SUA INFLUÊNCIA NOS CUSTOS DA ATIVIDADE MINERÁRIA DE BAUXITA: O EXEMPLO DA ALCOA, POÇOS DE CALDAS (MG, BRASIL

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    Ana Carolina Santos Surgik

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The mining activity is regimented mainly in two levels. The regulatory stands are distributed in federal and provincial levels. In this case, provincial environmental law (of Minas Gerais is more restrictive, shifting mining activity costs through the statement of obligations related to environmental protection. According to the Mining Department of Companhia Geral de Minas (CGM/Alcoa Alumínio S/A, since 1979 it has been performed the rehabilitation of mined areas in Poços de Caldas. Despite this fact, CGM/Alcoa Alumínio S/A previous estimative about the budget, technical support and other material resources did not distinguish the financial needs related tothe rehabilitation of mined areas. In this context it was performed a research between 2000 and 2001, aiming to subsidize the budgetary planning on financial resources allocation to the rehabilitation of mined areas, in particular: a to describe the legal context related to the bauxite mining and; b to estimate the costs of mined areasrehabilitation. In the conclusion, it was identified that the previous costs estimative of CGM/Alcoa Alumínio S/A is under the real level. Possibly, it occurred due to the lack of environmental activities accounting documentation. = A atividade de mineração é regulamentada em níveis. Além dos dispositivos legais em nível federal, a legislação ambiental estadual de Minas Gerais é maisrestritiva e exigente, onerando a atividade através do estabelecimento de obrigações que visam à proteção ambiental. De acordo com o Departamento de Mineração da Companhia Geral de Minas (CGM/Alcoa Alumínio S.A., desde 1979 tem sido realizada reabilitação de áreas mineradas em Poços de Caldas. No entanto, estimativas anteriores da empresa sobre recursos financeiros, humanos e demais tipos de insumos não distinguiam os gastos com a reabilitação de áreas degradadas. Por isso, foi realizada uma pesquisa entre 2000 e 2001, com o objetivo de auxiliar o

  6. BEHAVIOR OF BRACATINGA (Mimosa scabrella AND SESBANIA (Sesbania sesban IN DEGRADED AREAS BY DISPOSAL RESIDUE FROM BAUXITE PROCESSING = COMPORTAMENTO DE BRACATINGA (Mimosa scabrella E SESBÂNIA (Sesbania sesban EM ÁREAS DEGRADADAS PELA DISPOSIÇÃO DE RESÍDUOS PROVENIENTES DO PROCESSAMENTO DA BAUXITA

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    Maria Madalena Ferreira Chaves

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Topsoil return in mining activities is a common and extensively usedprocedure. But, for some companies this operation may represent around 70-80% of all costs to reclaim degraded areas. This study evaluated the contribution of two leguminous species to improve the initial colonization of a damaged land by bauxite residue disposalafter processing in Poços de Caldas-MG. Plants of Mimosa scabrella ("bracatinga" e Sesbania sesban ("sesban" were planted in January of 1999. Plants were spaced in 2 x 1,5 m and each plot received 25 plants. The statistical alignment was of randomized blocks in the factorial proportion (3 x 4 x 2, with three of the gypsum dosage, four for the thickness layer of superficial soil laid over the residue and two species. Four repetitions were done, with five plants each. Measurements of total height were made and mortality rates were calculated. The results showed that the residue presented similarproperties to a sodium-salt soil, with high pH value and electric conductivity. It was also observed that the gypsum doses, the layer thickness, and the species has significant influences in the average values registered for the variables studied. An inversely proportional relation was observed between the mortality rate and the variable gypsum dosage and layer thickness of the utilized soil, in which the increase of gypsum dosage and layer width corresponded to decreased mortality rate for the species. For all the variables studied, "sesban" showed better performance than "bracatinga". = O retorno de horizontes superficiais do solo para áreas degradadas poratividade de disposição de resíduos tem sido prática rotineira e largamente utilizada. Para algumas empresas, no entanto, essa operação tem representado cerca de 70 a 80% dos custos finais de recuperação de áreas mineradas. O presente trabalho teve como objetivoavaliar a contribuição de duas espécies leguminosas na colonização inicial de um solo degradado pela

  7. Respostas de Acacia mangium Willd e Sclerolobium paniculatum Vogel a fungos micorrízicos arbusculares nativos provenientes de áreas degradadas pela mineração de bauxita na Amazônia Responses of Acacia mangium Willd and Sclerolobium paniculatum Vogel to native arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from remaining areas of bauxite mining in Amazon

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    Ney Freitas Marinho

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available A resposta de Acacia mangium Willd (mangium e Sclerolobium paniculatum Vogel (tachi à inoculação de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMA, oriundos de áreas em recuperação após a extração de bauxita, foi avaliada em experimento com delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com 14 tratamentos (duas espécies leguminosas e sete tipos de solo e três repetições. Avaliou-se o número de esporos no solo, a colonização micorrízica, a matéria seca total, o P acumulado, a dependência micorrízica das mudas, e a abundância e a freqüência de espécies. O número de propágulos infectivos (NPI foi estudado em delineamento em blocos casualizados, com oito diluições de solo inóculo, cinco repetições e uma planta isca (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. Utilizou-se substrato da mistura de um Planossolo mais areia lavada e fosfato de rocha araxá (0,60 g/kg. O número de esporos aumentou em função do tempo de cobertura das leguminosas. A colonização micorrízica foi mais intensa no tachi. Os valores de matéria seca dessa espécie foram inferiores aos de mangium, que por sua vez extraiu em torno de seis vezes mais P do substrato. Em geral, mangium, ao contrário do tachi, foi facultativa à presença dos FMA, sugerindo sua utilização na recuperação de áreas degradadas sem inoculação prévia. Dentre as 39 espécies de FMA identificadas, Glomus macrocarpum Tul. & Tul. apresentou maior índice de abundância e freqüência (IAF e maior NPI, destacando-se entre as espécies pioneiras, ao passo que outras apareceram apenas em estádios sucessionais mais avançados das áreas em recuperação.The responses of Acacia mangium Willd (mangium and Sclerolobium paniculatum Vogel (tachi to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF inoculation collected from areas under reclamation after bauxite mining, was evaluated in an completely randomized design distributed in 14 treatments (two legume, species and seven soil types, with three replicates. Evaluated

  8. China Bauxite Reserves Lasting for Less Than 10 Years

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    2007-01-01

    <正>On the Forum of Sustainable Development of Aluminum Industry 2007 Bose,which was held in Bose,Guangxi at the beginning of Novem- ber,experts pointed out that with the invest- ment increasing in the aluminum industry and the expansion of scale in aluminum mine ex-

  9. Understanding and mitigating heat exchanger fouling in bauxite refineries

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    Müller-Steinhagen, H.; Jamialahmadi, M.; Robson, B.

    1994-11-01

    Laboratory and plant measurements have been performed to evaluate possibilities of reducing the formation of desilication product (DSP) scale in the heat exchangers of the low-temperature Bayer process. It was found that the rate of scale formation is independent of the flow velocity, proportional to the square of the silica super saturation, and it increases exponentially with heat-transfer surface temperature. Because of the restricted operation conditions, variation of operating conditions may not reduce DSP formation sufficiently. Installation of turbulence promoters in the heat exchanger pipes had no beneficial aspects. Laboratory and plant measurements with a fluidized bed test heater indicated a strong potential of this technology to increase the operation times between chemical washes. Deposition of DSP could almost be eliminated if the process was modified such that developed subcooled boiling occurred at the heat-transfer surface.

  10. Eficiência e diversidade fenotípica de bactérias diazotróficas que nodulam caupi [Vigna unguiculata (L. Walp] e feijoeiro (Phaseolus vulgaris L. em solos de mineração de bauxita em reabilitação Efficiency and phenotypic diversity among nitrogen-fixing bacteria that nodulate cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L. Walp] and common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L. in bauxite-mined soils under rehabilitation

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    Rogério Melloni

    2006-04-01

    as leguminosae-nodulating, nitrogen fixing bacteria (LNNFB are essential because they are involved in nutrient cycling processes and, therefore, to the sustainability of these areas. Aiming to evaluate the efficiency and phenotypic diversity of LNNFB, soil samples were collected from different bauxite mining areas with distinct rehabilitation strategies and chronosequences in the summer of 1999. With these materials we installed experiments using bean and cowpea as trap species under greenhouse conditions. At flowering, the plants were harvested and the shoot dry weight, nodule number, nodule weight, nitrogenase activity, and phenotypic diversity of LNNFB isolates evaluated by culture characterization on 79 medium. There was no influence of the different rehabilitation strategies on the efficiency of LNNFB populations in promoting bean growth. After phenotypic characterization of 328 bean and 420 cowpea LNNFB isolates, it was found that the latter is better suited than bean for studies evaluating LNNFB nodulation, efficiency and diversity in these areas. Mining strongly decreases the LNNFB diversity, while there is little effect on nodulation of trap plants. Rehabilitation strategies contribute to increase LNNFB diversity in bauxite mined soils, mainly when legume species were introduced.

  11. Densidade e diversidade fenotípica de bactérias diazotróficas endofíticas em solos de mineração de bauxita, em reabilitação Density and phenotypic diversity of endophytic nitrogen fixing bacteria in soils under rehabilitation after bauxite mining

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    R. Melloni

    2004-02-01

    diversidade fenotípica no ambiente estudado.Diazotrophic endophytic bacteria enhance plant growth through biological nitrogen fixation and production and release of plant growth regulating substances, which facilitate the revegetation of areas degraded by human activities. However, little is known about populations of such bacteria in soils or plants of mining areas. Aiming to study the effects of different vegetation types and rehabilitation periods on some endophytic diazotrophic bacteria species, soil samples were collected under two environmental conditions ("Campo" and "Serra" in bauxite mined areas undergoing different rehabilitation processes. Population densities were evaluated by the most probable number method in media (NFb, JNFb, and Fam for Azospirillum brasilense and A. lipoferum, Herbaspirillum spp. and A. amazonense, respectively and ranged from 0 to 2.0 x 10(4 bacteria g-1 soil. The vegetation types affected the diazotrophic populations. Highest densities were found in mined soils revegetated with the grass species brachiaria (Brachiaria decumbens, rye grass (Lolium multiflorum and capim-gordura (Melinis minutiflora. However, these densities are considered low compared to those found in agricultural soils. No relationship was found between the rehabilitation time and population density. Thirty-six cultural phenotypes were found on potato medium among 72 isolates out of all three culture media. At a similarity of at least 63 %, these isolates formed seven great groups, five of which (comprising 62.5 % of the total isolates contained the type strains of Burkholderia brasilensis, Herbaspirillum seropedicae, and Azospirillum spp. (A. brasilense, A. amazonense, A. lipoferum, A. irakense. In spite of its low density, this group of bacteria presented a high phenotypic diversity in the studied environment.

  12. Caracterização fenotípica e diversidade de bactérias diazotróficas associativas isoladas de solos em reabilitação após a mineração de bauxita Phenotypic characterization and diversity of diazotrophic associative bacteria isolated from soils rehabilitated after bauxite mining

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    R. S. A. Nóbrega

    2004-04-01

    eles.Grass species, which are frequently used for rehabilitation of degraded areas, can establish root associations with nitrogen fixing bacteria thus contributing to the ecosystem's sustainability. On the other hand, microbial diversity plays an important role in the resilience of biological processes, including N2 fixation. This study aimed at the phenotypic characterization of 72 diazotrophic Gram-negative bacteria. Samples were isolated from areas under different rehabilitation strategies after bauxite mining in Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and inoculated in NFb, Fam, and JNFb media. Type and reference strains of Herbaspirillum, Azospirillum and Burkholderia species were used for comparison as they are able to grow in such media. The similarity dendrogram based on seven cultural characteristics of the isolates in GNA medium presented a great diversity, as 50 groups were formed with 81 % similarity. NaCl tolerance in the potato/sucrose/acid malic medium varied from 0 to 50 g L-1 and allowed a separation of isolates and type strains into five groups. Cell diameters varied from 0.61 to 1.21 µm, and 13 isolates were not similar to the type strains. Fifteen groups with 75 % similarity were formed based on total proteins patterns obtained by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE. Neither was there any relationship among groups based on the different characteristics, nor between these and the areas of bacteria isolation. Fam and JNFb media detected the target species as well as other unidentified ones. The high phenotypic dissimilarity among isolates and type strains, mainly regarding total protein eletrophoresis profiles suggests that new species could be present within these populations.

  13. Effect of Water Addition on Rheological Behaviour of Bauxite Based Low-cement Castables

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    ZHOU Xianxin; Michel RIGANU; ZHOU Ningsheng

    2004-01-01

    Water addition has direct impact on castables and needs to be under control placement and properties, In this work, two rheological properties, flow resistance and torque viscosity, have been measured against time, with different water addition in the same bauxile-based LC Castable mix. The flow resistance indicates the mobility,whereas the torque viscosity dictates the stability of a castable during installation. It has been observed that with 6.0 wt % water addition, such a mix possesses good vibration castable characteristics; with 6.5 wt% , it shows good self-flow castable characteristics; and with 7. 0wt %, it can be a good pumpable castable, in every case with comparable mechanical properties. While with 7.5wt % water addition, the properties of such castable aredefinitively impaired.

  14. CPI Seeking to Break International Monopoly over Bauxite Mine Resources through an Overseas Arrangement

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    2013-01-01

    <正>China Power Investment Group(CPI),one of the five power generation groups in China signed an Aluminum Development Project Concession Agreement with the government of Guinea on Sep.6,symbolizing a substantial step in developing its Guinean aluminum base with

  15. Henan Cancelled Regional Restriction on Bauxite Resources Allocation for Aluminum Oxide Enterprises

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    2015-01-01

    Henan Province People’s Government recently printed and issued notice to announce the decision to adjust Henan’s key mineral resources allocation policy.Why should the mineral resources allocation policy need adjustment,what’s new about the new policy?

  16. AROEIRA (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) SEEDLING PRODUCTION FOR RECUPERATING BAUXITE MINED AREAS

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    Anderson Cleiton José; Antônio Cláudio Davide; Sandro Longuinho de Oliveira

    2005-01-01

    This work evaluated aroeira (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) seedling quality (diameter, height, dry weight and rootgrowth potential), cultivated in different plastic tube sizes and evaluated the seedling post-planting performance in the field cultivatedin plastic tubes and in plastic bags. It was found that plastic tube size and seedling densities, significantly, influenced the seedling quality(diameter, height, dry weight and root growth potential). The seedling post-planting performance di...

  17. The rehabilitation strategy of karst environment around bauxite deposits of the Kruja zone (Albania)

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    Peza, Luftulla Hasan; Novák, Jiří Karel; Minařík, Luděk; Burian, Miloš; Melka, Karel

    Tirana: Universita Degli studi di Bari, 1999 - (Baldassarre, G.; Shkupi, D.; Aliaj, S.; Muco, B.; Cumani, M.), s. 173-184 [Geohazards and the Environment. Tirana (AL), 17.11.1997-18.11.1997] Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy

  18. The rehabilitation strategy of the environment around bauxite deposits in Kruja Zone (Albania)

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    Peza, Luftulla Hasan; Novák, Jiří Karel; Minařík, Luděk; Burian, Miloš; Melka, Karel

    Tirana: Albanian Association of Engeneering Geology and Geoenvironment, 1997, s. -. [National Conference: Geohazards and Geoenvironment /2./. Tirana (AL), 17.11.1997-18.11.1997] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KSK1042603

  19. 40 CFR 421.11 - Specialized definitions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... STANDARDS NONFERROUS METALS MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Bauxite Refining Subcategory § 421.11... subpart. (b) The term bauxite shall mean ore containing alumina monohydrate or alumina trihydrate...

  20. Gamma and X-ray shielding compositions utilizing bauxite - Red Mud regional research laboratory (CSIR), Bhopal, India

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    Available in abstract form only. Full text of publication follows: The application spectrum of X-ray and Gamma radiation is increasing exponentially in the area of diagnostic, nuclear medicine, food preservation, nuclear power plants and strategic utilities. To prevent the harmful effects of these radiations, shielding materials based on lead metal and its compounds are being used historically, which are toxic in nature. To protect environment it has become necessary to develop non-toxic lead free shielding materials. The use of titanium metal and its compounds as synthetic rock i.e. SYNROC are reported to be very effective non-toxic shielding materials for various applications. Red mud waste generated in aluminum producing industries possesses a unique mineralogical compositions containing fairly high quantity of titanium oxide and iron oxide useful for making non toxic shielding compositions and therefore red mud has been utilized for the first time in the world for making radiation shielding materials. The red mud based compositions developed have been characterized for their various physico-mechanical properties namely compressive strength, impact strength, density and X-ray and gamma radiation shielding capacity in terms of shielding thickness i.e. HVT. Based on the characterization results it is found that the red mud based materials can be used for the construction of X-ray diagnostic and CT-Scanner room and as a substitute shielding material for concrete in the nuclear reactors and other radiation based applications. Studies on the identification of shielding phases and their morphology present, in the red mud based shielding compositions has been carried out using X-ray diffraction and SEM technique. The results of these studies are presented in this paper. (authors)

  1. Fluorimetric analysis of gallium in bauxite, by-products, products from gallium processing and its control solutions

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    The gallium processing since raw material analysis until end-products analysis is studied. Gallium presence in by-products and products, as well as the fluorimetric method is analyzed. Equipments and materials used in laboratory, reagents and chemical solutions are described. (M.J.C.)

  2. Effect of bauxite mineralized soil on residual metal levels in some post harvest food crops in Jamaica.

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    Wright, Vincent; Jones, Stephen; Omoruyi, Felix O

    2012-10-01

    The concentrations of nine residual metals in some Jamaican foods were determined using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry technique. Cadmium concentration was highest in yellow yam (0.21 mg/kg). Sweet potato had the highest concentrations of lead (0.31 mg/kg), arsenic (0.70 mg/kg) and mercury (0.35 mg/kg). Samples from Grove Place exceeded the regulatory limits of 0.1 mg/kg for cadmium, lead and arsenic and 0.05 mg/kg for mercury. Significant correlations were found between soil and agricultural produce concentrations for cadmium and lead (r(2) ≥ 0.5). These results suggest that the elements were available in soluble forms in the soil for absorption by food crops. PMID:22864633

  3. Studying the Effect of Adding Doekhla kaolin Clay andAlumina to Iraqi Bauxite on Some Physical and Mechanical and Thermal Properties

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    Alaa A. Abdul-Hamead

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available ???? ????? ??? ????? ????? ????????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ??? ??????? ????????? ( ??? ?????? ? ????? ????? ??? ???????? ??? ????? ??????? ?????? ???????? ??????? ???? ? ?? ??????? ?????? ???????? ????? ?????. ?? ????? ??? ?????? ???? ????????? ????? ???????? ?????? ????????? ?? ????? (40 ?? ?? ?????? ????????, ??????? ????????? ????? (2.5,5,7.5,10 % ???? ????? ?????.?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ???????.???? ????? ???? ??????? ?????? ????? ??? ????? ???? ??? ????? ??????? (10 Ton ?????? ????? ?? (5-10% ?? ??? ??????.???? ???? ??????? ????? ?????? ????? (1200 °? ??? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ???? ??????? (5 °? ??? ????? ?? ???? ??????? ?????? ??? ??? ???????? ???? ?????????? ???????????? ?????????.????? ????? ???????? ??????? ?? ??? ?? ??????? ??????? ?????? ??????? ?? ???? ??????? ??????? ???? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ???? ?? ???????? ?????? ?? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?????? ???????? ???? ??? ???????? ???????? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??????? ???????.??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ????????? ?? ????????? ????? ??? ???? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ??? ????? ???? ????????? ??????? ????? ?????? ??????? ???????.??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ?????? ???????? ???????????? ???? ????? ??????? ???? ???? ???? ?????? ????????? ???? ????? (10

  4. Driving forces for metamorphic vein filling during bauxite dehydration: insights from Li and Al transfer illustrated by LIBS compositional profiles (Western Alps)

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    Verlaguet, Anne; Brunet, Fabrice; Goffé, Bruno; Menut, Denis; Findling, Nathaniel; Poinssot, Christophe

    2015-04-01

    In subduction zones, the significant amounts of aqueous fluid released in the course of the successive dehydration reactions occurring during prograde metamorphism are expected to strongly influence the rock rheology, as well as kinetics of metamorphic reactions and mass transfer efficiency. Mineralized veins, ubiquitous in metamorphic rocks, can be seen as preserved witnesses of fluid and mass redistribution that partly accommodate the rock deformation (lateral segregation). However, the driving forces and mechanisms of mass transfer towards fluid-filled open spaces remain somewhat unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate the vein-forming processes and the modalities of mass transfer during local fluid-rock interactions, and their links with fluid production and rock deformation, with new insights from Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) profiles. This study focuses on karstic pockets (metre scale) of Triassic metabauxites embedded in thick carbonate units, that have been isolated from large-scale fluid flow during HP-LT Alpine metamorphism (W. Vanoise, French Alps). These rocks display several generations of metamorphic veins containing various Al-bearing minerals, which give particular insights into mass transfer processes. It is proposed that the internally-derived fluid (~13 vol% produced by successive dehydration reactions) has promoted the opening of fluid-filled open spaces (euhedral habits of vein minerals) and served as medium for diffusive mass transfer from rock to vein. Based on mineralogical and textural features, two vein types can be distinguished: (1) some veins are filled with newly formed products of either prograde (chloritoid) or retrograde (chlorite) metamorphic reactions; in this case, fluid-filled open spaces seem to offer energetically favourable nucleation/growth sites; (2) the second vein type is filled with cookeite (Li-Al-rich chlorite) or pyrophyllite, which were present in the host-rock prior to the vein formation. In this closed chemical system, mass transfer from rock to vein was achieved through the fluid, in a dissolution-transport-precipitation process. To investigate the modalities of mass transfer towards this second vein type, LIBS profiles were performed in the host-rock, taking Li concentration as a proxy for cookeite distribution. Cookeite is highly concentrated (45-65 vol%) in regularly spaced veins, and the LIBS profiles show that cookeite is evenly distributed in the host-rock comprised between two veins. The absence of diffusion profiles suggests that the characteristic diffusion distance for Li, Al and Si is greater than or equal to the distance separating two cookeite veins (2-4 cm). This is in agreement with characteristic diffusion lengths calculated from both grain boundary and pore fluid diffusion coefficients, for the estimated duration of the peak of metamorphism. Which driving forces are responsible for cookeite selective transfer towards veins? Chemical potential gradients between host-rock pores and veins may have developed in response to either (1) a stress difference: thermochemical calculations show that pressure-solution processes may affect preferentially cookeite and pyrophyllite; (2) a difference in interfacial energy, phyllosilicates showing very different morphologies in host-rocks (fibers) compared to veins (euhedral crystals); fluid-mineral interfacial energy may be maximal in the small host-rock pores, which can maintain higher cookeite solubility than large fluid-filled open spaces (i.e., veins).

  5. 铝土矿浮选三相泡沫稳定性研究%Study on stability three-phase foam of bauxite flotation

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    穆枭; 冯其明; 陈建华; 张国范

    2008-01-01

    针对铝土矿浮选精矿三相泡沫体系,研究了表面疏水的一水硬铝石对铝土矿三相泡沫稳定性的影响规律.研究表明,影响三相泡沫稳定性的因素主要有颗粒大小、固体浓度和颗粒的疏水性.

  6. Alumina Producers in Shandong Province Allied to Win Negotiation

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    2008-01-01

    <正>Faced with the soaring bauxite price,five alu- mina producers in Shandong Province jointly established Shangdong Bauxite Import Compa- nies Club to gain a better position in price ne- gotiation with foreign counterparts by getting

  7. Bossay to Invest $1 Billion to Build a Alumina Plant in Indonesia

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    2012-01-01

    <正>Bossay Group will become the sole private en-terprise owning three overseas bauxite mines under Alumnum Corporation of China. On Sep-tember 15, after acquiring a bauxite mine in Guyana and a bauxite mine in Ghana,the group

  8. 40 CFR 421.16 - Pretreatment standards for new sources.

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    2010-07-01

    ... introduces pollutants into a publicly owned treatment works must comply with 40 CFR part 403. ... GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS NONFERROUS METALS MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Bauxite Refining...

  9. STUDY ON REDUCTION OF TOE ROCKS AND BOULDERS IN BENCH BLASTING IN THE KARST FORMATION BAUXITE%减少喀斯特岩层铝土矿台阶爆破根底和大块的研究

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    陈寿如; 毛晖; 张劲松; 赵坤

    2003-01-01

    喀斯特岩层铝土矿的主要特点是岩溶洞、岩溶水多,裂隙发育,岩层和泥层相夹等,这些特点使露天台阶爆破中出现较多的根底和大块.试验中通过采取一系列技术措施,如空气间隔装药、合适的孔网参数、孔底起爆、增加炸药密度及改进药包包装等,取得了良好的爆破效果.文中介绍了试验方法及试验结果的分析.

  10. Technological Study of Producing Low Temperature Ceramic and Foam Material with Tailing of Flotation Bauxite%铝土矿选尾矿制备低温陶瓷泡沫材料工艺研究

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    陆占清; 夏举佩; 张召述; 刘帆

    2010-01-01

    本文研究出了用铝土矿选尾矿制备低温陶瓷泡沫材料工艺条件.探讨了尾矿活化条件、矿物组成、激发剂用量、水胶比、胶骨比的影响机理.分析了材料的矿物组成和微观结构.制备出了以尾矿为胶凝材料主原料、煤渣为骨料、铝粉为发泡剂的新型高强轻质泡沫复合材料.其抗压强度10.78 MPa、密度0.94 g/cm3、平均孔径2~5 mm.

  11. 河南省沁阳常平铝土矿地质特征及成因%Geological Characteristics and Genetic Types of bauxite in ChangPing,Qinyang City

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    韩桥波

    2014-01-01

    Bauxite ore is an important mineral resources in Henan province, based on the analysis of the geological characteristics, ore body characteristics,ore characteristics in ChangPing area, the area with lower iron content, higher Al2O3 content and A/S ratio. It is considered that bauxite deposits in Changping was formed by the gradual accumulation of the erogenous matter brought in by marine transgression in the sea and lake basin after forming weathering crust rich in abundant aluminum and iron matter by the strong chemical weathering and erosion of carbonate rock.%通过对沁阳常平矿区铝土矿地质特征、矿体特征、矿石特征等分析研究,认为该铝土矿具有低铁、高铝、低铝硅比特点。常平铝土矿成因是在碳酸盐岩遭受长期强烈化学风化剥蚀而形成大量富铝、铁物质古风化壳的基础上,由于海侵作用,并接受陆源物质的汇入,而在海湖盆地中逐渐沉积形成的。

  12. Geochemistry of the supergene alteration of the alkaline rocks of Lages

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    In the lateritic alteration (bauxites) of phonolites in Lages, S.C., shows, in general, the leaching of major and minor elements, including REE's, with exception of the Al, Fe, Ti, Ga, Nb, Th, Zr and V. Fluor is relatively enriched in bauxite, and zirconium presents a restricted mobility. REE are mostly leached except cerium which is retained in manganese and iron minerals. (author)

  13. Foreign Dependence of Aluminum Resources has Difficulty to be Reduced Significantly

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    2013-01-01

    <正>Insufficient resource guarantee ability has long been a bottleneck restricting the development of nonferrous metal industry, and aluminum is no exception. According to data from the China Nonferrous Metal Industry Association, during the "Eleventh Five Year" period China’s bauxite import volume presented a spiral upward trend. In 2010 China’s bauxite import volume

  14. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY (2)NONMETALS DEPOSITS

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    2008-01-01

    <正>20082329 Chen Wang(China University of Geosciences,Beijing 100083,China) Control Factors on Distribution of Carboniferous Bauxite Deposits in Western Henan Province (Geotectonica et Metallogenia,ISSN1001—1552,CN44—1595/P,31(4),2007,p.452—456,1 illus.,10 refs.) Key words:bauxite,mineralization con- trols,Henan Province

  15. Baise City of Guangxi Province Plans to Build a Key Asian Aluminium Production Base

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    2008-01-01

    <正>Baise City of Guangxi Province is launching a project to build the aluminium industry into a pillar industry worth 100 billion yuan,and make Baise a key aluminium production base in China and Asia at large,said Ma Biao, Chairman of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in a conference that concludes the per- formance of the government in the first half of the year.Guangxi,abundant in bauxite,is one of the four bauxite bases in China.Its potential reserve of bauxite tops 1 billion tons,mainly in

  16. PROSPECTING EXPLORATION

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    20152148 Chen Qiang(No.106 Geological Party,Guizhou Bureau of Geology and Mineral Exploration and Development,Zunyi563009,China);Ye Deshu Discussion of Reasonable Exploratory Grid of Sedimentary Bauxite Deposit in Wuzhengdao Area of Guizhou

  17. GEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION

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    2010-01-01

    <正>20101939 Bi Bingkun (No.1 Geological Surveying Party,Henan Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Exploration and Development,Luoyang 471023,China) Application of the Electric Method to Bauxite Exploration,Henan Province

  18. 40 CFR 421.12 - Effluent limitations guidelines representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the...

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    2010-07-01

    ... available. Except as provided in 40 CFR 125.30 through 125.32, any existing point source subject to this... CATEGORY Bauxite Refining Subcategory § 421.12 Effluent limitations guidelines representing the degree...

  19. Regional Applied Research Effort Project (RARE) with Region 8 - Beneficial Use of Red and Brown Mud and Phosphogypsum as Alternative Construction Materials

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    Red and brown muds are the secondary materials generated from the extraction of alumina from bauxite, an aluminum-containing sedimentary rock (Ref. 2). Phosphogypsum is the secondary material generated by the phosphorous fertilizer industry from phosphate-containing sedimentary ...

  20. [Study on the Influence of Mineralizer on the Preparation of Calcium Aluminates Based on Infrared Spectroscopy].

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    Fan, Wei; Wang, Liang; Zheng, Huai-li; Chen, Wei; Tang, Xiao-min; Shang, Juan-fang; Qian, Li

    2015-05-01

    In this study, effect of mineralizer on the structure and spectraproperties of calcium aluminates formation was extensively studied. Medium or low-grade bauxite and calcium carbonate were used as raw material and mineralizer CaF2 as additive. Calcium aluminates can be obtained after mixing fully, calcination and grinding. The prepared calcium aluminates can be directly used for the production of polyaluminiumchloride (PAC), polymeric aluminum sulfate, sodium aluminate and some other water treatment agents. The calcium aluminates preparation technology was optimized by investigating the mass ratio of raw materials (bauxiteand calcium carbonate) and mineralizer CaF2 dosage. The structure and spectra properties of bauxite and calcium aluminates were characterized by Fourier transform infrared(FTIR) spectroscopy analysis and the mineralization mechanism of the mineralizer was studied. FTIR spectra indicated that the addition of mineralizer promoted the decomposition and transformation of the diaspore, gibbsite and kaolinite, the decomposition of calcium carbonate, and more adequately reaction between bauxite and calcium carbonate. In addition, not only Ca in calcium carbonate and Si in bauxite were more readily reacted, but also Si-O, Si-O-Al and Al-Si bonds in the bauxite were more fractured which contributed to the release of Al in bauxite, and therefore, the dissolution rate of Al2O3 could be improved. The dissolution rate of Al2O3 can be promoted effectively when the mineralizer CaF2 was added in a mass ratio amount of 3%. And the mineralizer CaF2 cannot be fully functioned, when its dosage was in a mass percent of 1. 5%. Low-grade bauxite was easier to sinter for the preparation of calcium aluminates comparing with the highgrade one. The optimum material ratio for the preparation of calcium aluminates calcium at 1 250 °C was the mass ratio between bauxite and calcium carbonate of 1 : 0. 6 and mineralizer CaF2 mass ratio percent of 3%. PMID:26415430

  1. Cementitious artificial aggregate particles for high-skid resistance pavements

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    De Larrard, François; MARTINEZ CASTILLO, Rafael; Sedran, Thierry; HAUZA, Philippe; Poirier, Jean Eric

    2012-01-01

    For some critical road sections, a high skid resistance of wearing course is required to minimise the risk of traffic accidents. Nowadays this skid resistance is mainly brought by the use of special aggregates as calcined bauxite, a scarce and expensive material. The paper presents a patented technology, where a special high-performance mortar is produced and crushed at early age. These cementitious artificial aggregates (CAA) can display aggregate properties close to those of calcined bauxit...

  2. Research and Development of Bauxite—based Refractories

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    ZHONGXiang-chong

    1996-01-01

    The research work on the microstructure and high temperature mehanical properties of sintered Chinses bauxite(DK type) and the ef-fects of foreign oxide additions (K2O,CaO,TiO,Fe2O3,MgO,ZrO2·SiO2) carried out at our laboratories have been reviewed.Based on these basic research results,bauxite-based high performance refractories have been develped for high temperature applications with success-ful achievements.

  3. Physics and chemistry of minerals under laser processing

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    Kotova, O.; Leonenko, N.

    2016-04-01

    New experimental data of the influence of laser irradiation on the phase composition minerals of bauxite and red mud and their technological features have been represented. The mechanisms of formation of micro- and nanophases on mineral surfaces under the influence of laser irradiation were shown. It is underlined that changes of condition of surface atoms, concentration of metals, agglomeration of titanium minerals and new phase formation occurred under laser irradiation on bauxites and red mud.

  4. Resource-efficient and economically viable pyrometallurgical processing of industrial ferrous by-products

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    Balomenos, Efthymios; Giannopoulou, Ioanna; Gerogiorgis, Dimitrios; Panias, Dimitrios; Paspaliaris, Ioannis

    2014-01-01

    This work outlines an integrated methodology for converting metallurgical by-products into high added value products, through an essentially zero-waste process. Thermodynamic modelling and conceptual design for processing bauxite residues (red mud) from the primary aluminium industry and ferro-nickel production slags are presented as examples. Furthermore, results of semiindustrial scale experiments for processing bauxite residues are illustrated, along with a preliminary financial analysis a...

  5. DISCUSSION ON ORIGIN CENTRALIZE REGULARITY AND INDUSTRY VALUE OF THE AlO(OH)3 ORE IN PINGGUO%试论平果三水铝石成因、富集规律及工业价值

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    卢文华; 韦永坚; 黎乾汉; 廖思福

    2001-01-01

    平果岩溶堆积型铝土矿系一水硬铝石铝土矿床,原矿中含有大量的准胶结物——红土。研究资料证实,红土中的三水铝石含量甚高,不少地段已达到工业利用的要求。其他矿物质来源于原生沉积铝土矿床,并与堆积矿同产于一个层位。%The karst accumulative bauxite in Pingguo is bauxite deposit of AlO(OH)3, The primary accumulative bauxite include many agglutinate--ruddle. Investigative datum confirm, the content of AlO(OH)3 bauxite in ruddle is very high many ruddle have attained industry require. The metallogenic matter are derived from the primary sedimentary bauxite, and granted accumulative bauxite located in the same position.

  6. Respostas de Acacia mangium Willd e Sclerolobium paniculatum Vogel a fungos micorrízicos arbusculares nativos provenientes de áreas degradadas pela mineração de bauxita na Amazônia Responses of Acacia mangium Willd and Sclerolobium paniculatum Vogel to native arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from remaining areas of bauxite mining in Amazon

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    Ney Freitas Marinho; Ana Lucy Caproni; Avílio Antônio Franco; Ricardo Luís Louro Berbara

    2004-01-01

    A resposta de Acacia mangium Willd (mangium) e Sclerolobium paniculatum Vogel (tachi) à inoculação de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMA), oriundos de áreas em recuperação após a extração de bauxita, foi avaliada em experimento com delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com 14 tratamentos (duas espécies leguminosas e sete tipos de solo) e três repetições. Avaliou-se o número de esporos no solo, a colonização micorrízica, a matéria seca total, o P acumulado, a dependência micorrízica das mu...

  7. Semi-Industry Experiments on the Foam Layer Thickness in the Separation of Low-grade Bauxite with Flotation Column%泡沫层厚度对低品位铝土矿柱式分选影响的半工业试验研究

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    周游; 周长春; 张宁宁; 刘小凯; 王松涛

    2015-01-01

    针对影响低品位铝土矿柱式分选的重要因素—泡沫层厚度,利用旋流—静态微泡浮选柱开展了半工业试验研究,探究了在“快速浮选—一次粗选—一次精选”工艺下粗选浮选柱和精选浮选柱中泡沫层厚度对浮选效果的影响.研究发现,泡沫层厚度对精选段的影响明显高于对粗选段的影响;粗选最佳泡沫层厚度为45 cm,精选最佳泡沫层厚度为50 cm,且在该泡沫层厚度下获得了A/S为6.36、回收率为77.95%的合格精矿.

  8. Utilization of multiple waste streams for acid gas sequestration and multi-pollutant control

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    Soong, Y.; Dilmore, R.M.; Hedges, S.W.; Howard, B.H.; Romanov, V. [U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    2012-03-15

    A novel CO{sub 2} sequestration concept is reported that combines SO{sub 2} removal and CO{sub 2} capture and sequestration, using a bauxite-processing residue which is a waste product and with waste brine water from oil/gas production. The bauxite residue/brine mixture of 46/54 v/v exhibited a CO{sub 2} sequestration capacity of > 0.078 mol L{sup -1} when exposed to pure CO{sub 2} at 20 C and 2.73 MPa. At a higher temperature of 140 C, a bauxite residue/brine mixture of 80/20 v/v indicated a CO{sub 2} sequestration capacity of > 0.094 mol L{sup -1} when exposed to pure CO{sub 2} at 3.85 MPa. Under the same reaction conditions, an identical ratio of reaction mixture exposed to simulated flue gas at a similar initial pressure was capable of sequestering 0.16 mol of CO{sub 2} and > 99.9 % of the applied SO{sub 2}. Calcite formation was verified as a product of bauxite/brine mixture carbonation. The caustic bauxite residues (pH 12.5-13.5) and acidic wastewater brine (pH 3-5) are also effectively neutralized after participating as reactive reagents in the conceptual process. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  9. Developing alternative resources of rare earth elements in Europe - EURARE and the red mud challenge

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    Deady, Eimear; Mouchos, Evangelos; Goodenough, Kathryn; Wall, Frances; Williamson, Ben

    2015-04-01

    Rare earth elements (REE) are considered to be highly "critical" by the European Commission [1], owing to the concentration of global supply [2] and their use in a wide range of emerging technologies (e.g. smart phones, electric cars and wind turbines). The main source of REE is the mineral bastnäsite, which is primarily extracted from carbonatites. Alternative resources of REE have been identified in a variety of other environments such as alluvial placers, bauxites and ore tailings. The EURARE project (www.eurare.eu), funded by the European Commission, aims to improve understanding of potential REE resources in Europe with the overall objective of establishing the basis for a European REE industry. As a part of this project, alternative sources of rare earth elements in Europe are being considered. REE have been identified as being particularly enriched in karst-bauxites and hence in the red muds generated as a waste product from the processing of these bauxites to alumina through the Bayer process [3]. Karst-bauxites are widely distributed with deposits known across the Mediterranean and with intermittent exploitation occurring over many decades. REE become concentrated in the bauxite deposits by the bauxitisation process and are retained due to the geochemical barrier created by the limestone bedrock below. This can result in several processes, including the crystallisation of authigenic REE-bearing minerals, the accumulation of residual phases and the adsorption of ions onto clays and other mineral surfaces [4]. Red muds produced from alumina processing represent a potentially important concentration of REE as it has been demonstrated that the REE pass through the alumina extraction process into the waste, and the total REE concentrations are typically enriched by a factor of two compared with the original bauxite ore [5]. Bauxites and red muds from the Parnassus Ghiona region of Greece [6] and the Seydişehir-Akseki region of Turkey have been assessed as

  10. NONMETALS DEPOSITS

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    2011-01-01

    <正>20111761 Chen Hua(115 Geological Party,Guizhou Bureau of Geology and Mineral Exploration & Development,Guiyang 551400,China);Deng Chao Analysis on the Metallogenic Environment of Maochang Bauxite in Guizhou Province(Guizhou Geology,ISSN1000-5943,CN52-1059/P,27(3),2010,p.198-201,2 illus.,1 table,8 refs.)Key words:bauxite deposit,Guizhou Province By long time physical and chemical process,the carbonate rock after Central Guizhou uplidft,becomes red clay,after further weathering,the red clay decomposed into the oxide,hydroxide of Al and Fe,in the dissolution hole and depression,it concentrates primary fragmentary tight and earthy karst bauxite ore.Because the variation of landform,it decomposes and cracks again,affords the material source

  11. Use of clays for purification of biodiesel; Utilizacao de argilas para purificacao de biodiesel

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    Paula, Andreia Juliana Almeida de; Kruegel, Marlus; Miranda, Joao Paulo; Rossi, Luciano Fernando dos Santos; Costa Neto, Pedro Ramos da, E-mail: pedroneto@utfpr.edu.b [Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana (UTFPR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Depts. de Quimica, Biologia e Mecanica

    2011-07-01

    This work describes the results of the purification of methyl biodiesel, obtained by oxidized soybean oil, using different methods. After the ester separation from the glycerin by decanting, the ester was purified each time with distillation, washing with water and adsorption with bauxite, bentonite and attapulgite. The removal of total contamination, unsaponifiable material, concentrations of free glycerin and soap were analyzed in the purified ester phase. The best result of purification was observed with the use of bentonite and bauxite, in the removal of soap and free glycerin respectively. (author)

  12. Pasta aluminosa para o fabrico de isoladores cerâmicos

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    Marques, Tiago Filipe Ramires

    2013-01-01

    Este relatório espelha o trabalho desenvolvido ao longo de um estágio na empresa Cerisol que produz isoladores em porcelana para alta tensão. A intenção principal do estágio era desenvolver uma pasta cerâmica aluminosa para o fabrico de isoladores, do tipo C130, designação dada segundo a norma ICE 60672-3 a porcelanas com elevado conteúdo em alumina. Preparou-se uma pasta usando bauxite calcinada como fonte de coríndon. Esta pasta, denominada de PB1 (pasta de bauxite 1), apresentou uma bai...

  13. Treatment of Red Mud From Alumina Production by High–Intensity Magnetic Separation

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    Fofana, Mohamad; Kmet, Stanislav; Jakabský, Štefan; Hredzák, Slavomír; Kunhalmi, Gabriel

    1995-01-01

    The paper gives attention to the possibilities of magnetic separation of red mud. The red mud can be characterised as an insoluble residue originated during the bayer method application in bauxite processing. Sample of red mud was obtained by leaching of bauxite from the Fria deposit (Guinea). The wet method of high–intensity magnetic separation was applied to the treatment. The magnetic product with the Fe content of 47% and recovery of 85% was obtained under magnetic field induction of 0.06...

  14. Utilização de argilas para purificação de biodiesel

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    Andréia Juliana Almeida de Paula

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This work describes the results of the purification of methyl biodiesel, obtained by oxidized soybean oil, using different methods. After the ester separation from the glycerin by decanting, the ester was purified each time with distillation, washing with water and adsorption with bauxite, bentonite and attapulgite. The removal of total contamination, unsaponifiable material, concentrations of free glycerin and soap were analyzed in the purified ester phase. The best result of purification was observed with the use of bentonite and bauxite, in the removal of soap and free glycerin respectively.

  15. Progress in flotation de-silica

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    胡岳华

    2003-01-01

    Flotation de-silica from the diasporic-bauxite is one of the key basic research projects. It aimed to reveal the scientific mechanism between the crystal structure and surface properties, structure-properties of effective flotation reagent as well as the solution chemistry of flotation and interfacial interactions in the flotation system of diaspore and aluminosilicate minerals. It will underlay the new technology of reverse-flotation de-silica. The technology is important to enhance the mass ratio of Al2O3 to SiO2, decreasing the silica content and energy consumption in producing aluminum oxide and economically utilizing the diasporic-bauxite in China.

  16. Development and Application of Spinel and High—alumina/Spinel Castables

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    YANGDean; CHENGGuoxiang; 等

    1998-01-01

    The development and application of domestic spinel and high-alumian/spinel(including corun-dum/spinel and calcined-bauxite/spinel) castables were disucssed in this paper,It expounded the tech-nical characters and virtues of high grade and medi-um grade spinel and the importance of the develop-met and successful application of calcined-bauxite/spinel castalbes.Because of the technical and eco-nomical feasibility,the developement and application of spinel and high-alumina/spinel castables,in which domestic refractory workers play an important role ,have been flurishing.

  17. Some Aspects in the Development of High Performance Refractories for Iron and Steel Making in China

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    ZHONG Xiangchong; YE Fangbao

    2005-01-01

    In the past 25 years in China, to meet with the rapid increase in steel production accompanied by adoption of advanced metallurgical technologies, there has been fast development of China's refractories industry in production capacity, in quality improvement and in development of new products. Sophisticated high performance refractory materials mainly based on our rich reserves of magnesite, bauxite and flake graphite have been developed, such as carbon-bonded products, high purity oxide products, bauxite-based low creep and high strength high alumina bricks and LC, ULC and ZC castables. They have been used in blast furnaces, BOFs, EAFs, secondary refining and continuous casting with considerable improvement in service performance.

  18. An ideal cascade for uranium 235 enrichment by centrifuge jet nozzle process

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    The design of an ideal cascade for the process of isotope separation by centrifugation for the U235 enrichment, is presented. A selection of building materials used in fabrication of isotope separation plants, showing the importance of aluminium, due the bauxite mines in Northern Brazil, is done. (M.C.K.)

  19. China Cancelled Export Tariff for Nine Kinds of Raw Materials

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    2013-01-01

    <正>In the recently promulgated "Tariff Execution Plan for 2013", among new tariffs implemented since January 1, 2013, tariffs of nine kinds of raw material products including bauxite, coke,yellow phosphorus, fluorite, magnesium, manganese, silicon metal, silicon carbide and zinc exported by China will be lifted.

  20. A rapid colorimetric method for determination of vanadium in ores, minerals and beneficiated products

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    A colorimetric method using N-benzyol-N-phenyl-hydroxylamine as reagent for direct determination of vanadium in vanadiferrous and titaniferrous iron ores and bauxite has been developed. The method gives results comparable with those of the colorimetric method using hydrogen peroxide and volumetric method using ferrous sulphate permanganate. (M.G.B.)

  1. 78 FR 15624 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing the Yellow-Billed Parrot With Special Rule...

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    2013-03-12

    ... International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendix II, which includes species.... Where mining has occurred, it has resulted in severe impacts to the environment. For example, mining... enforced (BLI 2006, unpaginated). Bauxite mining has been shown to significantly impact native species...

  2. Refractory Minerals in Henan Province

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    JIN Qinguo; LI Jing; LIU Jiehua; LIU Yanjun

    2004-01-01

    Henan province is very rich in refractory minerals of many varieties including silica, dolomite, graphite,pearlite, sepiolite, olivine, and sillimanite group minerals, besides the abundant reserves of fireclay and bauxite,which lay a good foundation for the development of the refractories industry of the province. The paper introduces the reserves, distribution and character of the refractory minerals in Henan province.

  3. Guangdong Aluminum to Raise RMB 3 billion for New Production Base in Guizhou

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    2010-01-01

    <正>On July 7, a loan signing ceremony was held between the Guangdong Aluminum Group, China Construction Bank, Hua Xia Bank and Guangzhou Bank Consortium. It is reported that these banks will provide Guangdong Aluminum Group with RMB 30 billion for an alu-minum oxide and supporting bauxite mining project in Guizhou.

  4. Procesos antropo-edáficos frecuentes en la reserva de la biosfera Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo (Rep. Dominicana)

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    Hernández, A. J.; Vizcayno, Carmen; Alexis, Stervin; Pastor Piñeiro, Jesús

    2006-01-01

    The relationships between the fertility (N, P, K) and the different types of forest and use forms in the superficial layer of 40 samples have been studied. Also, Al and heavy metals contamination in relation with the lithology have been investigated. Cutting down and burning forest for agricultural uses, and industrial exploitation of bauxite and limestone produced alterations in the soil processes.

  5. Soil Microbial Community Successional Patterns during Forest Ecosystem Restoration ▿†

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    Banning, Natasha C.; Gleeson, Deirdre B.; Grigg, Andrew H.; Grant, Carl D.; Andersen, Gary L.; Brodie, Eoin L.; Murphy, D. V.

    2011-01-01

    Soil microbial community characterization is increasingly being used to determine the responses of soils to stress and disturbances and to assess ecosystem sustainability. However, there is little experimental evidence to indicate that predictable patterns in microbial community structure or composition occur during secondary succession or ecosystem restoration. This study utilized a chronosequence of developing jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest ecosystems, rehabilitated after bauxite mini...

  6. The Current Situation of the Aluminum Industry in Henan

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    2008-01-01

    <正>The aluminum industry in Henan has taken an important position in Chinese aluminum indus- try and even in the whole world. From the aspect of the reserve of bauxite,He- nan has significant share of the reserve.By the end of 2005,Henan has a total prospected

  7. Refractories Development for Iron and Steel Making in China

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    ZHONGXiang-chong

    1996-01-01

    The developments of high performance refractories for the fast developing iron and stel industry in China in recent years have been briefly reviewed.Most of the sophisticated new produts developed are based on the country's natural raw materials,mainly bauxite,magne-site and graphite which occur in abundance.

  8. Effect of different sources of alumina on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the triaxial porcelain

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    G. Gralik

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Porcelains composed of kaolin-quartz-feldspar are called triaxial porcelains. The use of alumina as a substitute for quartz in porcelains has been developed for some time. The results show a significant improvement in their mechanical properties, but alumina has a high cost. The possibility of using alternative materials as a source of alumina with lower cost was investigated. In this work, alternative raw materials were used as a source of alumina: refractory bauxite, primary aluminum hydroxide, reprecipitated aluminum hydroxide. Compositions with commercial alumina and quartz were also formulated to better understand the effects of adding these alternative materials. The raw materials were milled, dried, and characterized by analysis of the particle size distribution, X-ray diffraction, and X-ray fluorescence. The compositions were formulated by replacing the different sources of alumina in the formulation of porcelain. The compositions studied were shaped by pressing and sintered at different temperatures (1150-1400 ºC. The results showed that the use of bauxite and aluminum hydroxide as an alternative source of Al2O3 is viable. The impurities contained in refractory bauxite contributed to the lower values of flexural strength found in compositions having refractory bauxite as a source of alumina. The compositions with reprecipitated aluminum hydroxide showed a high mechanical resistance at low sintering temperatures, while compositions with aluminum hydroxide obtained by the Bayer process achieved good results of mechanical strength in a wide temperature range.

  9. China’s Growing Dependence on Foreign Supplies Makes it Urgently Necessary to Develop the Secondary Metal Industry

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    2012-01-01

    <正>Recently, copper has been successfully produced under the secondary copper smelting project with an annual capacity of 300,000 tons launched by Guangxi Nonferrous Metals Group in Wuzhou Recycling Resources Processing Park. As China’s increasing dependence on foreign supplies for copper, bauxite and lead-zinc

  10. A palynological study on the Tertiary and Upper Cretaceous of British Guiana

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    Hammen, van der T.; Wymstra, T.A.

    1964-01-01

    The pollen content of bore-hole samples and mine sections from the coast and from the bauxite belt of British Guiana has been studied. The pollen zonation is shown in fig. 6 and diagram IV. The description of the Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary pollen species is partly given in this article and partly

  11. 40 CFR 421.14 - [Reserved

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 28 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true 421.14 Section 421.14 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS NONFERROUS METALS MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Bauxite Refining Subcategory § 421.14...

  12. China‘s Refractories Heading for the New Century

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    1997-01-01

    The progress made by China's refractories industry in the past 15 years (1980-1995) has been briefly reviewed.The trends of development for the next 15 years (1996-2010) have been discussed with emphasis on the development of bauxite-based high performance products and oxide and non-oxide composites.

  13. Lignite and conditioned ash handling systems

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    Bibolini, P.; Di Giacomo, L.; Ruga, A.M. [Techint (Italy)

    2001-10-01

    This article discusses Techint's latest contract for the engineering and supply of a lignite and conditioned ash handling system. Techint Italimpianti, the materials handling unit of Techint Technologies has served the market for over 40 years as a leading supplier of a range of systems for the handling of iron ore, pellets, coal, cement, bauxite, and aluminium. 6 figs.

  14. Experimental study on flue gas purifying of MSW incineration using in-pipe jet adsorption techniques.

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    Zhong, Zhaoping; Jin, Baosheng; Huang, Yaji; Zhou, Hongcang; Zhang, Mingyao

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents the experimental research process and results about flue gas purifying of municipal solid wastes (MSW) incineration using in-pipe jet adsorption techniques. MSW incineration was carried out in a fluidized bed test rig, and the flue gas purifying was carried out in an in-pipe jet adsorption test rig. The experimental results are as follows: when the feedstock of activated carbon is 1.6g/Nm(3), the desulfurization efficiency is 83%, the denitrification efficiency is 41%, and the dechlorination efficiency is 27%. The order of purifying effect of the three kinds of adsorbents on acidic gases from MSW incineration is activated carbon>activated bauxite>kaolin. Comparison of adsorption capabilities of the three kinds of adsorbents to heavy metals shows that activated carbon is the best additive to remove Cd, Pb and Cu, kaolin is inferior, and activated bauxite is the worst one. However, activated bauxite is the best additive to remove Hg, and it can remove Cd effectively. PAHs in fly ash are dominated by three-, four-, and five-ringed PAHs, and PAHs in the flue gas mainly include three- and four-ringed PAHs. When the injected quantity of additive is constant, the order of cleaning effect on PAHs is kaolin>activated carbon>activated bauxite. These three kinds of adsorbents have different purifying effects on acidic gases, heavy metals and PAHs in the flue gas from MSW incineration. In general, activated carbon has a better adsorption capability. PMID:18061433

  15. Spectrophotometric determination of titanium with ascorbic acid in aluminium alloys and other materials. Determinacion espectrofotometrica de titanio con acido ascorbico en aleaciones de base aluminio y otros materiales

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    Bosch Serrat, F. (Departamento de Quimica Analitica. Facultad de Qauimica. Valencia (Spain))

    1994-01-01

    A spectrophotometric determination of titanium with ascorbic acid in aluminium alloys and bauxite is described. The proposed procedures permit to determine levels of titanium down to 5.10 ''3% with a good accuracy and precision. (Author) 13 refs.

  16. High-Performance Grouting Mortar Based on Mineral Admixtures

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A study on high-performance grouting mortar is reported. The common mortar was modified by mineral admixtures such as gypsum, bauxite, and alunite. The effects of mineral admixtures on the fluidity, setting time, expansion, strength, and other properties of mortar were evaluated experimentally. The microstructure of the modified mortar was characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and mercury intrusion porosimetry. Moreover, the expansive performance and strength of the grouting mortar were verified by anchor pullout test. The results show that the best conditions for gypsum-bauxite grouting mortar are as follows: a water-to-binder ratio of 0.3, a mineral admixture content of ~15%, and a molar ratio K of 2. The ultimate bearing capacity of the gypsum-bauxite grouting mortar anchor increased by 39.6% compared to the common mortar anchor. The gypsum-bauxite grouting mortar has good fluidity, quick-setting, microexpansion, early strength, and high strength performances.

  17. Assessment of pollutants sequestration in flowing waters using Red Mud

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    Red Mud, a waste product of bauxite refinement, has already been reported as a non-conventional adsorbent of heavy metals and some other important nutrients, such as phosphorus. Its use has been explored since it is a low cost solid adsorbent with a strong binding capacity. Although there were equil...

  18. Naturally occurring radioactive material from the aluminium industry-a case study: the Egyptian Aluminium Company, Nag Hammady, Egypt

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    The activity concentrations and the gamma-absorbed dose rates of the terrestrial naturally occurring radionuclides 226Ra and 232Th were determined in samples of bauxite, alumina and aluminium dross tailings industrial waste (used to produce two types of alums) using high purity germanium (HPGe) gamma ray spectrometry. The bauxite and alumina are imported by Egyptalum (The Egyptian Aluminium Company, Nag Hammady, Egypt) from Guinea and India. The activity concentrations in the bauxite range from 29 ± 1 to 112 ± 6 Bq kg-1 for 226Ra, and 151 ± 8 to 525 ± 12 Bq kg-1 for 232Th, with mean values of 62 ± 8 and 378 ± 50 Bq kg-1, respectively. With respect to alumina and tail, the mean values are 5.7 ± 1.1 and 8.4 ± 0.8 Bq kg-1 for 226Ra and 7.2 ± 1.6 and 10.7 ± 1.2 Bq kg-1 for 232Th. Potassium-40 was not detected in any of the studied samples. The measured activity concentrations of 226Ra and 232Th in bauxite are higher than the world average while in alumina and tail they are lower. As a measure of radiation hazard to the occupational workers and members of the public, the Ra equivalent activities and external gamma dose rates due to natural radionuclides at 1 m above the ground surface were calculated. The external γ-radiation doses received by the Egyptalum workers are 97, 409, 8.5 and 12.7 μSv y-1 for the Guinean and Indian bauxite, the alumina and tail, respectively, which is well below the recommended allowed dose of 1 mSv y-1 for non-exposed workers

  19. Naturally occurring radioactive material from the aluminium industry-a case study: the Egyptian Aluminium Company, Nag Hammady, Egypt

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    Abbady, Adel G E; El-Arabi, A M [Physics Department, South Valley University, Faculty of Science, Qena (Egypt)

    2006-12-15

    The activity concentrations and the gamma-absorbed dose rates of the terrestrial naturally occurring radionuclides {sup 226}Ra and {sup 232}Th were determined in samples of bauxite, alumina and aluminium dross tailings industrial waste (used to produce two types of alums) using high purity germanium (HPGe) gamma ray spectrometry. The bauxite and alumina are imported by Egyptalum (The Egyptian Aluminium Company, Nag Hammady, Egypt) from Guinea and India. The activity concentrations in the bauxite range from 29 {+-} 1 to 112 {+-} 6 Bq kg{sup -1} for {sup 226}Ra, and 151 {+-} 8 to 525 {+-} 12 Bq kg{sup -1} for {sup 232}Th, with mean values of 62 {+-} 8 and 378 {+-} 50 Bq kg{sup -1}, respectively. With respect to alumina and tail, the mean values are 5.7 {+-} 1.1 and 8.4 {+-} 0.8 Bq kg{sup -1} for {sup 226}Ra and 7.2 {+-} 1.6 and 10.7 {+-} 1.2 Bq kg{sup -1} for {sup 232}Th. Potassium-40 was not detected in any of the studied samples. The measured activity concentrations of {sup 226}Ra and {sup 232}Th in bauxite are higher than the world average while in alumina and tail they are lower. As a measure of radiation hazard to the occupational workers and members of the public, the Ra equivalent activities and external gamma dose rates due to natural radionuclides at 1 m above the ground surface were calculated. The external {gamma}-radiation doses received by the Egyptalum workers are 97, 409, 8.5 and 12.7 {mu}Sv y{sup -1} for the Guinean and Indian bauxite, the alumina and tail, respectively, which is well below the recommended allowed dose of 1 mSv y{sup -1} for non-exposed workers.

  20. Large scale environmental applications of high power ultrasound.

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    Collings, A F; Gwan, P B; Sosa-Pintos, A P

    2010-08-01

    In the present work, the use of high power ultrasound as a process tool for the removal of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) from soil and the treatment of bauxite red mud waste from the Bayer process is discussed. Laboratory scale experiments have confirmed that the application of high power ultrasound to slurries of contaminated soil and of bauxite ore can treat two major environmental problems cost-effectively. Destruction rates of POPs in soil of 90% and higher have been achieved whereas 85% iron oxide has been extracted from red mud waste leaving a low-iron fraction of approximately 50% by weight which is more environmentally friendly. A 4x4 kW pilot plant capable of treating 2.5 tonnes of slurry per day has been commissioned to provide more accurate estimates of power and energy requirements to allow scale-up to industrial use. PMID:20153236

  1. Bulk analysis using nuclear techniques

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    Bulk analysis techniques developed for the mining industry are reviewed. Using penetrating neutron and #betta#-radiations, measurements are obtained directly from a large volume of sample (3-30 kg) #betta#-techniques were used to determine the grade of iron ore and to detect shale on conveyor belts. Thermal neutron irradiation was developed for the simultaneous determination of iron and aluminium in iron ore on a conveyor belt. Thermal-neutron activation analysis includes the determination of alumina in bauxite, and manganese and alumina in manganese ore. Fast neutron activation analysis is used to determine silicon in iron ores, and alumina and silica in bauxite. Fast and thermal neutron activation has been used to determine the soil in shredded sugar cane. (U.K.)

  2. Comparison of Low Concentration and High Concentration Arsenic Removal Techniques and Evaluation of Concentration of Arsenic in Ground Water: A Case Study of Lahore, Pakistan

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    Yasar, Abdullah; Tabinda, Amtul Bari; Shahzadi, Uzma; Saleem, Pakeeza [GC University, Lahore (Pakistan)

    2014-10-15

    The main focus of this study was the evaluation of arsenic concentration in the ground water of Lahore at different depth and application of different mitigation techniques for arsenic removal. Twenty four hours of solar oxidation gives 90% of arsenic removal as compared to 8 hr. or 16 hr. Among oxides, calcium oxide gives 96% of As removal as compared to 93% by lanthanum oxide. Arsenic removal efficiency was up to 97% by ferric chloride, whereas 95% by alum. Activated alumina showed 99% removal as compared to 97% and 95% removal with bauxite and charcoal, respectively. Elemental analysis of adsorbents showed that the presence of phosphate and silica can cause a reduction of arsenic removal efficiency by activated alumina, bauxite and charcoal. This study has laid a foundation for further research on arsenic in the city of Lahore and has also provided suitable techniques for arsenic removal.

  3. Effect of spinel content on the properties of phosphoric acid bonded high alumina castables

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    Zichun Yang; Hongwei Duan; Lin Li; Shuqin Li; Wen Ni

    2003-01-01

    In order to study the effect of fused spinel on the properties of phosphoric acid bonded high alumina castables, samples with different contents of fused spinel were prepared. The results show that when the contents of the fused spinel are between 8% and 16% (mass fraction), the castables have good properties. The castables overcome the shortages of the phosphoric acid bonded high alumina castables with bauxite cement as a hardening promoter. The experiments demonstrate that most of the service properties of the castables with fused spinel are better than those of the normal phosphoric acid bonded castables which use bauxite cement as a hardening promoter. The examination of the materials indicates that free MgO inclusions in the spinel powder can promote the hardening of the castables.

  4. Contaminated Sites by Residues from Romanian Industry

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    Full text: In Romania, the mining industries of ferrous ore, non-ferrous ore, bauxite, coal, chemical fertilisers, the extraction of natural gas and oil, etc. have a considerable weight in economy. The study lets us know that in these industries, in different by-products and waste from the process, some radionuclides come out. The preliminary data, which are determined in these industries, are compared with those data, which are published by the countries from EU. There were determined uranium, radium and thorium from ore and sterile (ferrous, non-ferrous, bauxite, talc, clay, asbestos, barytine, salt, coal and bituminous schist). Also, there have been determined the radium and the uranium content of waters from non-uraniferous mining sites. The level of radioactive noxa has been informative determined in each mine. The level of the concentrations requires a systematic research and an assessment of the risk and the impact against the environment, the workers, and the public. (author)

  5. Removal of arsenic from potable water by adsorptive media treatment techniques

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    Summary: This study was conducted to investigate the arsenic removal efficiency of different adsorptive media from water. Different naturally occurring materials such as bauxite, plastic clay, plaster of Paris, lime, alum, and alumina etc. were used for the development of media to remove arsenic As/sup +5/ present in the artificially contaminated water. Different ratios of the selected materials were combined and ignited at 9000 C to enhance its arsenic removing efficiency. It was found that the media bauxite, plastic clay, lime (1:1:1) has a maximum removal (99%) of As +5 species from aqueous media and can be used on- site to reduce the arsenic contamination of potable water. Furthermore, the materials used in this experiment were cheaply and abundantly available within the country. The method is very simple and economically viable, for removal of arsenic from potable water. (author)

  6. Applications of sealed sources in chemical engineering. VI

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    Sealed source gamma beam radiometry was used in measuring concentration profiles in suspension mixing. The effects were assessed of speed and of the stirrer size on mixing uniformity. Local suspension concentrations were measured for a ballotini-water mixture and for a bauxite suspension. The radiometric method results agree well with pycnometric determinations of the density of samples taken from the side of the vessel. (M.D.)

  7. Estudio comparativo del comportamiento electroquímico del hierro en medio alcalino en presencia de lodos rojos y lodos grises. Efecto del Al3+

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    Abreu, C. M.; Freire, L.; Nóvoa, X. R.; Pena, G.; Pérez, M. C.

    2009-01-01

    Red mud (RM) is the main by-product of the Bayer process for alumina extraction from bauxite, and grey slurries (GS) are generated during the granite rocks transformation processes. The huge volume of those wastes generated every year suppose a serious environmental problem. Recent works by our group demonstrate the efficiency of both types of muds as corrosion inhibitors for iron and steel in alkaline media containing chlorides. The elemental analysis of these slurries shows that Al

  8. Utilização de argilas para purificação de biodiesel

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    Andréia Juliana Almeida de Paula; Marlus Krügel; João Paulo Miranda; Luciano Fernando dos Santos Rossi; Pedro Ramos da Costa Neto

    2011-01-01

    This work describes the results of the purification of methyl biodiesel, obtained by oxidized soybean oil, using different methods. After the ester separation from the glycerin by decanting, the ester was purified each time with distillation, washing with water and adsorption with bauxite, bentonite and attapulgite. The removal of total contamination, unsaponifiable material, concentrations of free glycerin and soap were analyzed in the purified ester phase. The best result of purification wa...

  9. Networking Alone? Digital Communications and Collective Action in Vietnam

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    Sandra Kurfürst; Global South Studies Center, University of Cologne

    2015-01-01

    This article explores the potential for the formation of collective action in Vietnam. Referring to land and labour protests, bauxite mining, anti-China demonstrations, as well as the revision of the 1992 Constitution, the article examines the social movement repertoires diverse groups have adopted to reach their objectives. Drawing on social movement theory and communication power, this contribution shows that apart from access to the technology, citizens' opportunities to participate in dig...

  10. Immobilization of 60Co and 90Sr ions using red mud from aluminum industry

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    Milenković Aleksandra S.; Smičiklas Ivana D.; Marković Jelena P.; Vukelić Nikola S.

    2014-01-01

    The removal of 60Co and 90Sr from the aqueous phase was tested using red mud - the fine grained residue from bauxite ore processing. This industrial waste represents a mixture of numerous minerals, mainly oxides and hydroxides of Fe, Al, Si, and Ti. Experiments were conducted as a function of contact time, pH, and pollutant concentrations. Kinetic data were well fitted with a pseudo-second order equation. The calculated rate constants and initial sorption r...

  11. Working Paper 124 - Post-Crisis Prospects for China-Africa Relations

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    Jing Gu; Richard Schiere

    2011-01-01

    China’s rapid growth has transformed its relationship with Africa. Industrialization has boosted China’s import demand for oil and minerals (e.g. iron ore, bauxite, nickel, copper), which Africa can satisfy. China is now Africa’s third largest trading partner and the Chinese governments going global strategy encouraged Chinese companies to become multinationals. The China-Africa relationship could be described as “commodities-for-infrastructure”, although a shift to broader cooperation on dev...

  12. Adubação da batatinha experiências com alguns fosfatos Fertilizer experiments with potatoes comparison of some phosphorus sources

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    O. J. Boock

    1960-01-01

    Full Text Available De 1948 a 1950 foram conduzidas, em duas localidades do Estado de São Paulo, quatro experiências comparando o efeito, na batatinha (Solarium tuberosum L., de adubações com NPK em que o fósforo figurou nas formas de bauxita fosforosa (da llha Trauíra, Estado do Maranhão, farinha de ossos degelatinados ou superfosfato. A dose de fósforo, 120 kg/ha de P2O5, foi empregada exclusivamente nas formas mencionadas ou na de misturas contendo metade do nutriente como superfosfato e metade como farinha de ossos ou bauxita. Quando usados como fonte exclusiva de fósforo, em regra os dois últimos fósforos se mostraram muito inferiores ao superfosfato; por outro lado, os resultados obtidos indicam que, na cultura da batatinha, o emprêgo dos misturas estudadas não oferece vantagem econômica.This paper reports the results obtained in four experiments with potatoes, which were conducted from 1948 to 1950 in two locotities of the State of São Paulo and designed to compare superphosphate with bane meal and bauxite (a phosphorous bauxite from the State of Maranhão, Brazil in the presence of nitrogen and potassium. A dose of 120 kilograms of P2O5 to the hectare was opplied either exclusively as the mentioned types of phosphates or as mixtures containing half the amount of phosphorus in the form of superphosphate and half in that of bone meal or bauxite. When used as the only source of phosphorus, bone meal and bauxite were as a rule much inferior to superphosphate; on the other hand, the results obtained indicate thate there is no economical advantage in using the studied mixtures of phosphates instead of superphosphate.

  13. New technology of extracting the amount of rare earth metals from the red mud

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    Martoyan, G. A.; Karamyan, G. G.; Vardan, G. A.

    2016-01-01

    The paper outlined the environmental and economic problems associated with red mud - the waste generated in processing of bauxite ore for aluminum production. The chemical analysis of red mud has identified a number of useful elements including rare earth metals. The electromembrane technology of red mud processing with extraction of valuable elements is described. A possible scheme of separation of these metals through electrolysis is also given.

  14. O uso de microondas para determinação de umidade de bauxita

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    Rodrigo Silva Magalhães

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Nesse trabalho, é apresentado um estudo de secagem de bauxitas por microondas, visando a determinar a influência da umidade inicial das amostras, a massa a ser secada e a granulometria das mesmas no processo de secagem. Para a determinação da influência da umidade inicial, foram utilizadas amostras com teor de umidade igual a 12,2 e 6,9%. A influência da massa e a granulometria foram determinadas com uma amostra, cujo teor inicial de umidade era igual a 13%. Através desses estudos, observou-se que os tempos ótimos de secagem por microondas das amostras de bauxita estudadas têm uma relação direta com a umidade inicial das mesmas. Observou-se que as variáveis, massa da amostra a ser secada e o tempo de secagem, são diretamente proporcionais, apresentando elevada correlação. Dessa forma, pode-se obter os tempos de secagem para cada amostra a ser secada, de acordo com a sua massa. Não foi observada relação entre o tempo de secagem e a granulometria da amostra.This work shows the results of a bauxite drying process using microwave oven. In this research the influence of initial humidity, mass and granulometric distribution of bauxite samples were studied. To determine the humidity influence two bauxite samples having 6,9% and 12,2% of humidity were utilized and for the mass and granulometric distribution the sample initial humidity was 13%. The results show that the optimum drying time by microwave has a directly correlation with the initial humidity. The sample mass and the drying time are also directly proportional with a very high correlation. The study suggests that the drying time can be obtained considering the mass of the bauxite sample.

  15. Analysis of Proppant Hydraulic Fracturing in a Sand Oil Reservoir in Southwest of Iran

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    Reza Masoomi; Iniko Bassey; Dolgow Sergie Viktorovich; Hosein Dehghani

    2015-01-01

    Hydraulic fracturing is one way to increase the productivity of oil and gas wells. One of the most fundamental successes of hydraulic fracturing operation is selecting the proper size and type of proppants which are used during the process. The aim of this study is optimizing the type and size of used propant in hydraulic fracturing operation in a sand oil reservoir in southwest of Iran. In this study sand and ceramic (sintered bauxite) have been considered as proppant type. Also the various ...

  16. Use of electrokinetic and reactive barriers to treat heavy metals-contaminated soils

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    Spiga, Daniela

    2011-01-01

    The combined use of electrokinetic (EK) and reactive barrier (RB) of transformed red mud (TRM) (a by-product of bauxite refinement for alumina production) for the remediation of low permeability contaminated soils by chromium and arsenic was investigated. The combination of EK with RB is a possible way in order to enhance EK removal of Cr and As that are reported to be among the more difficult elements to remove by electrokinetics. The goal and the novelty of the research consi...

  17. Fourier transform infrared spectrometry: a versatile technique for real world samples.

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    Rintoul, L; Panayiotou, H; Kokot, S; George, G; Cash, G; Frost, R; Bui, T; Fredericks, P

    1998-04-01

    The versatility of FTIR spectrometry was explored by considering a variety of samples drawn from industrial applications, materials science and biomedical research. These samples included polymeric insulators, bauxite ore, clay, human hair and human skin. A range of sampling techniques suitable for these samples is discussed, in particular FTIR microscopy, FTIR emission spectroscopy, attenuated total reflectance and photoacoustic FTIR spectrometry. The power of modern data processing techniques, particularly multivariate analysis, to extract useful information from spectral data is also illustrated. PMID:9684399

  18. Morphological description of the brachial plexus in ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)

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    Kylma Lorena Saldanha Chagas; Lara Cochete Moura Fé; Luiza Correa Pereira; Érika Branco; Ana Rita de Lima

    2014-01-01

    The brachial plexus is formed by the ventral roots of the spinal nerves, which unite to form the nerve trunks. It is usually formed by contributions of the last three cervical nerves and the first two thoracic nerves. Due to the scarcity of information on neuroanatomy, this study aimed to determine the macroscopic morphology of the brachial plexus of the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis). In this work, we used two ocelot specimens from the area of the Paragominas Bauxite Mine, P...

  19. Optimizing Location of Bulk Metallic Minerals Processing Based on Greenhouse Gas Avoidance

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    Benjamin C. McLellan

    2011-01-01

    The bulk minerals iron ore and bauxite cause significant greenhouse emissions in their processing to steel and aluminum respectively. The level of these emissions is highly dependent on the source of electrical and thermal energy. However, they also cause significant greenhouse gas emissions from their transportation across the globe for processing. This study examines these minerals from the perspective of greenhouse gas avoidance, examining the location of processing as an option for reduci...

  20. Sulfuric Acid and Ammonium Sulfate Leaching of Alumina from Lampang Clay

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    Numluk, Paweena; Chaisena, Aphiruk

    2012-01-01

    The rapid development of the global alumina industry has led to a considerable increase in the production alumina and processing of alumina from non-bauxitic sources. Lampang clays comprise various minerals that contain about 22.70 wt% of extractable alumina. Local clay was ground, activated by calcination and treated with sulfuric acid to extract alumina. In the activation step, the effects of temperature and time on the extraction of alumina and iron were investigated. The leaching experime...

  1. High-Performance Grouting Mortar Based on Mineral Admixtures

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    2015-01-01

    A study on high-performance grouting mortar is reported. The common mortar was modified by mineral admixtures such as gypsum, bauxite, and alunite. The effects of mineral admixtures on the fluidity, setting time, expansion, strength, and other properties of mortar were evaluated experimentally. The microstructure of the modified mortar was characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and mercury intrusion porosimetry. Moreover, the expansive performance and strength of th...

  2. Resources to Riches?

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    2006-01-01

    Africa's natural resources can be a cornerstone of development for some countries on the struggling continent Africa is a vast territory with abundant mineral and biological resources, and this is where great hope lies for a better future. Its valuable metallic reserves, which include gold, cobalt, platinum, chromium, manganese, titanium and vanadium, and mineral reserves, such as diamond, bauxite and phosphate, top the world. Its verified oil and natural gas deposits

  3. Conflict and Astroturfing in Niyamgiri: The Importance of National Advocacy Networks in Anti-Corporate Social Movements

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    Kraemer, R.; Whiteman, G; Banerjee, S. B.

    2013-01-01

    Traditional models of transnational advocacy networks (TANs) and stakeholder management do not capture the nuance and dynamics of (counter-)organising processes around anti-corporate mobilisation. Based on the case of a resistance movement against a planned bauxite mine on tribal land in India, we develop a process theory of interactions between local, national and international actors within transnational advocacy networks. These encounters are not always friendly and are often characterised...

  4. World mineral production 2003-2007

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    Brown, Teresa; Hetherington, Linda; Hannis, Sarah; Bide, Tom; Benham, Antony John; Idoine, Naomi; Lusty, Paul

    2009-01-01

    World Mineral Production includes five year tables of production, by country, for the majority of economically important mineral commodities, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, industrial minerals and hydrocarbons. Additional information has been added describing the characteristics, uses production trends, prices and industry events for 11 commodities including bauxite/alumina/aluminium, coal, copper, fluorspar, gold, iron ore, lead, nickel, platinum, uranium and zinc.

  5. World Mineral Production 2002-06

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    Hetherington, Linda; Brown, Teresa; Benham, Antony; Bide, Tom; Lusty, Paul; Hards, Vicky; Hannis, Sarah; Idoine, Naomi

    2008-01-01

    This publication includes five year tables of production, by country, for the majority of economically important mineral commodities, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, industrial minerals and hydrocarbons. Additional information has been added describing the characteristics, uses production trends, prices and industry events for 11 commodities including bauxite/alumina/aluminium, coal, copper, fluorspar, gold, iron ore, lead, nickel, titanium, uranium and zinc. This is part ...

  6. Development of a New Manure Amendment for Reducing Ammonia Volatilization and Phosphorus Runoff from Poultry Litter.

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    Moore, Philip A

    2016-07-01

    Treating poultry litter with alum is a best management practice that reduces phosphorus (P) runoff and ammonia (NH) emissions. However, alum prices have increased substantially during the past decade. The goal of this research was to develop inexpensive manure amendments that are as effective as alum in reducing NH volatilization and P runoff. Sixteen amendments were developed using mixtures of alum mud, bauxite ore, sulfuric acid, liquid alum, and water. Alum mud is the residual left over from alum manufacture when produced by reacting bauxite with sulfuric acid. A laboratory NH volatilization study was conducted using 11 treatments: untreated poultry litter, poultry litter treated with liquid or dry alum, or eight new mixtures. All of the litter amendments tested resulted in significantly lower NH volatilization than untreated litter. Dry and liquid alum reduced NH losses by 86 and 75%, respectively. The eight new litter amendments reduced NH losses from 62 to 73% compared with untreated litter, which was not significantly different from liquid alum; the three most effective mixtures were not significantly different from dry alum. Water-extractable P (WEP) was significantly reduced by all of the amendments, three of which resulted in significantly lower WEP than dry alum. The most promising new amendments were mixtures of alum mud, bauxite, and sulfuric acid. The potential impact of these amendments could be enormous because they could be produced for less than half the price of alum while being as effective in reducing NH emissions and P runoff. PMID:27380093

  7. Use of industrial byproducts as alumina sources for the synthesis of calcium sulfoaluminate cements.

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    Pace, Maria Lucia; Telesca, Antonio; Marroccoli, Milena; Valenti, Gian Lorenzo

    2011-07-15

    Calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cements show some desirable environmentally friendly features that include the possibility of using several industrial byproducts as raw materials in their manufacturing process. Alumina powder, from the secondary aluminum manufacture, and anodization mud, from the production process of anodized aluminum, have proved to be suitable as partial or total substitutes for an expensive natural material like bauxite. CSA clinker generating raw mixtures, containing limestone, natural gypsum, bauxite, and/or one of the alumina-rich byproducts, were heated 2 h in a laboratory electric oven at temperatures ranging from 1150 to 1300 °C. Conversion of reactants into 4CaO·3Al(2)O(3)·SO(3) (the key component of CSA cements), evaluated using X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, increased with an increase of both burning temperature and byproduct concentration. When examined through differential thermogravimetric and XRD analyses, a synthetic CSA clinker (made from the raw mixture incorporating alumina powder as a total replacement of bauxite) mixed with 20% gypsum showed a hydration behavior almost similar to that of an industrial CSA cement containing the same amount of gypsum. PMID:21707122

  8. The Best of Both Worlds: Supply and Demand China's Role as a Source of Refractory Minerals for Global Markets

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    Mike O' Driscoll

    2003-01-01

    China has long been recognised as an important source of refractory raw materials for refractory markets worldwide.Bauxite,magnesia,fused alumina, and refractory clays in particular, have maintained China's strong position as the world's leading supplier of these minerals .However , important changes have taken place ir the structure of Chinese and global supply of these minerals. Moreover, the world refractory market and the minerals trading sector have also undergone a radical transformation that has influenced mineral supply , and shifted end product manufacture to China . This paper highlights these changes and sees how they have impacted on China as a world source of refractory minerals.

  9. POPULATION STRUCTURE AND PRODUCTION OF COPAIBA OLEORESIN BETWEEN VALLEYS AND HILLSIDES OF THE MINING AREA OFTROMBETAS RIVER - PARÁ1

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    Jonas Gebara; Antenor Pereira Barbosa; Isabel Maria Gonçalves Azevedo; Bruno Oliva Gimenez

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT We aimed in this work to study natural populations of copaiba (Copaifera multijuga Hayne) on the Monte Branco mountain at Porto Trombetas-PA, in order to support sustainable management and the exploitation of oleoresin from copaiba. We studied the population structure of copaiba on hillsides and valleys of the south face of Monte Branco, within Saracá Taquera National Forest, where bauxite ore was extracted in the biennium 2013-2014 by Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN). We produced a 100%...

  10. Pengaruh Konsentrasi Natrium Oksida (Na2O) Dalam Alumina (Al2O3) Terhadap Kriolit (Na3AlF6) Yang Dihasilkan Pada Tungku Reduksi Di PT Inalum

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    Aulia, Muhammad Emir

    2010-01-01

    Bauxite contains alumina (Al2O3) as material in aluminium smelting by using Hall-Heroult electrolysis process. Alumina specification contains Na2O at its concentration that influences cryolite production. Cryolite is used as electrolyte and can to dissolves alumina. Aluminium smelting process at reduction pot must be balance. Thus, cryolite production has to be known by Na2O effect calculation in material balance at reduction pot, where maximum Na2O in PT INALUM is 0,600 % based on material s...

  11. Mining-related environmental impacts of carbon mitigation; Coal-based carbon capture and sequestration and wind-enabling transmission expansion

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    Grubert, Emily

    2010-09-15

    Carbon mitigation can occur by preventing generation of greenhouse gases or by preventing emissions from entering the atmosphere. Accordingly, increasing the use of wind energy or carbon capture and storage (CCS) at coal-fired power plants could reduce carbon emissions. This work compares the direct mining impacts of increased coal demand associated with CCS with those of increased aluminum demand for expanding transmission systems to enable wind power incorporation. Aluminum needs for expanded transmission probably represent a one-time need for about 1.5% of Jamaica's annual bauxite production, while CCS coal needs for the same mitigation could almost double US coal demand.

  12. Recovery of rare earths from red mud

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    The prospect for the recovery of rare earths from red mud, the bauxite tailings from the production of alumina is examined. The Jamaican red mud by far has the higher trace concentrations of lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, and yttrium. Scandium is also present. The dissolution of the rare earth is a major extraction problem because of the large volume of other materials. The recovery processes that have been proposed include the production of co-products such as iron, alumina, and titanium concentrates, with the rare earths going with the titanium. In this paper a critical examination of the possible processes are presented with the recommended research projects to be carried out

  13. Natural radioactivity contamination problems. Report no. 2. (final)

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    Levels of naturally occurring radionuclides associated with the bauxite, columbium-tantalum, phosphate, tin, pumice, and titanium mineral extraction industries are reported. Data is also presented on radioactivity measurements in ground water, in selected geothermal waters, and in oil production brines. Radiation protection guidance is provided for uranium recovery from wet-process phosphate plants, for soil contamination limits, and for radiological exposure in natural caves. Dose pathways from incidental uses of naturally occurring radioactive materials are presented. Model state regulations for protecting public health and safety from use and disposal of naturally occurring radioactive material are outlined

  14. A fixed granular-bed sorber for measurement and control of alkali vapors in PFBC (pressurized fluidized-bed combustion)

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    Lee, S.H.D.; Swift, W.M.

    1990-01-01

    Alkali vapors (Na and K) in the hot flue gas from the pressurized fluidized-bed combustion (PFBC) of coal could cause corrosion problems with the gas turbine blades. In a laboratory-scale PFBC test with Beulah lignite, a fixed granular bed of activated bauxite sorbent was used to demonstrate its capability for measuring and controlling alkali vapors in the PFBC flue gas. The Beulah lignite was combusted in a bed of Tymochtee dolomite at bed temperatures ranging from 850 to 875{degrees}C and a system pressure of 9.2 atm absolute. The time-averaged concentration of sodium vapor in the PFBC flue gas was determined from the analysis of two identical beds of activated bauxite and found to be 1.42 and 1.50 ppmW. The potassium vapor concentration was determined to be 0.10 ppmW. The sodium material balance showed that only 0.24% of the total sodium in the lignite was released as vapor species in the PFBC flue gas. This results in an average of 1.56 ppmW alkali vapors in the PFBC flue gas. This average is more than 1.5 orders of magnitude greater than the currently suggested alkali specification limit of 0.024 ppm for an industrial gas turbine. The adsorption data obtained with the activated bauxite beds were also analyzed mathematically by use of a LUB (length of unused bed)/equilibrium section concept. Analytical results showed that the length of the bed, L{sub o} in centimeters, relates to the break through time, {theta}{sub b} in hours, for the alkali vapor to break through the bed as follows: L{sub o} = 33.02 + 1.99 {theta}{sub b}. This formula provides useful information for the engineering design of fixed-bed activated bauxite sorbers for the measurement and control of alkali vapors in PFBC flue gas. 26 refs., 4 figs., 4 tabs.

  15. Aluminum-silicates flotation with quaternary ammonium salts

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    王毓华; 胡岳华; 陈湘清

    2003-01-01

    The zeta potential measurements show that the flotation separation of diaspore from kaolinite, illite and pyrophyllite could be achieved in the range of pH 46.5 with cationic collectors. A special quaternary ammonium salts(DTAL) shows better selectivity than that the dodecyl amine(DDA) does for the flotation of three silicates. The closed-circuit flotation results show that the reverse flotation de-silicate can be achieved with DTAL as collector, a new inorganic reagent(SFL) as depressant and MIBC as frother to obtain a bauxite concentrate m(Al2O3)/m(SiO2)>10, Al2O3 recovery>86%).

  16. Temperature and ph effects on adsorption materials used for arsenic removal from drinking water

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    This study focused on removal of arsenic from drinking water using different media such as bauxite, lime and plastic clay. Media were treated with different temperature and pH to check adsorption capacity changes. According to the results obtained, temperature (30 degree C and 40 degree C), pH 9 and 1h retention time has resulted maximum removal of arsenic on the media. The adsorption data was analyzed and it was found to obey Langmuir model with a good value (0.99) of correlation coefficient. (author)

  17. Le plateau des Guyanes et son potentiel minier

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    Théveniaut, Hervé; Billa, Mario; Cassard, Daniel; Delor, Claude; Maldan, Frédérik

    2011-01-01

    Deux milliards d'années nous contemplent lorsqu'il est question de la Guyane. Ce sous-sol précambrien du bouclier des Guyanes possède une histoire riche, complexe et des ressources minérales que les géologues scrutent attentivement depuis des décennies. L'or, le fer, la bauxite, le diamant et d'autres substances sont présentes du Venezuela au Brésil en passant par la Guyane. Comprendre, rechercher, identifier pour mieux exploiter sont les objectifs qui s'inscrivent dans les attentes de la soc...

  18. The effect of sintering temperature on the structure and properties of corundum/mullite ceramics

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    Yu-Ming T.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this work, samples are prepared by adding secondary raw bauxite and some suitable amount pure silica. After dry pressing molding, using solid phase sintering method sinter them at 1380ºC,1410ºC,1440ºC,1410ºC,1500ºC,1530ºC, respectively. A performance of the material is characterized by using SEM and XRD, such as microscopic morphology, phase composition and the compressive strength, etc. Combining results of experiments, explore the mechanism of sintering temperature on the properties of ceramic materials.

  19. Stratigraphy of Julian and Tuvalian Substage in the Oslica at Muljava Area (Slovenia

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    Stevo Dozet

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available The Julian and Tuvalian lithologic column in the Oslica area starts with dolomitic breccias with limonitic groundmass and with a bauxite giving evidence of areal expose on the boundary between Cordevolian and Julian. Afterwards, precepitation of carbonate rocks followed. In the lithological interval where the limestone breccias predominate, oncolitic horizons are most characteristic. The Carnian sedimentary succession in the Oslica is terminated by a dolomite with intercalations of marls, bedded micritic limestones and a darkgrey dolomite with a roundish disintegration. The lithological composition and sedimentological characteristics of the succession indicate an origin in the littoral environment.

  20. Pinjarra 1970: Shame and the Country Town

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Pinjarra in 1970 lay on an extraordinary cusp. It lagged along a fault line between one order and another; or rather, it squatted at a precipice, over which its cherished values had already been dashed to pieces. In 1967, Aboriginal people were at last, by national referendum, declared citizens of Australia. In 1969, Alcoa began to prepare the site in the hills behind Pinjarra for the open-cut mining of the largest bauxite deposit so far discovered in the world. The past met the future, and they didn’t recognise each other.

  1. Morphology of the lumbosacral plexus of the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)

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    Jessica Albuquerque Lopes; Lara Cochete Moura Fé; Ana Rita de Lima; Érika Branco; Luiza Corrêa Pereira

    2012-01-01

    Popularly known as the ocelot, Leopardus pardalis occurs throughout Brazil in all ecosystems, but prefers riparian regions and forests. The objective of this study was to learn more about the macroscopic, anatomical aspects of the plexus lumbossacral of this species. Three specimens were studied, two males and one female, from the region near the Bauxite Mine in Paragominas, PA. The specimens were donated to the Laboratório de Pesquisa Morfológica Animal (LaPMA) at UFRA after being run over (...

  2. Rare earth elements in suspended and bottom sediments of the Mandovi estuary,central west coast of India: Influence of mining

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    Shynu, R.; Rao, V.P.; Kessarkar, P.M.; Rao, T.G.

    - ultramafic complex in Goa region (Desai et al., 2009) were investigated. The Mandovi River and its tributaries largely drain through the Bicholim formation of the Goa group in the hilly region and low-grade bauxites deposits (Al- and Fe-laterites) formed...., 2007). The Fe-Mn ore deposits stored along the shores of the estuary also serve as source for dissolved and particulate Fe- and Mn-oxyhydroxides that are drained into the estuary during heavy monsoon rains. Strong to moderate correlations of ∑REE...

  3. Leaching of clay minerals in a limestone environment

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    Carroll, D.; Starkey, H.C.

    1959-01-01

    Water saturated with CO2 at about 25??C was percolated through mixed beds of limestone or marble fragments and montmorillonite, "illite" and kaolinite in polyethylene tubes for six and fortyfive complete runs. The leachates were analysed for SiO2, A12O3 and Fe2O3, but only SiO2 was found. The minerals lost SiO2 in this order: montmorillonite > kaolinite > "illite". The differential removal of SiO2 during the short period of these experiments suggests a mechanism for the accumulation of bauxite deposits associated with limestones. ?? 1959.

  4. Preparation and Characteristics of Polyaluminium Chloride by Utilizing Fluorine-Containing Waste Acidic Mother Liquid from Clay-Brine Synthetic Cryolite Process

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    Feng-shan Zhou

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Clay-brine process employing activated clay, NaCl, HCl, and HF as raw materials is the primarily advanced technology to synthesize cryolite in the present industrial grade. However, plenty of byproducts of fluorine-containing waste HCl at the concentration of about 10%~12% could not be utilized comprehensively and are even hazardous to the environment. This work proposed a new two-step technology to prepare inorganic polymer flocculants polyaluminium chloride (PAC from synthetic cryolite mother liquor. Many specific factors such as the variety of aluminide source, reaction temperature and time, reagent ratio, and manner of alkaline addition were taken into consideration and their influences on the performances of produced PAC were discussed. It was found that synthetic cryolite mother liquor could react with bauxite and calcium aluminate directly to prepare cheap PAC, with plenty amount of water insoluble CaF2 and CaSiF6 produced as well. However, once HCl was introduced into synthetic cryolite mother liquor as well as by utilizing bauxite as aluminide source and sodium aluminate as adjusting basicity agent, the resultant PAC would dissolve out higher amount of aluminum while producing little amount of water insoluble materials. The coagulation behavior of the specially produced PAC could even match the industrial grade PAC conforming to national standard.

  5. A study of iron mineral transformation to reduce red mud tailings.

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    Li, L Y

    2001-01-01

    This study examines the effects of iron mineral transformation in an aluminum extraction process on the settling behavior, and the physical and chemical properties of the resulting red mud slurry that must be disposed of. By producing a red mud with a higher solid content, the total volume of mud slurry will also be reduced for a given alumina production rate and more caustic soda will be recovered. The settling behavior and the mineralogical, physical, and physico-chemical properties of one bauxite and three red muds processed under varying conditions were analyzed based on examination of the iron mineral transformations. The properties of red muds derived from the same bauxite can differ markedly due to variations in operating conditions of the Bayer process, such as temperature and the addition of a reducing agent. The settling of red mud can be improved by converting goethite into hematite and/or magnetite to produce a mud of larger particle size, smaller specific surface area, and larger specific gravity, characteristics which reduce the total volume of mud slurry to be disposed of and which allow for less potential contamination from caustic soda. This study also found that the by-product--Bayer sodalite--has the high exchange capacity for Na+ that might contribute to the long-term environmental problems. PMID:11478619

  6. Control methods for remediation of ash-related problems in fluidized-bed combustors

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    Vuthaluru, H.B.; Zhang, D.

    1999-07-01

    The paper reports on investigations into control methodologies for mitigating ash-related problems such as particle agglomeration and bed defluidization during fluidized-bed combustion of low-rank coals. A laboratory scale spouted bed combustor is used to study the effectiveness of control methodologies. In the present work, two control methods are investigated viz., the use of alternative bed materials and pretreatment of coal. Bauxite and calcined sillimanite are used as alternative bed materials in the spouted bed combustor while burning South Australian low-rank coal. Samples of the same coal subjected to Al pretreatment, water washing and acid washing are also tested in the spouted bed combustor. Experiments showed that both methods are effective to different extents in reducing ash-related problems. Tests with calcined sillimanite and bauxite (as the bed material) showed trouble free operation for longer periods (7--12 hr at 800 C and 3--5 hr at 850 C) than with sand runs at the same bed temperatures. Al pretreatment and water-washing were also found to be effective and resulted in extended combustion operation. Al enrichment in ash coating of bed particles has been identified as the main mechanism for prevention of agglomeration and defluidization by these control methodologies. For water-washing, the principal reason behind agglomeration and defluidization control is the reduction in sodium levels.

  7. Incorporation of zinc for fabrication of low-cost spinel-based composite ceramic membrane support to achieve its stabilization.

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    Li, Lingling; Dong, Xinfa; Dong, Yingchao; Zhu, Li; You, Sheng-Jie; Wang, Ya-Fen

    2015-04-28

    In order to reduce environment risk of zinc, a spinel-based porous membrane support was prepared by the high-temperature reaction of zinc and bauxite mineral. The phase evolution process, shrinkage, porosity, mechanical property, pore size distribution, gas permeation flux and microstructure were systematically studied. The XRD results, based on a Zn/Al stoichiometric composition of 1/2, show a formation of ZnAl2O4 structure starting from 1000°C and then accomplished at 1300°C. For spinel-based composite membrane, shrinkage and porosity are mainly influenced by a combination of an expansion induced by ZnAl2O4 formation and a general densification due to amorphous liquid SiO2. The highest porosity, as high as 44%, is observed in ZnAl4 membrane support among all the investigated compositions. Compared with pure bauxite (Al), ZnAl4 composite membrane support is reinforced by ZnAl2O4 phase and inter-locked mullite crystals, which is proved by the empirical strength-porosity relationships. Also, an increase in average pore diameter and gas flux can be observed in ZnAl4. A prolonged leaching experiment reveals the zinc can be successfully incorporated into ceramic membrane support via formation of ZnAl2O4, which has substantially better resistance toward acidic attack. PMID:25655422

  8. Political Legitimacy of Vietnam’s One Party-State: Challenges and Responses

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    Carlyle A. Thayer

    Full Text Available This article focuses on the challenges to the authority of Vietnam’s one-party state that emerged in 2009 and state responses. Three separate challenges are discussed: opposition to bauxite mining in the Central Highlands; mass protests by the Catholic Church over land ownership issues; and revived political dissent by pro-democracy activists and bloggers. The Vietnam Communist Party bases its claims to political legitimacy on multiple sources. The bauxite mining controversy challenged the state’s claim to political legitimacy on the basis of performance. The Catholic land dispute challenged the state’s claim to legitimacy on rational-legal grounds. Revived political dissent, including the linkage of demands for democracy with concerns over environmental issues and relations with China, challenged the state’s claim to legitimacy based on nationalism. Vietnam responded in a “soft authoritarian” manner. Future challenges and state responses will be debated as Vietnam moves to convene its eleventh national party congress in 2010.

  9. Distribution and seasonality of the marine macrophytes from Antikyra Gulf (Viotia, Greece

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    P. MALEA

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The Gulf of Antikyra (Viotia with a bauxitic substrate was aggravated by wastes discharged from an Aluminium factory where the Parnassos bauxite is treated Seasonal collections of macrophytes from stations selected inside the Antikyra Gulf were carried out. 85 species of macroalgae were totally collected, out of which 16 belonged to Chlorophyceae, 12 to Phaeophyceae and 57 to Rhodophyceae. There has been no obvious difference in the qualitative composition of the macroalgae as we move away from the area where the wastes are being discharged. Moreover, the stations where depths are greater exhibit different qualitative composition that those with smaller depths. The presence of phanerogams and especially that of Halophila stipulacea, the Lessepsian immigrant, encountered for the first time in the Korinthiakos Gulf, was also evident. The biomass of the three phanerogams decreased with the order: Posidonia oceanica>Cymodocea nodosa>Halophila stipulacea. The biomass of C. nodosaand P. oceanica was higher in July, while that of H. stipulacea was lower in July and higher in March and September.

  10. Optimizing Location of Bulk Metallic Minerals Processing Based on Greenhouse Gas Avoidance

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    Benjamin C. McLellan

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The bulk minerals iron ore and bauxite cause significant greenhouse emissions in their processing to steel and aluminum respectively. The level of these emissions is highly dependent on the source of electrical and thermal energy. However, they also cause significant greenhouse gas emissions from their transportation across the globe for processing. This study examines these minerals from the perspective of greenhouse gas avoidance, examining the location of processing as an option for reducing transportation-based and process-based emissions. The analysis proposes a “radius of reduction” to define the potential for transporting ore to reduce emissions by offshore processing. Overall scenarios for localized steel production indicate potential for 85% reduction of transport emissions in the steel industry and 14% of overall industry emissions. Local high-carbon electricity grids and inefficient production mean that the benefit of reduced transportation is partially counteracted by increased processing emissions. The transportation of all global bauxite to Norway and other nations with low-emissions electricity for production of aluminum could result in an overall reduction of industry emissions of up to 44%.

  11. Progress in Research and Development of Refractory Oxide-Nonoxide Composites

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    ZHONG Xiangchong

    2008-01-01

    Some of the progress made in our laboratories in collaboration with industry in research and development work on high performance oxide-nonoxide composites for metallurgical applications has been reviewed. (1) SiAlON bonded corundum composites for blast furnace usage have been produced by reduction-nitridation sintering at high temperature, using bauxite instead of alumina in the matrix. (2) Low carbon Al2O3-SiAlON slide plate materials successfully used in high quality steel continuous casting have been developed in which most or all of the graphite in Al2O3-C brick is replaced by bauxite-based β-SiAlON. (3) Al/Si metal bonded Al2O3-C material characterized by low carbon content, low firing temperature and in-situ formation of carbides and nitrides at high temperature during service are found to possess very high hot strength and very good thermal shock resistance and have also been successfully used as slide plates in ladles and tundishes for high quality steel casting.

  12. In-situ subaqueous capping of mercury-contaminated sediments in a fresh-water aquatic system, Part II-evaluation of sorption materials

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    Randall, Paul M., E-mail: randall.paul@epa.gov [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, 26 W. Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45268 (United States); Yates, Brian J.; Lal, Vivek; Darlington, Ramona [Battelle, 505 King Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201 (United States); Fimmen, Ryan [Geosyntec Consultants, 150 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 232, Worthington, OH 43085 (United States)

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    The function and longevity of traditional, passive, isolation caps can be augmented through the use of more chemically active capping materials which have higher sorptive capacities, ideally rendering metals non-bioavailable. In the case of Hg, active caps also mitigate the rate and extent of methylation. This research examined low cost, readily available, capping materials for their ability to sequester Hg and MeHg. Furthermore, selected capping materials were evaluated to inhibit the methylation of Hg in an incubation study as well as the capacity of a selected capping material to inhibit translocation of Hg and MeHg with respect to ebullition-facilitated contaminant transport in a column study. Results indicated that bauxite had a better capacity for mercury sorption than the other test materials. However, bauxite as well as soil capping materials did not decrease methylation to a significant extent. Materials with larger surface areas, higher organic matter and acid volatile sulfide (AVS) content displayed a larger partitioning coefficient. In the incubation experiments, the presence of a carbon source (lactate), electron acceptor (sulfate) and the appropriate strains of SRB provided the necessary conditions for Hg methylation to occur. The column study showed effectiveness in sequestering Hg and MeHg and retarding transport to the overlying water column; however, disturbances to the soil capping material resulting from gas ebullition negated its effectiveness.

  13. Physicochemical process for the reduction of excessive fluoride contents in potable water using indigenous materials

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    The chemical examination of drinking water samples collected from twenty one sampling sites in a village of Khyber Agency (Pakistan) have been reported, described and discussed. It was noted that the quality of drinking water was poor in more than 60% of the samples collected, in respect of its excessive fluoride contents, which was found in the range of 0.27-5.03 mg/l, and was therefore many times higher in most of the samples than the WHO recommended limits of 0.5 mg/l. The higher concentration of fluoride in the potable water is considered to be the main cause of dental decay among the inhabitants of the area. Certain naturally occurring materials like plastic clay, bauxite, and high alumina clay were applied to remove the excessive fluoride contents from the potable water of the area. Fluoride removal from the potable water was effectively achieved using a mixture of indigenous plastic clay, bauxite, and high alumina clay in different ratios with sand. The process is cheap and simple, with 86% removal of fluoride contents achieved from the drinking water. (author)

  14. Calcium looping spent sorbent as a limestone replacement in the manufacture of portland and calcium sulfoaluminate cements.

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    Telesca, Antonio; Marroccoli, Milena; Tomasulo, Michele; Valenti, Gian Lorenzo; Dieter, Heiko; Montagnaro, Fabio

    2015-06-01

    The calcium looping (CaL) spent sorbent (i) can be a suitable limestone replacement in the production of both ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement, and (ii) promotes environmental benefits in terms of reduced CO2 emission, increased energy saving and larger utilization of industrial byproducts. A sample of CaL spent sorbent, purged from a 200 kWth pilot facility, was tested as a raw material for the synthesis of two series of OPC and CSA clinkers, obtained from mixes heated in a laboratory electric oven within temperature ranges 1350°-1500 °C and 1200°-1350 °C, respectively. As OPC clinker-generating mixtures, six clay-containing binary blends were investigated, three with limestone (reference mixes) and three with the CaL spent sorbent. All of them showed similar burnability indexes. Moreover, three CSA clinker-generating blends (termed RM, MA and MB) were explored. They included, in the order: (I) limestone, bauxite and gypsum (reference mix); (II) CaL spent sorbent, bauxite and gypsum; (III) CaL spent sorbent plus anodization mud and a mixture of fluidized bed combustion (FBC) fly and bottom ashes. The maximum conversion toward 4CaO·3Al2O3·SO3, the chief CSA clinker component, was the largest for MB and almost the same for RM and MA. PMID:25915150

  15. Radon monitoring in sites of economical importance in Jamaica

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    The main task was to evaluate possible radon risk to the public and workers in four caves of economical importance. Green Grotto Cave is a large labyrinthine limestone cave, open to the tourism; kept Rn concentration in the range 30–40 Bq m−3. Xtabil a coral limestone sea cave is part of a beach resort resulted in very low radon concentration of 10 Bq m−3. Windsor is an intricate limestone cave system showed Rn concentration in the range 250–350 Bq m−3. Whereas the Oxford caves, is situated in a region of high radioactivity in soil due to the bauxite mines, reached a maximum of 2592 Bq m−3. - Highlights: ► Touristic caves of economical importance shown no radon risk for workers and visitors. ► Maximum permanence time due to abnormal radon is given for caves used by speleologist. ► Despite high Rn and U in soil in bauxite areas no risk is determined in houses.

  16. Effects of Mineral Structure on Growth Metabolism and Silicon-dissolving of Bacillus Mucilaginosus%矿物结构对胶质芽孢杆菌生长代谢及溶硅的影响

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    李漪; 王海林; 孙德四

    2013-01-01

    选用一株胶质芽孢杆菌,通过检测发酵培养液中代谢产物种类与含量、SiO2浓度、pH值、细菌数量以及分析胶质芽孢杆菌-矿物相互作用后矿物表面微观形态与结构的变化,研究该菌种在高岭土、石英与铝土矿环境中生长代谢规律及对不同矿物的分解作用机制.结果表明,该菌种在不同矿物环境中生长规律基本一致,生长周期有一定差异;铝硅酸盐矿物能显著促进与刺激该菌种生长代谢能力,其中高岭土对菌种作用最为明显;该菌种对高岭土分解效果最好,发酵15d后,浸出液中SiO2质量浓度达到41 mg/L左右;高岭土与铝土矿表面微观形态与石英相比变化明显,表明矿物结构是影响硅酸盐矿物微生物分解的重要因素.%A strain of silicate bacteria was chosen to carry out a study on the microbial growth metabolisms and the microbial degradation of different silicate minerals.The mechanism by which silicate bacteria decompose kaolin,quartz and bauxite was studied by measuring types and concentrations of metabolites,densities of SiO2,pH value and bacterial populations in the culturing media,and analyzed the morphologic changes and stuctures of tested minerals afer being leached by the strian.The results show that the strain has the same microbial growth curves in different minerals media.Tested aluminosilicate minerals can promote and stimulate tha ability of the microbial growth metabolism,kaolin has the most obvious effect on the microbial growth metabolism as compared with quartz and bauxite.The strain can decompose kaolin more easily than bauxite and quartz,the concentration ofSiO2 in kaolin supernatant is about 41 mg/L,but is 31 and 33 mg/L respectively in quartz and bauxite supernatant after a 15 d leaching.The mineral microscopic surfaces and structures of kaolin and bauxite are more obviously changed after interaction with the strain as compared witrh that of quartz.It is concluded that the

  17. Water yield issues in the jarrah forest of south-western Australia

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    Ruprecht, J. K.; Stoneman, G. L.

    1993-10-01

    The jarrah forest of south-western Australia produces little streamflow from moderate rainfall. Water yield from water supply catchments for Perth, Western Australia, are low, averaging 71 mm (7% of annual rainfall). The low water yields are attributed to the large soil water storage available for continuous use by the forest vegetation. A number of water yield studies in south-western Australia have examined the impact on water yield of land use practices including clearing for agricultural development, forest harvesting and regeneration, forest thinning and bauxite mining. A permanent reduction in forest cover by clearing for agriculture led to permanent increases of water yield of approximately 28% of annual rainfall in a high rainfall catchment. Thinning of a high rainfall catchment led to an increase in water yield of 20% of annual rainfall. However, it is not clear for how long the increased water yield will persist. Forest harvesting and regeneration have led to water yield increases of 16% of annual rainfall. The subsequent recovery of vegetation cover has led to water yields returning to pre-disturbance levels after an estimated 12-15 years. Bauxite mining of a high rainfall catchment led to a water yield increase of 8% of annual rainfall, followed by a return to pre-disturbance water yield after 12 years. The magnitude of specific streamflow generation mechanisms in small catchments subject to forest disturbance vary considerably, typically in a number of distinct stages. The presence of a permanent groundwater discharge area was shown to be instrumental in determining the magnitude of the streamflow response after forest disturbance. The long-term prognosis for water yield from areas subject to forest thinning, harvesting and regeneration, and bauxite mining are uncertain, owing to the complex interrelationship between vegetation cover, tree height and age, and catchment evapotranspiration. Management of the forest for water yield needs to acknowledge

  18. 铁铝尖晶石合成的热力学分析与制备方法比较%Thermodynamic Analysis and Methods Comparison of Hercynite Preparation

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    朱玉婷; 田真; 高峰

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    The thermal reaction process and thermodynamic characteristics in the preparation of hercynite were analyzed in this study ,and hercynite was synthesized with ferric bauxite/Al2 O3 powder ,Fe2 O3 powder and praphite powder/glucose by sintering reaction and molten‐salt menth‐od ,respectively .The products were analyzed by XRD ,SEM and optical microscopy .The results show that the hercynite synthesized by sintering reaction under N2 atmosphere has better crystal‐lization .Molten‐salt method can lower the synthesis temperature of hercynite significantly ,which provides a more moderate method for the industrial production of hercynite .Using ferric bauxite as raw material ,hercynite can be synthesized by sintering reaction at a lower cost .%研究分析了合成铁铝尖晶石的热历程及其热力学特征,并以Al2 O3粉、Fe2 O3粉/高铁铝土矿为原料,以石墨/葡萄糖为还原剂,分别采用烧结法和熔盐法合成了铁铝尖晶石,利用X RD、SEM 及光学显微镜对样品进行了表征。结果表明:在氮气气氛下以Al2 O3粉和Fe2 O3粉为原料采用烧结法合成的铁铝尖晶石结晶良好,采用熔盐法可以显著降低铁铝尖晶石的合成温度,为铁铝尖晶石的工业生产提供了一种较为温和的方法;采用高铁铝土矿为原料,通过氮气气氛下的烧结法可以较为廉价地合成铁铝尖晶石。

  19. Production of ultra-pure steel intended for forged elements

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this research is to analyse the technology of making ultra-pure steel intended for casting forging ingots. Forging ingots, whose mass amounts to 8 Mg, are cast using the bottom pouring method after vacuum steel degassing in the ladle.Design/methodology/approach: Data from 24 melts were analysed. Researchers studied not only the final content of oxygen, sulphur and hydrogen after vacuum steel refinement but also the quantitative amount of nonmetallic inclusions in forgings made of ingots. A simulation was also conducted. Its purpose was to assess the optimal share of bauxite in the production of refining slag. The simulation was performed using thermodynamic software called FactSage 5.5.Findings: Analysing the final concentration of oxygen dissolved in liquid steel led to a conclusion that approx. 90% of analysed types of steel can be categorized as ultra-pure. The simulation results concerning refining slag formation show that the use of bauxite as a slag forming additive lead to an increase in the liquid phase, and what follows, a decrease in the share of solid precipitations – including the precipitations of lime.Research limitations/implications: It was concluded that all stages of ultra-pure steel production must be conducted conscientiously and meticulously. It is also necessary to improve the conditions of vacuum steel refining process by equipping steelworks with a new vacuum device, e.g. of VOD type.Practical implications: If all stages of steel making are conducted conscientiously and meticulously and the steelworks are equipped with a device for vacuum steel refinement, then the produced steel (from the point of view of quality can be competitive in the market of the ultra-pure steel intended for forged products.Originality/value: The simulation results concerning the production of refining slag show that the use of bauxite as a slag forming material leads to an increase in the share of liquid phase. Refining

  20. Considering the Epistemic Uncertainties of the Variogram Model in Locating Additional Exploratory Drillholes

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    Full Text Available To enhance the certainty of the grade block model, it is necessary to increase the number of exploratory drillholes and collect more data from the deposit. The inputs of the process of locating these additional drillholes include the variogram model parameters, locations of the samples taken from the initial drillholes, and the geological block model. The uncertainties of these inputs will lead to uncertainties in the optimal locations of additional drillholes. Meanwhile, the locations of the initial data are crisp, but the variogram model parameters and the geological model have uncertainties due to the limitation of the number of initial data. In this paper, effort has been made to consider the effects of variogram uncertainties on the optimal location of additional drillholes using the fuzzy kriging and solve the locating problem with the genetic algorithm (GA optimization method.A bauxite deposit case study has shown the efficiency of the proposed model.

  1. Utilization of red mud for the purification of waste waters from nuclear power plants

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    Sorption of the radionuclides and heavy metals from low level liquid radioactive waste on the coagulant produced from bauxite waste (red mud and waste base) was presented. Research was conducted on composite annual samples of waste water collected in the Waste Monitor Tank (W.M.T.) from Kro Nuclear Power Plant during each month. Activities of radionuclide in W.M.T. were measured before and after purification using high purity germanium detector. Also, elemental concentrations in W.M.T. before and after purification were measured by source excited energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (E.D.X.R.F.). It has been showed that activated red mud is excellent purification agent for the removal of radionuclides present in low level liquid radioactive waste. Removal efficiency was 100% for the radionuclides 58Co and 60Co 100%, and over 60% for 134Cs and 137Cs. (authors)

  2. PRODUCTION OF IRON(II SULPHATE(FeSO4.7H2 O FROM RED-MUD

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    Nihat TINKILIÇ

    1996-02-01

    Full Text Available The red-mud obtained during the production of aluminium from bauxite as a by-product contains valuable materials such as Fe, Al, Na,V, Ti etc. In this study, red-mud was dissolved with H2 SO4 and converted to FeSO4.7H2 O by 86 % efficiency. The optimum converting conditions were found as heating for three hours at 170o C. The red-mud is not suitable for the production of pig iron because, it hasn't got enough iron contents(38.57 per cent Fe2 O3. We concluded that, the red-mud can be used in production of FeSO4.7H2 O.

  3. PRODUCTION OF IRON(II) SULPHATE(FeSO4.7H2 O) FROM RED-MUD

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    Nihat TINKILIÇ; Emin ERDEM

    1996-01-01

    The red-mud obtained during the production of aluminium from bauxite as a by-product contains valuable materials such as Fe, Al, Na,V, Ti etc. In this study, red-mud was dissolved with H2 SO4 and converted to FeSO4.7H2 O by 86 % efficiency. The optimum converting conditions were found as heating for three hours at 170o C. The red-mud is not suitable for the production of pig iron because, it hasn't got enough iron contents(38.57 per cent Fe2 O3). We concluded that, the red-mud can be used in ...

  4. Production of pig iron from red mud waste fines using thermal plasma technology

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    Jayasankar, K.; Ray, P. K.; Chaubey, A. K.; Padhi, A.; Satapathy, B. K.; Mukherjee, P. S.

    2012-08-01

    Red mud, an insoluble residue produced during alkali leaching of bauxite, is considered as a low-grade iron ore containing 30% to 50% iron. The present paper deals with the use of thermal plasma technology for producing pig iron from red mud waste fines. The smelting reduction of red mud was carried out in a 35 kW DC extended arc thermal plasma reactor. Red mud was properly mixed with fluxes and graphite (fixed carbon, 99%) as a reductant as per stoichiometric requirement. The effect of various process parameters like a reductant, fluxes and smelting time on iron recovery was studied and optimized. An optimum condition for the maximum recovery of iron was obtained. A new thermal plasma process applicable to direct iron making from red mud waste fines that would achieve significant utilization of red mud was proposed.

  5. Modifying alumina red mud to support a revegetation cover

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    Xenidis, A.; Harokopou, A. D.; Mylona, E.; Brofas, G.

    2005-02-01

    Alumina red mud, a fine-textured, iron-rich, alkaline residue, is the major waste product of bauxite digestion with caustic soda to remove alumina. The high alkalinity and salinity as well as the poor nutrient status are considered to be the major constraints of red mud revegetation. This research was conducted to evaluate the ameliorating effect of gypsum, sewage sludge, ferrous sulfate, ammonium sulfate, ammonium nitrate, and calcium phosphate on alumina red mud. The effectiveness of the mixtures was evaluated by applying extraction tests and performing experiments using six plant species. Gypsum amendment significantly reduced the pH, electrical conductivity, and sodium and aluminum content of red mud. Sewage sludge application had an extended effect in improving both the soil structure and the nutrient status of the gypsum-amended red mud. Together with the gypsum and sewage sludge, calcium phosphate application into red mud enhanced plant growth and gave the most promising results.

  6. comparative study of the electrochemical behaviour of iron in alkaline media containing red mud and grey slurries. the effect of Al3+

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    Red mud (RM) is the main by-product of the Bayer process for alumina extraction from bauxite, and grey slurries (GS) are generated during the granite rocks transformation processes. the huge volume of those wastes generated every year suppose a serious environmental problem. Recent works by our group demonstrate the efficiency of both types of muds as corrosion inhibitors for iron and steel in alkaline media containing chlorides. The elemental analysis of these slurried shows that Al3+ is the main common element. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to study the effect of the soluble Al3+ in the electrochemical behaviour of iron in alkaline media, in presence and absence of chlorides. The electrochemical study using Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) together with surface analysis techniques allowed to conclude that Al3+ blocks the surface of steel in alkaline media chloride increasing the steel resistance to chlorides attack. (Author) 15 refs

  7. Termites as ecological indicators of mine-land rehabilitation in tropical Australia

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    This paper presents examples from field research of termites as indicators of rehabilitation success in the wet-dry tropics at Nabalco's bauxite mine, Gove, Australia and in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Field studies indicate that soil-plant-animal interactions are crucial in determining the recovery of disturbed land and that termites play an over-riding role in the process. Termites are seen as ecological indicators for successful soil and vegetation development in humid tropical environments. In land rehabilitation, termites help to create healthy, self-regulated vegetation systems that integrate with the surrounding landscapes and build structures and functions equal to those of the pre-disturbed system. They are reliable in signaling the health and stress factors of a system and provide a predictable response

  8. Aluminium leaching from red mud by filamentous fungi.

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    Urík, Martin; Bujdoš, Marek; Milová-Žiaková, Barbora; Mikušová, Petra; Slovák, Marek; Matúš, Peter

    2015-11-01

    This contribution investigates the efficient and environmentally friendly aluminium leaching from red mud (bauxite residue) by 17 species of filamentous fungi. Bioleaching experiments were examined in batch cultures with the red mud in static, 7-day cultivation. The most efficient fungal strains in aluminium bioleaching were Penicillium crustosum G-140 and Aspergillus niger G-10. The A. niger G-10 strain was capable to extract up to approximately 141 mg·L(-1) of aluminium from 0.2 g dry weight red mud. Chemical leaching with organic acids mixture, prepared according to A. niger G-10 strain's respective fungal excretion during cultivation, proved that organic acids significantly contribute to aluminium solubilization from red mud. PMID:26365318

  9. Electron microscopy study of red mud after seawater neutralisation; Estudo por microscopia eletronica de transmissao de lama vermelha tratada com agua do mar

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    Toledo, S.P.; Kiyohara, P.K. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (IF/LME/USP), SP (Brazil); Antunes, M.L.P., E-mail: malu@sorocaba.unesp.br [Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), Sorocaba, SP (Brazil); Frost, Ray [Queensland University of Technology (United States)

    2012-07-01

    Red Mud, residue of Bayer process for extracting alumina from bauxite, is produced in large quantity. This residue is very alkaline and can cause damage to health and the environment. One way to minimize the environmental impact of this residue is neutralization by sea water. The Brazilian Red Mud was treated with sea water. It appears that the initial pH of the samples is reduced to 8. The analysis by x-ray diffraction allows to identify the formation of hydrotalcite and aragonite. The transmission electron microscopy images show that this consists of particles with dimensions between 0.02 to 2 μm. It was possible to identify by EDS/MET particles of magnesium, confirming the formation of hydrotalcite. (author)

  10. Mineral industry in Australia

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    The paper reviews the history and growth of the mineral industry in Australia and its significance to the nation's economic growth and overseas trade, particularly over the last twenty years during which time production of coal, iron ore, manganese and mineral sands has increased greatly and new discoveries of petroleum, bauxite and nickel have given rise to major new industries. Australia ranks fourteenths in the value of world trade and is among the world's largest exporters of alumina, iron ore, mineral sands, coal, lead, zinc and nickel. Some details of production, processing and exports of the major minerals are given. Comment is made on the policies and roles of the six State Governments and the Federal Government in respect of ownership and control of the mining, processing and exporting of both energy and non-energy minerals. (orig.)

  11. Determination of Natural Radioactivity in Building Materials with Gamma Spectrometry

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    In the setting of this work, the natural radioactivity of building materials used in Tunisia has been measured by gamma spectrometry. These products have been ground and dried at 100 degree for 12 h. Then, they have been homogenized, weighed and finally conditioned during 23 days in order to reach the radioactive equilibrium. The measures' results proved that all building materials studied except bauxite and the ESC clay, possess doses lower than the acceptable limit (1 mSv.an-1). However, the possibility of reinforcement of the natural radioactivity in some industry of building can exist. To insure that the cement, the most used in the world, don't present any radiological risk on the workers' health, a survey has been made in the factory - les Ciments de Bizerte - about its manufacture's process. The results of this survey showed that this product can be considered like a healthy product.

  12. Development and Application of High Quality Unburned Brick for EAF Roof

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    CHENGBin; CHENCui-yu

    1995-01-01

    A high quality unburned brick for EAF (electric arc furnace) roof has been developed by using high grade bauxite chamotte as the main starting material ,adding industrial alumina powder to strengthen the matrix ,introducing a suitable amount of sillimanite and compound M and adopting high effective composite binder,The brick has apparent porosity 17%,bulk density 2.88 g/cm3,refratoriness under load (3% deformation) 1560℃ and thermal shock resis-tance over 30 cycles.The mechanism of improving the spalling resistance is also discussed,The brick has been applied at 30 t EAF roofs,resulting in average service life of 145 heats ,the maximum 210 heats.

  13. Invited Article: In situ comparison of passive radon-thoron discriminative monitors at subsurface workplaces in Hungary

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    Kávási, Norbert; Vigh, Tamás; Németh, Csaba; Ishikawa, Tetsuo; Omori, Yasutaka; Janik, Miroslaw; Yonehara, Hidenori

    2014-02-01

    During a one-year long measurement period, radon and thoron data obtained by two different passive radon-thoron discriminative monitors were compared at subsurface workplaces in Hungary, such as mines (bauxite and manganese ore) and caves (medical and touristic). These workplaces have special environmental conditions, such as, stable and high relative humidity (100%), relatively stable temperature (12°C-21°C), low or high wind speed (max. 2.4 m s-1) and low or elevated aerosol concentration (130-60 000 particles m-3). The measured radon and thoron concentrations fluctuated in a wide range among the different workplaces. The respective annual average radon concentrations and their standard deviations (in brackets) measured by the passive radon-thoron discriminative monitor with cellulose filter (CF) and the passive radon-thoron discriminative monitor with sponge filter (SF) were: 350(321) Bq m-3 and 550(497) Bq m-3 in the bauxite mine; 887(604) Bq m-3 and 1258(788) Bq m-3 in the manganese ore mine; 2510(2341) Bq m-3 and 3403(3075) Bq m-3 in the medical cave (Hospital Cave of Tapolca); and 6239(2057) Bq m-3 and 8512(1955) Bq m-3 in the touristic cave (Lake Cave of Tapolca). The respective average thoron concentrations and their standard deviation (in brackets) measured by CF and SF monitors were: 154(210) Bq m-3 and 161(148) Bq m-3 in the bauxite mine; 187(191) Bq m-3 and 117(147) Bq m-3 in the manganese-ore mine; 360(524) Bq m-3 and 371(789) Bq m-3 in the medical cave (Hospital Cave of Tapolca); and 1420(1184) Bq m-3 and 1462(3655) Bq m-3 in the touristic cave (Lake Cave of Tapolca). Under these circumstances, comparison of the radon data for the SF and CF monitors showed the former were consistently 51% higher in the bauxite mine, 38% higher in the manganese ore mine, and 34% higher in the caves. Consequently, correction is required on previously obtained radon data acquired by CF monitors at subsurface workplaces to gain comparable data for SF monitors. In the

  14. Residues recycling: Reducing costs and helping the environment

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    Venancio, Luis C. A.; Souza, José Antonio Silva; Macedo, Emanuel Negrão; Quaresma, João Nazareno N.; Paiva, Antonio Ernandes M.

    2010-09-01

    The aluminum production chain from bauxite to primary aluminum includes refining using the Bayer process, and smelting through electrolysis. This production chain produces two main solid residues, red mud at the refinery and spent pot lining at the smelter. The use of these residues as raw material for other industrial processes can save large amounts of energy, reduce the overall environmental impact, and even improve the emissions of other processes. This paper shows the results of ten years of co-processing of spent pot lining in the cement industry in Brazil and the efforts to develop technologies to reduce the reactivity and use the red mud as raw material for several different processes. This approach, although engineering intensive, can reduce C02 emissions and save huge amounts of wasted energy in transport and processing when compared with dedicated recycling or neutralizing processes.

  15. Analysis of Proppant Hydraulic Fracturing in a Sand Oil Reservoir in Southwest of Iran

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    Reza Masoomi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Hydraulic fracturing is one way to increase the productivity of oil and gas wells. One of the most fundamental successes of hydraulic fracturing operation is selecting the proper size and type of proppants which are used during the process. The aim of this study is optimizing the type and size of used propant in hydraulic fracturing operation in a sand oil reservoir in southwest of Iran. In this study sand and ceramic (sintered bauxite have been considered as proppant type. Also the various types of resin-coated sand and resin-coated ceramic have been considered. Then the various scenarios have been designed to optimize the size and type of proppant used in hydraulic fracturing in a sand oil reservoir in southwest of Iran. Also in this study increasing the cumulative oil recovery in fractured and Non-fractured wells in a sand oil reservoir in southwest of Iran have been investigated.

  16. Comparison of deep desulfurization methods in alumina production process

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    刘战伟; 李旺兴; 马文会; 尹中林; 武国宝

    2015-01-01

    Several methods of deep desulfurization in alumina production process were studied, and the costs of these methods were compared. It is found that most of the S2− in sodium aluminate solution can be removed by adding sodium nitrate or hydrogen peroxide in digestion process, and in this way the effect of S2− on alumina product quality is eliminated. However, the removal efficiency of2-23SOin sodium aluminate solution is very low by this method. Both S2− and2-23SO in sodium aluminate solution can be removed completely by wet oxidation method in digestion process. The cost of desulfurization by wet oxidation is lower than by adding sodium nitrate or hydrogen peroxide. The results of this research reveal that wet oxidation is an economical and feasible method for the removal of sulfur in alumina production process to improve alumina quality, and provide valuable guidelines for alumina production by high-sulfur bauxite.

  17. Slurry pipeline design approach

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    Betinol, Roy; Navarro R, Luis [Brass Chile S.A., Santiago (Chile)

    2009-12-19

    Compared to other engineering technologies, the design of a commercial long distance Slurry Pipeline design is a relatively new engineering concept which gained more recognition in the mid 1960 's. Slurry pipeline was first introduced to reduce cost in transporting coal to power generating units. Since then this technology has caught-up worldwide to transport other minerals such as limestone, copper, zinc and iron. In South America, the use of pipeline is commonly practiced in the transport of Copper (Chile, Peru and Argentina), Iron (Chile and Brazil), Zinc (Peru) and Bauxite (Brazil). As more mining operations expand and new mine facilities are opened, the design of the long distance slurry pipeline will continuously present a commercially viable option. The intent of this paper is to present the design process and discuss any new techniques and approach used today to ensure a better, safer and economical slurry pipeline. (author)

  18. Hyperspectral remote sensing data maps minerals in Afghanistan

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    King, Trude V. V.; Kokaly, Raymond F.; Hoefen, Todd M.; Johnson, Michaela R.

    2012-08-01

    Although Afghanistan has abundant mineral resources, including gold, silver, copper, rare earth elements, uranium, tin, iron ore, mercury, lead-zinc, bauxite, and industrial minerals, most have not been successfully developed or explored using modern methods. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) with cooperation from the Afghan Geological Survey (AGS) and support from the Department of Defense's Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) has used new imaging spectroscopy surface material maps to help refine the geologic signatures of known but poorly understood mineral deposits and identify previously unrecognized mineral occurrences. To help assess the potential mineral deposit types, the high-resolution hyperspectral data were analyzed to detect the presence of selected minerals that may be indicative of past mineralization processes. This legacy data set is providing tangible support for economic decisions by both the government of Afghanistan and other public and private sector parties interested in the development of the nation's natural resources.

  19. Use of red mud as addition for portland cement mortars

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    The aim of the present research work was to investigate the possibility of adding red mud, an alkaline leaching waste that is obtained from bauxite during the Bayer process for alumina production, in the raw meal of Portland cement mortars. The red mud is classified as dangerous, according to NBR 10004/2004, and world while generation reached over 117 million tons/year. This huge production requires high consuming products to be used as incorporation matrix and we studied the influence of red mud addition on the characteristics of cement mortars and concrete. In this paper the properties of Portland cement mortars incorporating high amounts of red mud was evaluated: pH variation, fresh (setting time, workability or normal consistency and water retention), and hardened state (mechanical strength, capillary water absorption, density and apparent porosity). Results seem promising for red mud additions up to 20 wt%. (author)

  20. FEATURES OF VENTILATION CONDITIONS BY MUSHROOM CULTIVATION IN MINING UNDERGROUND WORKINGS

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    Vladimir Rendulić

    1991-12-01

    Full Text Available The trial cultivation of mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus in one of the dead faces of the »Krš« pit of the Dalmatian bauxite mines Obrovac proved, that an optimal yield can be attained with the domestic mycelium. The decision has been brought to go on with investments into equipment for new growing-site locations in underground workings of the mine. In order to cultivate high-quality mushrooms, the ventilation of growing sites has been particularly considered. Compressive separate ventilation of growing fields has been applied using the main and the return ventilating pipeline, with the air current regulation according to the growing stage (the paper is published in Croatian.

  1. Effect of particle size on microstructure and strength of porous spinel ceramics prepared by pore-forming in situ technique

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    Wen Yan; Nan Li; Yuanyuan Li; Guangping Liu; Bingqiang Han; Juliang Xu

    2011-08-01

    The porous spinel ceramics were prepared from magnesite and bauxite by the pore-forming in situ technique. The characterization of porous spinel ceramics was determined by X-ray diffractometer (XRD), scanning electron microscopy(SEM), mercury porosimetry measurement etc and the effects of particle size on microstructure and strength were investigated. It was found that particle size affects strongly on the microstructure and strength. With decreasing particle size, the pore size distribution occurs from multi-peak mode to bi-peak mode, and lastly to mono-peak mode; the porosity decreases but strength increases. The most apposite mode is the specimens from the grinded powder with a particle size of 6.53 m, which has a high apparent porosity (40%), a high compressive strength (75.6MPa), a small average pore size (2.53 m) and a homogeneous pore size distribution.

  2. Prediction of Al2O3 leaching recovery in the Bayer process using statistical multilinear regresion analysis

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    Đurić I.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of defining the mathematical model which describes the dependence of leaching degree of Al2O3 in bauxite from the most influential input parameters in industrial conditions of conducting the leaching process in the Bayer technology of alumina production. Mathematical model is defined using the stepwise MLRA method, with R2 = 0.764 and significant statistical reliability - VIF<2 and p<0.05, on the one-year statistical sample. Validation of the acquired model was performed using the data from the following year, collected from the process conducted under industrial conditions, rendering the same statistical reliability, with R2 = 0.759.

  3. Assessment of the Completeness of Mineral Exploration by the Application of Fuzzy Arithmetic and Prior Information

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    György Bárdossy

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The completeness of an exploration project is of crutial importance for makingdecision to start or to give up a mining investment, or to continue the exploration to getcomplementary information. The authors discuss this problem on the example of theHalimba bauxite deposit, Hungary. Resource calculations were carried out in 12subsequent stages by fuzzy arithmetic with the aim to quantify the uncertainties of oretonnage and grade. Prior information and prior probabilities were applied to complete theexploration data. Ranges of influence for the main variables were calculated byvariograms. Spatial variability and spatial continuity of the ore bodies weremathematically evaluated. The authors found that the main geological, mining andeconomic factors must be evaluated separately and ranked according to their importance.

  4. Topography of the medullary cone of the crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous Linnaeus, 1766: Case report

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    Luane Lopes Pinheiro

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The crab-eating fox is the most common Canidae of South America. In general, its diet varies according to the season and inhabited region. In this study, the medullary cone of the crab-eating fox was described because of interests in comparative anatomy, with the goal of providing information that could assist in epidural anesthesia, which cannot be efficiently practiced without knowledge of this anatomical region. We investigated an adult male from the Bauxite Mine (Paragominas, PA, which was dissected in the lumbosacral region. The medullary cone was 10.13 cm long; the base began at the L6 and the apex was at the S3. Considering that the specimen studied had nine lumbar and four sacral vertebrae, we conclude that the sacrococcygeal region is probably the most suitable place for epidural anesthesia.

  5. Invited Article: In situ comparison of passive radon-thoron discriminative monitors at subsurface workplaces in Hungary

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    Kávási, Norbert, E-mail: norbert@fml.nirs.go.jp [National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba (Japan); Social Organization for Radioecological Cleanliness, Veszprém (Hungary); Vigh, Tamás [Social Organization for Radioecological Cleanliness, Veszprém (Hungary); Manganese Mining Process Ltd., Úrkút (Hungary); Németh, Csaba [Social Organization for Radioecological Cleanliness, Veszprém (Hungary); University of Pannonia, Veszprém (Hungary); Ishikawa, Tetsuo; Omori, Yasutaka; Janik, Miroslaw; Yonehara, Hidenori [National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba (Japan)

    2014-02-15

    During a one-year long measurement period, radon and thoron data obtained by two different passive radon-thoron discriminative monitors were compared at subsurface workplaces in Hungary, such as mines (bauxite and manganese ore) and caves (medical and touristic). These workplaces have special environmental conditions, such as, stable and high relative humidity (100%), relatively stable temperature (12°C–21°C), low or high wind speed (max. 2.4 m s{sup −1}) and low or elevated aerosol concentration (130–60 000 particles m{sup −3}). The measured radon and thoron concentrations fluctuated in a wide range among the different workplaces. The respective annual average radon concentrations and their standard deviations (in brackets) measured by the passive radon-thoron discriminative monitor with cellulose filter (CF) and the passive radon-thoron discriminative monitor with sponge filter (SF) were: 350(321) Bq m{sup −3} and 550(497) Bq m{sup −3} in the bauxite mine; 887(604) Bq m{sup −3} and 1258(788) Bq m{sup −3} in the manganese ore mine; 2510(2341) Bq m{sup −3} and 3403(3075) Bq m{sup −3} in the medical cave (Hospital Cave of Tapolca); and 6239(2057) Bq m{sup −3} and 8512(1955) Bq m{sup −3} in the touristic cave (Lake Cave of Tapolca). The respective average thoron concentrations and their standard deviation (in brackets) measured by CF and SF monitors were: 154(210) Bq m{sup −3} and 161(148) Bq m{sup −3} in the bauxite mine; 187(191) Bq m{sup −3} and 117(147) Bq m{sup −3} in the manganese-ore mine; 360(524) Bq m{sup −3} and 371(789) Bq m{sup −3} in the medical cave (Hospital Cave of Tapolca); and 1420(1184) Bq m{sup −3} and 1462(3655) Bq m{sup −3} in the touristic cave (Lake Cave of Tapolca). Under these circumstances, comparison of the radon data for the SF and CF monitors showed the former were consistently 51% higher in the bauxite mine, 38% higher in the manganese ore mine, and 34% higher in the caves

  6. Wear Behavior of Aluminum Alloy 6061-Based Composites Reinforced with SiC, Al2O3, and Red Mud: A Comparative Study

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    Singla, Yogesh Kumar; Chhibber, Rahul; Bansal, Hitesh; Kalra, Anil

    2015-09-01

    Metal-matrix composites are widely used in shipping, aerospace, automotive, and nuclear applications. Research attempts have been made in the past to reduce the cost of processing of composites, decrease the weight of the composites, and increase the desired performance characteristics. In this research article, an attempt has been made in using red mud obtained as an industrial waste during the production of aluminum from bauxite ore. This article discusses the novel findings of the experimental study on the dry sliding wear behavior of aluminum alloy 6061-based composites reinforced individually with red mud, SiC, and Al2O3. The microstructural characterization of the composites provides the further insight into the structure—wear behavior of the processed composites.

  7. Social Metabolism and Environmental Conflicts in India

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    Joan Martinez-Alier

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper explains the methods for counting the energy and material flows in the economy, and gives the main results of the Material Flows for the economy of India between 1961 and 2008 as researched by Simron Singh et al (2012. Drawing on work done in the EJOLT project, some illustrations are given of the links between the changing social metabolism and ecological distribution conflicts, looking at responses in Odisha to bauxite mining, at conflicts on sand mining, at disputes on waste management options in Delhi and at ship dismantling in Alang, Gujarat. The aim is to show how a history of social metabolism, of socio-environmental conflicts, and of the changing valuation languages deployed by various social actors in such conflicts, could be written in a common framework.

  8. Invited Article: In situ comparison of passive radon-thoron discriminative monitors at subsurface workplaces in Hungary

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    During a one-year long measurement period, radon and thoron data obtained by two different passive radon-thoron discriminative monitors were compared at subsurface workplaces in Hungary, such as mines (bauxite and manganese ore) and caves (medical and touristic). These workplaces have special environmental conditions, such as, stable and high relative humidity (100%), relatively stable temperature (12°C–21°C), low or high wind speed (max. 2.4 m s−1) and low or elevated aerosol concentration (130–60 000 particles m−3). The measured radon and thoron concentrations fluctuated in a wide range among the different workplaces. The respective annual average radon concentrations and their standard deviations (in brackets) measured by the passive radon-thoron discriminative monitor with cellulose filter (CF) and the passive radon-thoron discriminative monitor with sponge filter (SF) were: 350(321) Bq m−3 and 550(497) Bq m−3 in the bauxite mine; 887(604) Bq m−3 and 1258(788) Bq m−3 in the manganese ore mine; 2510(2341) Bq m−3 and 3403(3075) Bq m−3 in the medical cave (Hospital Cave of Tapolca); and 6239(2057) Bq m−3 and 8512(1955) Bq m−3 in the touristic cave (Lake Cave of Tapolca). The respective average thoron concentrations and their standard deviation (in brackets) measured by CF and SF monitors were: 154(210) Bq m−3 and 161(148) Bq m−3 in the bauxite mine; 187(191) Bq m−3 and 117(147) Bq m−3 in the manganese-ore mine; 360(524) Bq m−3 and 371(789) Bq m−3 in the medical cave (Hospital Cave of Tapolca); and 1420(1184) Bq m−3 and 1462(3655) Bq m−3 in the touristic cave (Lake Cave of Tapolca). Under these circumstances, comparison of the radon data for the SF and CF monitors showed the former were consistently 51% higher in the bauxite mine, 38% higher in the manganese ore mine, and 34% higher in the caves. Consequently, correction is required on previously obtained radon data acquired by CF monitors at subsurface

  9. Implementation of industrial waste ferrochrome slag in conventional and low cement castables: Effect of microsilica addition

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    Pattem Hemanth Kumar

    2014-06-01

    Samples with decreasing cement content 15–05 wt.% were formulated in combination of both slag and calcined bauxite as matrix components. Effects of varying 0–10 wt.% microsilica as a micro-fine additive in these castables were investigated in this work. Pore filling properties of microsilica improved apparent porosity and bulk density. Phase analysis through X-ray diffraction techniques demonstrates successful formation of spinel and mullite crystalline phases. Mechanical behavior was evaluated through cold crushing strength and residual cold crushing strength after five consecutive water quenching cycles. Scanning electron microscopy measurements were carried out in order to better understand the packing density and reaction mechanisms of fired castables. Slag containing castables portrays good thermal properties such as thermal shock resistance, permanent linear change and pyrometric cone equivalent.

  10. Development and Application of Mullite—Composite Brick for Baths Pool of Blast Furnace

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    ZHOULei; LIXian-ming; 等

    1994-01-01

    The paper deals with the development and production of mullite-composite bricks for baths pool of balst furnace,Fused corundum,synthetic mullite ,special grade bauxite and a certain amount of additives were used as raw materials to produce corundum-mullite brick and yellow-corundum brick,All of their physical and chemical properties surpass the designed values.Good results have been obtained from the applic-cation in the baths pool of No.7 blast furnace of Anshan I & S Co.(Angang).The silicon content in pig iron decreases by 0.1%-0.2% while the temperature of the hot metal increases by 20℃,The mineral composition and structure have been studied by means of XRD and SEM.

  11. Iron and copper in Plagioscion squamosissimus (Piscis: Sciaenidae) of river Orinoco, Venezuela

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    Bauxite exploitation of the Orinoco River in recent years is an important source of heavy metals discharge in the ecosystem, changing the natural biochemical flow of these elements and their concentrations in water, sediment and organisms. Iron and copper concentrations were measured in the fish Plagioscion squamosissimus in the Orinoco river, by sampling the fish population for three months (September-November 1998) in the main channel of the middle Orinoco. The internal organs of 30 fishes per month and site were stove-dried, pulverized and dried in disecator for 30 min to use as indicators with the acid digestion method for predicting the effect of heavy metals. We found relatively high values of iron and copper concentrations in fishes of the lagoon, and high seasonal variations in the iron concentration. (Author)

  12. Radon monitoring in sites of economical importance in Jamaica.

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    Grant, C N; Lalor, G C; Balcázar, M

    2012-12-01

    The main task was to evaluate possible radon risk to the public and workers in four caves of economical importance. Green Grotto Cave is a large labyrinthine limestone cave, open to the tourism; kept Rn concentration in the range 30-40 Bq m(-3). Xtabil a coral limestone sea cave is part of a beach resort resulted in very low radon concentration of 10 Bq m(-3). Windsor is an intricate limestone cave system showed Rn concentration in the range 250-350 Bq m(-3). Whereas the Oxford caves, is situated in a region of high radioactivity in soil due to the bauxite mines, reached a maximum of 2592 Bq m(-3). PMID:22867747

  13. Gamma radiometric survey of Jamaica

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    The results of a total gamma radiometric survey of Jamaica, carried out with car-borne instrumentation, are presented and the data compared with the contents of potassium, thorium and uranium in rocks and in surface (soil, stream-sediment, pan concentrate and water) samples obtained at six sites selected to be representative of the principal rock types and surface environments of Jamaica. The work formed part of an orientation study for a regional geochemical survey of the CARICOM countries of the Caribbean. The initial results indicate that enhanced gamma activity is correlated with enrichment in uranium and thorium, but not potassium, in terra rossa soils and/or bauxite deposits in limestone. Elsewhere, gamma levels are increased on the Above Rocks Cretaceous basement Inlier, where they correlate generally with the presence of volcanogenic sediments and a granodiorite intrusion. The lowest radioactivity was recorded in the vicinity of ultrabasic rocks in the Blue Mountains Inlier. (author)

  14. Electron microscopy study of red mud after seawater neutralisation

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    Red Mud, residue of Bayer process for extracting alumina from bauxite, is produced in large quantity. This residue is very alkaline and can cause damage to health and the environment. One way to minimize the environmental impact of this residue is neutralization by sea water. The Brazilian Red Mud was treated with sea water. It appears that the initial pH of the samples is reduced to 8. The analysis by x-ray diffraction allows to identify the formation of hydrotalcite and aragonite. The transmission electron microscopy images show that this consists of particles with dimensions between 0.02 to 2 μm. It was possible to identify by EDS/MET particles of magnesium, confirming the formation of hydrotalcite. (author)

  15. The Microstructure and Properties of Alumina—Rich Spinel and Its Products

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    SHIGan; SUNGeng-chen

    1995-01-01

    The paper describes the effect of chemical composition on the microstructure and properties of spinel specimens synthesized from bauxite and magnesite,The alumina-rich spinel with higher ratio of Al2O3/MgO,with smaller spinel grain,contains more titaniferous mineral and silicate phase compared to the spinel with lower Al2O3/MgO ratio.In the products obtained from alumina-rich spinel and magnesite clinker,the ratio of Al2O3/MgO of spinel decreases,ti-taniferous mineral and silicate phase in the spinel aggregate are changed,and its content tends to degradation,contrasted with original alumina-rich spinel,The products have good high temperature properties.

  16. The mineral base and productive capacities of metals and non-metals of Kosovo

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    Rizaj, M.; Beqiri, E.; McBow, I.; O'Brien, E. Z.; Kongoli, F.

    2008-08-01

    All historical periods of Kosovo—Ilirik, Roman, Medieval, Turkish, and former Yugoslavian—are linked with the intensive development of mining and metallurgy. This activity influenced and still is influencing the overall position of Kosovo as a country. For example, according to a 2006 World Bank report as well as other studies, Kosovo has potential lignite resources (geological reserves) of about 1.5 billion tonnes, which are ranked fifth in the world in importance. Other significant Kosovan mineral resources include lead, zinc, gold, silver, bauxite, and uranium, and rare metals accompanying those minerals, including indium, cadmium, thallium, gallium, and bismuth. These rare metals are of particular importance in developing advanced industrial technologies. Kosovo also has reserves of high-quality non-metals, including magnesite, quartz grit, bentonite, argil, talc, and asbestos. No database exists for these non-metal reserves, and further research and studies are needed.

  17. The mineral base and productive capacities of metals and non-metals of Kosovo

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    Rizaj, M.; Beqiri, E.; McBow, I.; O' Brien, E.Z.; Kongoli, F. [University of Prishtina, Prishtina (Kosovo)

    2008-08-15

    All historical periods of Kosovo - Ilirik, Roman, Medieval, Turkish, and former Yugoslavian - are linked with the intensive development of mining and metallurgy. This activity influenced and still is influencing the overall position of Kosovo as a country. For example, according to a 2006 World Bank report as well as other studies, Kosovo has potential lignite resources (geological reserves) of about 1.5 billion tonnes, which are ranked fifth in the world in importance. Other significant Kosovan mineral resources include lead, zinc, gold, silver, bauxite, and uranium, and rare metals accompanying those minerals, including indium, cadmium, thallium, gallium, and bismuth. These rare metals are of particular importance in developing advanced industrial technologies. Kosovo also has reserves of high-quality non-metals, including magnesite, quartz grit, bentonite, argil, talc, and asbestos. No database exists for these non-metal reserves, and further research and studies are needed.

  18. Assessment of recycled PET properties for application on oil wells as sand control agents; Avaliacao de propriedades de PET reciclado para aplicacao em pocos de petroleo como agente de contencao de areia

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    Pereira, Alexandre Zacarias Ignacio [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Delpech, Marcia Cerqueira [Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (IQ/UERJ), RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica], e-mail: mcd@uerj.br

    2008-07-01

    The Sand Control is fundamental for oil production in unconsolidated sandstone formations. It consists of the installation of a filter made of stainless steel screens and grained materials (sand control agents) which are, normally, high density inorganic substances (sand, ceramic, bauxite). Shallow formations, near to the sea bed, are more sensitive and need different kinds of sand control agents with low density. The objective of this work was the evaluation of recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate), PET, as sand control agent for oil wells. Pack permeability and thermal stability tests results, after up to six months of exposure to sea water and crude oil, have indicated that the recycled PET kept the necessary characteristics for the proposed application. Also, it was observed that the PET grain pack did not presented significant property modifications in the exposure conditions, when compared to the non-exposed samples. (author)

  19. Comparative study of the electrochemical behaviour of iron in alkaline media containing red mud and grey slurries. the effect of Al{sup 3}+; Estudio comparativo del comportamiento electroquimico del hierro en medio alcalino en presencia de lodos rojos y lodos grises. Efecto del Al{sup 3}+

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    Abreu, C. M.; Freire, L.; Novoa, X. R.; Pena, G.; Perez, M. C.

    2009-07-01

    Red mud (Rm) is the main by-product of the Bayer process for alumina extraction from bauxite, and grey slurries (GS) are generated during the granite rocks transformation processes. the huge volume of those wastes generated every year suppose a serious environmental problem. Recent works by our group demonstrate the efficiency of both types of muds as corrosion inhibitors for iron and steel in alkaline media containing chlorides. The elemental analysis of these slurried shows that Al{sup 3}+ is the main common element. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to study the effect of the soluble Al{sup 3}+ in the electrochemical behaviour of iron in alkaline media, in presence and absence of chlorides. The electrochemical study using Cyclic Voltammetry (CV) and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) together with surface analysis techniques allowed to conclude that Al{sup 3}+ blocks the surface of steel in alkaline media chloride increasing the steel resistance to chlorides attack. (Author) 15 refs.

  20. Effect of iron present in commercial aluminium sulphate on its water coagulation properties

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    The efficiency of aluminium sulphate obtained from venezuelan bauxite as coagulant for water treatment was studied. The results show an average 15% aluminium content expressed as Al2O3 and 1.4% iron content as Fe2O3. The efficiency was similar to that of an iron free analytical grade aluminium sulphate. The significant content of iron found means an additional component that can participate in the coagulation flocculation process; hence the known coagulation properties of iron as a metallic coagulant. The results obtained confirm the iron role in the process and further research, using higher iron contents in the order of 2 percent and more, are proposed to obtain a quantitative evaluation of the participation of this element in the coagulation process. The results can contribute to evaluate the current regulations concerning quality control of the product for use in drinking water

  1. Rock excavation using surface miners: An overview of some design and operational aspects

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    Prakash Amar; Murthy Vemavarapu Mallika Sita Ramachandra; Singh Kalendra Bahadur

    2013-01-01

    Surface miner,a continuous mining machine,is being manufactured in India and abroad owing to enhanced demand of production in various mining industries like coal,limestone,gypsum,bauxite etc.Different types of surface miners are manufactured today based on cutting drum placement and design specifications.Selective mining without drilling and blasting,high production and small size products are some of the prominent attractive features obtained with these moving marvels.This machine can be used with good efficiency in soft to medium hard rock (100-120 MPa).This paper synthesizes the different applications,equipment models,features offered,operating methods,cutting performance assessment models as well as typical production performance of surface miner in coal and limestone mines of India.Engine hour metre reading,diesel and pick consumptions are linearly influenced by production.The emphasis for future research is also brought out.

  2. Stratigraphy, tectonic and ore potential of pre-cambrian unities from Serro region-MG (Mato Grosso quadrangle)

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    Geological and stratigraphic elements of the Proterozoic units of the Serro region, Mato Grosso Quadrangle, show the absence of the faciological transition between the Espinhaco Group and the Minas Supergroup. Occurs in this region is a lithostratigraphical sequence of four distinct units: the Crystalline Basement; the Volcano-Sedimentary Sequence of Serro; the Minas Supergroup. The ore potential of the region includes: quartz veins, within the Galho do Miguel Formation; diamond, within the Sopa conglomerates; gold, in alluvial deposits and remobilized in quartz veins of the Sopa-Brumadinho Formation; bauxite, in the metabasics; uranium in the metaconglomerates of Moeda Formation; iron, in Caue Formation; chromium, gold and base metals in the Volcano-Sedimentary Sequence of Serro. Emphasis is given to the characterization of the Volcano-Sedimentary Sequence of Serro and its mineralization that is characterized as a stratiform massif with important volcano-sedimentary contribution, possible, a greenstone belt, with high gold-bearing potential. (author)

  3. Guide to a Strategic Procurement Planning Approach on Regulated Commodity Markets

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    Seifert, Marcus; Wüst, Thorsten

    The access of Virtual Organizations to raw materials normally requires external resources. In many cases, the market for raw materials is regulated and the VO principles of trust, customer orientation etc. are not applicable. In consequence, the VO needs to provide reliable solutions for the customer while being dependent on the access to the required raw materials. The objective of the proposed paper is to present a guide to a strategic procurement planning for the manufacturing industry on regulated commodity markets. This guide can be used to evaluate specific sourcing options. The main goal of this guide is to identify the negative effects of market regulation at an early stage and reduce them by developing strategic alternatives. The successful application of this guide is demonstrated by the practical example of the refractory industry and one of their commodities, refractory grade bauxite.

  4. Water/rock interactions and mass transport within a thermal gradient Application to the confinement of high level nuclear waste

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    The initial stage of a high level nuclear waste disposal will be characterised by a large heat release within the near-field environment of the canisters. This heat flux caused by radioactive decay will lead to an increase of temperature and a subsequent thermal gradient between the 'hot' canisters and the 'cold'geological medium. In addition, this thermal gradient will decrease with time due to the heat decay although it could last hundred years. What will be the consequences of such a thermal field varying both on space and time for the alteration of the different constituents of the near field environment. In particular, what could be the effects on the radionuclides migration in the accidental case of an early breach of a canister during the thermal stage? This study brings significant answers to these questions in the light of a performance assessment study. This work is supported by a triple methodological approach involving experimental studies, modelling calculations and a natural analogues study. This complete work demonstrates that a thermal gradient leads to a large re-distribution of elements within the system: some elements are incorporated in the solid phases of the hot end (Si, Zr, Ca) whereas some others are in those of the cold end (Fe, Al, Zn). The confrontation of the results of very simple experiments with the results of a model built on equilibrium thermodynamics allow us to evidence the probable mechanisms causing this mass transport: out-of-equilibrium thermodiffusion processes coupled to irreversible precipitation. Moreover, the effects of the variation of temperatures with time is studied by the way of a natural system which underwent a similar temperature evolution as a disposal and which was initially rich in uranium: the Jurassic Alpine bauxites. In addition, part of the initial bauxite escaped this temperature transformations due to their incorporation in outer thrusting nappes. They are used as a reference. (author)

  5. Water/rock interactions and mass transport within a thermal gradient Application to the confinement of high level nuclear waste; Interactions solide/solution et transferts de matiere dans un gradient de temperature. Application au confinement des dechets nucleaires de haute-activite

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    Poinssot, Ch. [CEA Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France). Dept. d`Entreposage et de Stockage des Dechets]|[Ecole Normale Superieure, 92 - Fontenay-aux-Roses (France). Laboratoire de Geologie

    1998-12-31

    The initial stage of a high level nuclear waste disposal will be characterised by a large heat release within the near-field environment of the canisters. This heat flux caused by radioactive decay will lead to an increase of temperature and a subsequent thermal gradient between the `hot` canisters and the `cold`geological medium. In addition, this thermal gradient will decrease with time due to the heat decay although it could last hundred years. What will be the consequences of such a thermal field varying both on space and time for the alteration of the different constituents of the near field environment. In particular, what could be the effects on the radionuclides migration in the accidental case of an early breach of a canister during the thermal stage? This study brings significant answers to these questions in the light of a performance assessment study. This work is supported by a triple methodological approach involving experimental studies, modelling calculations and a natural analogues study. This complete work demonstrates that a thermal gradient leads to a large re-distribution of elements within the system: some elements are incorporated in the solid phases of the hot end (Si, Zr, Ca) whereas some others are in those of the cold end (Fe, Al, Zn). The confrontation of the results of very simple experiments with the results of a model built on equilibrium thermodynamics allow us to evidence the probable mechanisms causing this mass transport: out-of-equilibrium thermodiffusion processes coupled to irreversible precipitation. Moreover, the effects of the variation of temperatures with time is studied by the way of a natural system which underwent a similar temperature evolution as a disposal and which was initially rich in uranium: the Jurassic Alpine bauxites. In addition, part of the initial bauxite escaped this temperature transformations due to their incorporation in outer thrusting nappes. They are used as a reference. (author)

  6. Investigations into the control of agglomeration and defluidisation during fluidised-bed combustion of low-rank coals

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    Vuthaluru, H.B.; Linjewile, T.M.; Zhang, D.; Manzoori, A.R. [University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA (Australia). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    1999-03-01

    A laboratory scale spouted bed combustor was used to study the effectiveness of various control methodologies in alleviating ash-related problems such as particle agglomeration and bed defluidisation during bed combustion of low-rank coals. The three control techniques investigated are: (1) the use of mineral additives; (2) alternative bed materials; and (3) pretreatment of coal. Mineral additives including dolomite, two clays and gibbsite, were injected into the spouted bed combustor while burning a South Australian low-rank coal at 800{degree}C. Samples of the same coal treated with Al, water washing and acid washing were also tested in the spouted bed combustor. In addition, experiments were also conducted with alternative bed materials including bauxite and calcined sillimanite. Experiments showed that the three techniques reported in this paper are effective to different extents in reducing particle agglomeration and defluidisation. Among the mineral additives tested, gibbsite and a clay additive rich in kaolinite and sillimanite were found to be most effective. The use of calcined sillimanite and bauxite as alterative bed materials extended the combustion time before defluidisation occurred by 7 and 10 times, respectively, compared to silica sand. While A1 pretreatment and water-washing were found effective for control of agglomeration and defluidisation, acid-washing did not improve the operation of the bed burning this particular coal. Al enrichment in ash coating of bed particles which suppress the formation of Na and S rich eutectics was identified as the main mechanism for prevention of agglomeration and defluidisation by these control techniques. 10 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs.

  7. Remediation of ash problems in fluidised-bed combustors

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    Vuthaluru, H.B.; Zhang, D.K. [Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA (Australia). School of Chemical Engineering

    2001-03-01

    The paper reports the control methods for mitigating particle agglomeration and bed defluidisation during fluidised-bed combustion of low-rank coals. A laboratory scale spouted-bed combustion system is used to study the effectiveness of several control methods including the use of alternative bed materials, mineral additives, pretreatment of coal and coal blending. Sillimanite, bauxite, calcite and magnesite were used as alternative bed materials whereas mineral additives viz. clay, kaosil and bauxite were injected into the combustion system while burning South Australian low-rank coal at 800{degree}C. Samples of the same coal subjected to water-washing, Al pretreatment and Ca pretreatment are also tested in the spouted-bed combustor. In addition, experiments were conducted with several coal blends prepared at ratios of 50:50 and 90:10 from two lignites and one sub-bituminous coal. Experiments showed that all the control methods are effective to different extends in reducing ash problems and resulted in extended combustion operation. Tests with alternative bed materials and mineral additives showed trouble free-operation for longer periods (7-12 h at 800{degree}C) than with sand runs at the same bed temperature. Wet pretreatment and coal blending were also found to be effective and resulted in extended combustion operation (9-12 h at 800{degree}C). Chemical analyses indicated that formation of low temperature eutectics was suppressed by Al/Ca/Mg-rich phases in ash coating of bed particles. This was identified as the main mechanism for prevention of ash problems observed with the use of alternative bed materials, mineral additives, pretreated coals and coal blends. 23 refs., 9 figs., 7 tabs.

  8. Interaction of mining activities and aquatic environment: A review from Greek mine sites.

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    Vasileiou, Eleni; Kallioras, Andreas

    2016-04-01

    In Greece a significant amount of mineral and ore deposits have been recorded accompanied by large industrial interest and a long mining history. Today many active and/or abandoned mine sites are scattered within the country; while mining activities take place in different sites for exploiting various deposits (clay, limestone, slate, gypsum, kaolin, mixed sulphide ores (lead, zinc, olivine, pozzolan, quartz lignite, nickel, magnesite, aluminum, bauxite, gold, marbles etc). The most prominent recent ones are: (i) the lignite exploitation that is extended in the area of Ptolemais (Western Macedonia) and Megalopolis (Central Peloponnese); and (ii) the major bauxite deposits located in central Greece within the Parnassos-Ghiona geotectonic zone and on Euboea Island. In the latter area, significant ores of magnesite were exploited and mixed sulphide ores. Centuries of intensive mining exploitation and metallurgical treatment of lead-silver deposits in Greece, have also resulted in significant abandoned sites, such as the one in Lavrion. Mining activities in Lavrio, were initiated in ancient times and continued until the 1980s, resulting in the production of significant waste stockpiles deposited in the area, crucial for the local water resources. Ιn many mining sites, environmental pressures are also recorded after the mine closure to the aquatic environment, as the surface waters flow through waste dump areas and contaminated soils. This paper aims to the geospatial visualization of the mining activities in Greece, in connection to their negative (surface- and/or ground-water pollution; overpumping due to extensive dewatering practices) or positive (enhanced groundwater recharge; pit lakes, improvement of water budget in the catchment scale) impacts on local water resources.

  9. Recovery of value-added products from red mud and foundry bag-house dust

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    Hammond, Keegan

    "Waste is wasted if you waste it, otherwise it is a resource. Resource is wasted if you ignore it and do not conserve it with holistic best practices and reduce societal costs. Resource is for the transformation of people and society." Red mud is a worldwide problem with reserves in the hundreds of millions of tons and tens of millions of tons being added annually. Currently there is not an effective way to deal with this byproduct of the Bayer Process, the primary means of refining bauxite ore in order to provide alumina. This alumina is then treated by electrolysis using the Hall-Heroult process to produce elemental aluminum. The resulting mud is a mixture of solid and metallic oxides, and has proven to be a great disposal problem. This disposal problem is compounded by the fact that the typical bauxite processing plant produces up to three times as much red mud as alumina. Current practice of disposal is to store red mud in retention ponds until an economical fix can be discovered. The danger associated with this current method of storage is immense to the surrounding communities and environment, thus the interest from the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3). The purpose of this document is to explain one way to remove the value added materials, primarily iron, from the Jamaican red mud using both pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical approaches. In the beginning, soda ash and carbon roasting were completed simultaneously at 800°C. This type of roasting produced results that were unacceptable. After the soda ash roast was completed independently of carbon roasting, a water wash produced results that separations of alumina at 90%, Iron at 99%, calcium at 99%, titanium t 100%, and sodium by 74%. Smelting produced separations of 97% for alumina, 99% for iron, 87% for sodium, 94% for calcium and 72% for titanium.

  10. Use of neutralized industrial residue to stabilize trace elements (Cu, Cd, Zn, As, Mo, and Cr) in marine dredged sediment from South-East of France.

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    Taneez, Mehwish; Marmier, Nicolas; Hurel, Charlotte

    2016-05-01

    Management of marine dredged sediments polluted with trace elements is prime issue in the French Mediterranean coast. The polluted sediments possess ecological threats to surrounding environment on land disposal. Therefore, stabilization of contaminants in multi-contaminated marine dredged sediment is a promising technique. Present study aimed to assess the effect of gypsum neutralized bauxaline(®) (bauxite residue) to decrease the availability of pollutants and inherent toxicity of marine dredged sediment. Bauxaline(®), (alumia industry waste) contains high content of iron oxide but its high alkalinity makes it not suitable for the stabilization of all trace elements from multi-contaminated dredged sediments. In this study, neutralized bauxaline(®) was prepared by mixing bauxaline(®) with 5% of plaster. Experiments were carried out for 3 months to study the effect of 5% and 20% amendment rate on the availability of Cu, Cd, Zn, As, Mo, and Cr. Trace elements concentration, pH, EC and dissolved organic carbon were measured in all leachates. Toxicity of leachates was assessed against marine rotifers Brachionus plicatilis. The Results showed that both treatments have immobilization capacity against different pollutants. Significant stabilization of contaminants (Cu, Cd, Zn) was achieved with 20% application rate whereas As, Mo, and Cr were slightly stabilized. Toxicity results revealed that leachates collected from treated sediment were less toxic than the control sediment. These results suggest that application of neutralized bauxaline(®) to dredged sediment is an effective approach to manage large quantities of dredged sediments as well as bauxite residue itself. PMID:26894678

  11. 食品添加剂明矾生产新工艺研究%Study on new technology of alum as food additive

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    何青峰; 杨玉梅

    2013-01-01

    介绍一种由氢氧化铝代替铝土矿生产食品添加剂明矾(十二水合硫酸铝钾)的新工艺.使用氢氧化铝与硫酸、硫酸钾在搪瓷反应釜内一步反应,再通过结晶、破碎、包装等工序,得到优质的明矾产品.解决了用铝土矿为原料生产明矾产品带来的重金属超标问题,并且大大缩短了工艺流程,减少了能源消耗同时杜绝了矿渣的产生.以氢氧化铝为原料生产食品添加剂明矾具有工艺流程短、环保、安全、产品质量好等特点.%A new technology,which uses aluminum hydroxide instead of bauxite for the production of food additive alum was introduced.In the process,aluminum hydroxide,sulfuric acid,and potassium sulfate completely reacted in an enamel reactor.And then high-quality alum could be obtained through the procedures,such as crystallization,crushing,and packing.The new technology solved the problem of exceeded heavy metals when using bauxite as raw material.Furthermore,it greatly shortened the process flow,reduced energy consumption and prevented the generation of slag.Therefore,the new technology has many advantages,such as short flow,environmental-friendly,safety,and high-quality.

  12. AGRONOMIC EFFICIENCY OF NATURAL PHOSPHATES AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON SOIL AVAILABLE PHOSPHORUS ON TWO CERRADO SOILS EFICIÊNCIA AGRONÔMICA DE FOSFATOS NATURAIS E SUA INFLUÊNCIA NO FÓSFORO DISPONÍVEL EM DOIS SOLOS DE CERRADO

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    To evaluate the agronomic efficiency of natural phosphates soybean was grown in two oxisols under cerrado vegetation, using apatites (Araxá, Patos de Minas, Tapira, Abaeté, and Catalão, phosphoric bauxites (Pirocaua and Phospal, Gafsa hyperphosphate, nd IPT thermophosphate, using triple superphosphate as a control. he agronomic efficiency indexes found were: a apatites - Araxá nd Abaeté, 27%; Patos de Minas, 13%; Tapira, 5%, and Catalão, %; b phosphoric bauxites - Pirocaua, 41% and Phospal, 50%; c hermophosphate IPT, 97% and hyperphosphate of Gafsa, 102%. he acid extractor Mehclich-1 overestimates available P when nsoluble apatites are applied to soils. Bray-1 and Bray-2 extractors referably solubilize the aluminum phosphates from phosphoric auxites. Critical levels of soil available phosphorus are suitably stimated by Bray-1 extractant when apatitic phosphates and by ehlich-1 extractant phosphoric bauxites are applied.

    KEY-WORDS: Oxisols; soybeans; phosphates sources; chemical extractors; soybean.

    Conduziram-se experimentos de avaliação de fosfatos naturais em latossolo vermelho-escuro distrófico (textura média e latossolo roxo distrófico (textura argilosa, fase cerrado, no Estado de Goiás. Usaram-se a soja como planta-teste, curvas de resposta com superfosfato triplo (SFT como padrão e como fontes de fósforo as apatitas de Araxá, Patos de Minas, Tapira, Abaeté e Catalão, as bauxitas fosfóricas de Pirocaua (Maranhão e Phospal (Senegal, o hiperfosfato de Gafsa e o termofosfato IPT. Obtiveram-se os seguintes índices de eficiência agronômica (IEA: a apatitas – Abaeté e Araxá: 27%; Patos de Minas: 13%; Tapira: 5%; e Catalão: 2%; b termofosfato IPT: 97% e o hiperfosfato reativo de Gafsa, 102%; c bauxitas de Pirocaua, 41% e Phospal: 50%. Os extratores Mehlich-1, Bray-1

  13. Suriname.

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    1984-10-01

    A summary description of Suriname's population, geography, history, government, economy, and foreign relations is provided. Suriname, a tropical country, situated on the northern coast of South America, consists of a coastal zone, a central forested region, and a sparsely populated southern savanna zone. Most of the country's approximately 400,000 inhabitants live in the coastal zone, which contains most of the country's agricultural land. The population is ethnically diverse and is 37% Hindustani, 31% Creole, 15.3% Javanese, 10.3% Bush Negro, 2.7% Amerindian, 2.7% Chinese, and 1% European. European settlement began in 1651. Between 1667-1815 the country was rule alternately by the Netherlands and Great Britian. In 1975 Suriname obtained independence from the Netherlands and was governed as a parliamentary democracy between 1975-80. In 1980 the government was overthrown by a military coup, and the constitution was suspended. Although there have been several changes in government structure and leadership since 1980, the country continues to be ruled by military decree. In 1984 a Supreme Council, composed of representives of the military, labor federations, and business organizations and chaired by the army commander, Desire D. Bouterse, was established. Although ultimate authority resides in the commander and in the military, there is also a Council of Ministers, composed of labor and business leaders and headed by the Minister-President, L.F. Ramdat-Misier. The government exerts considerable control over the news media. During the colonial era, a plantation economy, based on the production of cocoa, coffee, sugar, and cotton, was established. The system was supported first by African slave labor, and then by Asian contract agricultural laborers. Suriname's current economy is based largely on the mining, processing and exporting of bauxite. The bauxite industry is dominated by the Suriname Aluminum Company, a subsidiary of the Aluminum Company of America, and by the

  14. NOVAS APLICAÇÕES DE SISTEMAS SFE "HOME MADE": III. ENERGIA QUÍMICA E ELÉTRICA

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    Fernando M. LANÇAS

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta três aplicações da SFE com diferentes fluídos supercríticos, matrizes e sistemas de extração. Um sistema estático "home made" foi utilizado na pesquisa de fontes alternativas de insumos químicos e energéticos tais como o bagaço de cana-de-açucar e o carvão mineral. Foram usados, respectivamente, o etanol (sem e com catalisador e o tolueno como fluídos extratores e hidrogênio como gás de pressurização. Na extração dos contaminantes do óleo mineral adsorvidos em bauxita, foi utilizado o dióxido de carbono como fluído extrator em um sistema "home made"/dinâmico. Estudos visando a maximização do rendimento de alguns dos processos também foram realizados, utilizando o planejamento fatorial e a metodologia da superfície de resposta. Os produtos de maior interesse neste trabalho (fração de resinas, obtidos do processo de extração do bagaço de cana-de-açucar e aqueles contaminantes do óleo isolante adsorvidos em bauxita extraídos com fluídos supercríticos foram caracterizados usando cromatografia gasosa de alta resolução com detector de ionização de chama (CGAR - DIC e cromatografia gasosa de alta resolução com detector seletivo de massas (CGAR - EM após fracionamento por cromatografia líquida preparativa em 8 frações distintas.This work presents three aplications of SFE with different supercritical fluids, samples and extraction systems. A home made static system was utilized in the search for alternative chemicals and energetics resources such as sugar cane bagasse and mineral coal. Ethanol (with and without catalyst and toluene were used, respectively ,as extraction fluids and hydrogen as pressurization gas. The adsorbed contaminants of mineral oil in bauxite were also extracted with carbon dioxide as extractor fluid in a home made dinamical system. Maximization of yields in some processes was studied using factorial design and response surface methodologies. The products

  15. A study on the recycling of aluminium alloy 7075 scrap

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    Oezer, Goekhan [Yildiz Technical Univ., Yildiz (TR). Balkan Centre of Advanced Casting Technologies (BACAT); Marsoglu, Muezeyyen [Yildiz Technical Univ., Yildiz (Turkey). Dept. for Metal and Materials Science Engineering; Burgucu, Sarp

    2012-07-01

    Aluminium and its alloys have recently become an important metal whose area and amount of usage increase more and more, due to their mechanical properties, recycling ability, and penetrability. If it is considered that the bauxite, which is the raw material of aluminium is rare on earth, and also the area and amount of aluminium usage increases over time, the importance of aluminium recycling goes up. aluminium recycling has become crucial by means of both, the potential of the scrap's dependant increase on usage and the primary aluminium production, as it is providing energy and cost savings. 7xxx grades of scrap are collected with other scrap of aluminium alloys in one turn and recycled all together. As the regain of these alloys is not done by isolation of the various grades, the finally recycled ingots result in lower grades. High value aluminium scrap is regrettably not recovered, as it was anticipated. This study is dealing with 7075 aluminium alloys originated from discharged blow molding tools and the rest piece cuttings of blocks and plates. The material has been subjected to an induction furnace, and has been remelted into small ingots and hardened according to 7075 aluminium alloy parameters (hardening aluminium tooling). [German] Aluminium und seine Legierungen sind in den letzten Jahren aufgrund ihrer mechanischen Eigenschaften, ihrer Recyclingfaehigkeit und ihrer Durchlaessigkeit immer bedeutendere metallische Werkstoffe geworden. Unter Beruecksichtigung, dass Bauxit als Rohmaterial selten auf der Erde vorkommt und der Verbrauch mit der Zeit steigt, waechst die Bedeutung des Recyclings von Aluminium. Aluminiumrecycling, zumal es Energieund Kosteneinsparungen ermoeglicht, ist sowohl fuer die schrottabhaengigen Verwendungspotentiale und die PrimaerAluminiumproduktion gleichermassen bedeutend geworden. Die 7xxxx Schrottlegierungen werden in einem Arbeitsgang mit dem Schrott aus anderen Aluminiumlegierungen gesammelt und recycled. Da die

  16. Deciphering post-Deccan weathering and erosion history of South Indian Archean rocks from cryptomelane 40Ar-39Ar dating

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    Bonnet, Nicolas; Arnaud, Nicolas; Beauvais, Anicet; Chardon, Dominique

    2015-04-01

    Since the extrusion of Deccan traps ~ 63 Ma ago, weathering and erosion processes have shaped the landscapes of this Peninsula India. This resulted in pervasive bauxitic weathering on traps and deep lateritic weathering of their basement on either side of the Western Ghats Escarpment, which separates a coastal lowland from an East-dipping highland plateau. Mn-rich lateritic profiles formed by supergene weathering of Late Archean manganiferous protores in the different greenstone belts are exposed on relict paleosurfaces, which are preserved at different elevations on the highland plateau and in the coastal lowland, allowing for direct comparison of paleosurfaces and geomorphological processes across one of the most prominent relief in the Indian peninsula. Detailed petrological and geochemical investigations of samples collected in the different Mn-rich lateritic profiles allowed for precise characterization of cryptomelane [Kx Mn8-xIV MnxIII O16, nH2O], a Mn-oxide suitable for 40Ar-39Ar dating. The ages obtained document major weathering periods at ~ 53-50 Ma, ~ 40-32 Ma, and ~ 30-23 Ma in the highland profiles, and ~ 47-45 Ma, ~ 24-19 Ma and a younger age at ~ 9 Ma in the coastal lowland profiles. The age clusters are in good agreement with major regional and global Cenozoic paleoclimatic events, e.g., the Eocene climatic optimum and the early beginnings of Asian monsoons at ~ 40 Ma. The old ages obtained both in the coastal lowland and high plateau indicate synchronous lateritic (mostly bauxitic) weathering on both sides of the escarpment. The ages also indicate that most of the incision and dissection of plateau landsurfaces must have taken place during successive periods after 45, 32 and 23 Ma, while the coastal lowland surface was only weakly incised after 19 Ma. Our results thus document post-Eocene divergent erosion and weathering histories across the escarpment since it was formed at least 47 Ma ago, suggesting installation of a dual climatic regime on

  17. Manupulation of microstructure, phase evolution and mechanical properties by devitrification of andesite for use as proppant

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    Small, roughly spherical ceramic particles, approximately 1mm in size are used for a number of applications including casting sands, catalysts, and cement fillers. The oil and natural gas industry utilizes such materials in tonnage quantities yearly as extraction aids. Particles intended for this application are referred to as proppants. Proppants are composed of materials that differ by density, strength and cost, and are selected on a site by site basis. Recently, competing usage and depletion of reserves of one of the most popular category of proppant materials, sintered aluminosilicates (e.g. kaolinite, bauxite) have driven the need for alternative raw materials for proppant manufacturing. Andesite, a by-product of mining operations in the south-west United States was identified as an abundant, readily available, and low cost alternative proppant material that can be fused and net-shaped into a glass which when crystallized results in microstructures which may offer substantial toughening and fracture characteristics which may serve to their advantage for use as proppants that do not decrease the permeability ("blind") the particle bed. This study addressed the devitrification behavior and its role on the mechanical properties of andesite-based glass-ceramic spheres for use as proppants. Timetemperature- transformation studies were performed to evaluate the devitrification behavior of andesite glass. Crystalline phase evolution and microstructural development were evaluated using quantitative x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, differential thermal analysis, and spectrophotometry. The andesite glass devitrification commenced with the precipitation of iron oxides (magnetite) which served as seeds for the epitaxial growth of dendritic pyroxenes. Mechanical properties, such as diametral compressive strength, fracture toughness, hardness, and fracture morphology were correlated with crystalline phase evolution. Selected heat treatments resulting in the

  18. Morphology and morphometry of the reproductive system of female Saguinus midas (Linnaeus, 1758).

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    Monteiro, Nathaly Cristine Da Silva; De Lima, Ana Rita; De Carvalho, Ana Flávia; De Carvalho Garcia, Rafael; Therrier, Joanne; Souza, Ana Carla Barros; Pereira, Luiza Correia; Branco, Erika

    2012-06-01

    In this article, the reproductive system's morphology of three young animals of the species Saguinus midas, from the bauxite mine in Paragominas, is described. The specimens were fixed and preserved in a solution of 10% aqueous formaldehyde, followed by dissection, measurement of the genital organs (uterus, vagina, ovaries, and uterine tubes), and histological processing. The vulva is delimited by the labia, with a clitoris. It is lined by keratinized stratified squamous epithelium with sebaceous glands of holocrine secretion. The vagina is an elongated tube with an average length of 26 mm and diameter of 1 mm, presenting a non-keratinized squamous epithelium, disposed between the vestibule of the vagina and cervix, the latter being relatively short. The uterus is simple, has globular shape and is located in the caudal portion of the abdominal cavity, with an average length of 14 mm and average width of 7 mm. It is formed by vascular and serous layers of muscles, and undergoes a bifurcation to form two structures on the bottom of blind sac. The uterine tubes are long and convoluted with an average length of 35 mm (right) and 36 mm (left), consisting of loose connective tissue and muscle layer lined by simple ciliated columnar epithelium. The ovaries are large and ellipsoid with smooth surface. Histologically, one animal showed ovulation fosse. PMID:22131285

  19. Intensifying digestion of diaspore and separation of alumina and silica

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    李小斌; 彭志宏; 刘桂华; 周秋生

    2003-01-01

    It was found that there lies a linear relationship among the thermodynamic data of complicate inorganic compounds with similar components. A method for estimating the thermodynamic data of complicate compound and a thermodynamic database involving alumina production were developed. It was found that the alumina digestion rate of activated diasporic bauxite by means of heat field increased much due to the structure aberration, i.e, from perfect structure to unstable corundum. The results from thermodynamic calculation and experiments showed that it was feasible for desilication at atmospheric pressure, and the effects on equilibrium concentration of SiO2 included temperature, mole ratio of Na2O/Al2O3 (αk), caustic and Na+ concentration. The technology of desilication of green liquor at atmosphere and separation of alumina and silica in aluminate solution with high concentration were established. The reaction activity of compounds containing silica and the converting law among compounds were studied, and the prototype technology of desilication products by hydrotreatment was also developed.

  20. Mineralized lateritic profile in Sn, Zr, Th, Nb, Y and ETR (Serra do Madeira - Pitinga - AM): mineralogical characteristics and geochemical evolution

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    The Pitinga region is located in the north 250 km far from Manaus, in the Amazonas State, Brazil. The Serra do Madeira is the local name of one hill located in the Madeira granite with important primary and supergenic mineralizations of Sn (cassiterite), Zr (zircon), Th (thorite), Nb (columbite and pyroclore), Y and REE (xenotime). The Serra do Madeira was constituted by a lateritic profile with 20 m of thickness where were identified seven horizons: parent rock, saprolite, clayey, bauxitic, concretionary, coluvion and latosol. The lateritization promoted the chemistry instability of the parent-rock forming a clayey material where Al2O3, Fe2O3, Sn, Th and Nb were enriched as kaolinite, gibbsite, hematite, goethite, cassiterite, zircon, thorite and columbite; SiO2, FeO, CaO, Na2O, K2O, F, Pb, Rb, and U were leached as quartz, K-feldspar, plagioclase, riebeckite/arfvedsonite, biotite, and iron sulfides; Y, P and ETR were enriched and leached correlated to xenotime, bastnaesite, fluorcerite and probably churchite and ytriofluorite

  1. Red mud characterization using nuclear analytical techniques

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    Red mud is a toxic waste left as a byproduct in aluminum production Bayer process. Since it contains significant concentrations of other chemical elements interesting for industry, including REE, it is also potential secondary ore source. Recent events in some countries have shown that red mud presents a serious environmental hazard if not properly stored. The subject of our study is the red mud from an ex-aluminum plant in Obrovac, Croatia, left from processing of bauxite mined during late 70's and early 80's at the eastern Adriatic coast and since than stored in open concrete basins for more than 30 years. We have used energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis (both tube and radioactive source excitation), fast neutron activation analysis and passive gamma spectrometry to identify a number of elements present in the red mud, their concentration levels and radioactivity in the red mud. The high concentrations of Al, Si, Ca, Ti and Fe have been measured. Chemical elements Sc, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, As, Se, Br, Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Pb, Th and U were found in lower concentrations. No significant levels of radioactivity have been measured. (authors)

  2. Iron and aluminium oxides containing industrial wastes as adsorbents of heavy metals: Application possibilities and limitations.

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    Jacukowicz-Sobala, Irena; Ociński, Daniel; Kociołek-Balawejder, Elżbieta

    2015-07-01

    Industrial wastes with a high iron or aluminium oxide content are produced in huge quantities as by-products of water treatment (water treatment residuals), bauxite processing (red mud) and hard and brown coal burning in power plants (fly ash). Although they vary in their composition, the wastes have one thing in common--a high content of amorphous iron and/or aluminium oxides with a large specific surface area, whereby this group of wastes shows very good adsorbability towards heavy metals, arsenates, selenates, etc. But their physical form makes their utilisation quite difficult, since it is not easy to separate the spent sorbent from the solution and high bed hydraulic resistances occur in dynamic regime processes. Nevertheless, because of the potential benefits of utilising the wastes in industrial effluent treatment, this issue attracts much attention today. This study describes in detail the waste generation processes, the chemical structure of the wastes, their physicochemical properties, and the mechanisms of fixing heavy metals and semimetals on the surface of iron and aluminium oxides. Typical compositions of wastes generated in selected industrial plants are given. A detailed survey of the literature on the adsorption applications of the wastes, including methods of their thermal and chemical activation, as well as regeneration of the spent sorbents, is presented. The existing and potential ways of modifying the physical form of the discussed group of wastes, making it possible to overcome the basic limitation on their practical use, are discussed. PMID:26060197

  3. Leaching of metals from fresh and sintered red mud.

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    Ghosh, Indrani; Guha, Saumyen; Balasubramaniam, R; Kumar, A V Ramesh

    2011-01-30

    The disposal of red mud, a solid waste generated during the extraction of alumina from bauxite, is one of the major problems faced by the aluminum industry. Proper disposal followed by its utilization, for example as bricks, can provide a satisfactory solution to this problem. Pollution potential of red mud and its finished product, due to metals leaching out from them under certain environmental conditions, need to be studied. Sintering of red mud was performed in a resistance type vertical tube furnace to simulate the brick-making conditions in lab-scale. Leachability of metals in red mud and the sintered product was evaluated by performing sequential extraction experiments on both. The metals studied were the 'macro metals' iron and aluminum and the 'trace metals' copper and chromium. The total extractabilities of all the metals estimated by the microwave digestion of red mud samples decreased due to sintering. The leachability in sequential extraction of the macro metals iron and aluminum, on the other hand, increased due to sintering in all phases of sequential extraction. However, the effect of sintering on the leachability of the trace metals by sequential extraction was different for copper and chromium in different fractions of sequential extraction. PMID:21035262

  4. Chemical stabilization of metals in mine wastes by transformed red mud and other iron compounds: laboratory tests.

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    Ardau, C; Lattanzi, P; Peretti, R; Zucca, A

    2014-01-01

    A series of static and kinetic laboratory-scale tests were designed in order to evaluate the efficacy of transformed red mud (TRM) from bauxite refining residues, commercial zero-valent iron, and synthetic iron (III) hydroxides as sorbents/reagents to minimize the generation of acid drainage and the release of toxic elements from multi-contaminant-laden mine wastes. In particular, in some column experiments the percolation of meteoric water through a waste pile, alternated with periods of dryness, was simulated. Wastes were placed in columns together with sorbents/reagents in three different set-ups: as blended amendment (mixing method), as a bed at the bottom of the column (filtration method), or as a combination of the two previous methods. The filtration methods, which simulate the creation of a permeable reactive barrier downstream of a waste pile, are the most effective, while the use of sorbents/reagents as amendments leads to unsatisfactory results, because of the selective removal of only some contaminants. The efficacy of the filtration method is not significantly affected by the periods of dryness, except for a temporary rise of metal contents in the leachates due to dissolution of soluble salts formed upon evaporation in the dry periods. These results offer original information on advantages/limits in the use of TRM for the treatment of multi-contaminant-laden mine wastes, and represent the starting point for experimentation at larger scale. PMID:25244134

  5. Investigation of natural radionuclides in selected NORM-samples

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    A programme has been initiated by the Coordinating Office for Monitoring of enhanced natural radioactivity of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection to investigate different kinds of sample materials with enhanced naturally occurring radioactivity (NORM) such as scales from oilfield and naturally gasfield pipes, blast furnace sludge and sinter dust from the production of pig iron, as well as bauxit and red mud from the production of aluminium oxide. The aim of these investigations is to find proper preparation and measuring methods which allow, in particular, a sample treatment with optimised effort combined with a reliable determination of the specific activities of the dominating radionuclides. Of particular interest is the method of gamma-ray spectrometry, since this method has been used for most of our studies of sample materials. Due to different compositions of calibration and NORM-samples, e.g. different densities, and the analysis of low-energy gamma-rays such as the 46.54 keV line originating from the decay of Pb-210, the self-absorption of gamma-rays in the samples plays and important role and has been taken into account carefully. (orig.)

  6. Evaluation of red mud as pozzolanic material in replacement of cement for production of mortars; Avaliacao da lama vermelha como material pozolanico em substituicao ao cimento para producao de argamassas

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    Manfroi, E.P.; Cheriaf, M.; Rocha, J.C., E-mail: elizmanfroi@yahoo.com.b, E-mail: malik@valores.ufsc.b [Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, SC (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Civil

    2010-07-01

    Red mud is a by-product of the alkaline extraction of aluminum from the bauxite and represents a renewed environmental problem due the significant annual throughput by the plants. In the present work, the pozzolanic properties of Brazilian red mud fired at 600, 700, 800 and 900 deg C were investigated by monitoring lime consumption using DTA analysis and Brazilian standard methodology NBR 5772 (1992). Products and kinetics of hydration were determined in cement pastes produced with 5 and 15% red mud using x-ray diffraction and DTA analysis. Compressive strength and capillary absorption tests were realized on mortars constituted by 5, 10 and 15% red mud in replacement of cement. When calcined at 600 deg C, the red mud develops good pozzolanic properties, and the compressive strength of mortars produced with this waste meet values in accordance with regulatory standard. These results shown than red mud can be used, in partial replacement of cement, as new construction material to produce sustainable mortars with low environmental impact. (author)

  7. Institutional arrangements for the reduction of proliferation risks formulation, evaluation, and implementation of institutional concepts. Appendices

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    The purpose of this supporting analysis is to provide a foundation for developing a model, an international or multinational institution capable of accomodating the back end of the fuel cycle, while meeting US nonproliferation goals. The analysis is based on a review of selected, defunct and extant institutions which, although not necessarily concerned with nonproliferation, have faced a trade-off between acceptability and effectiveness in meeting their objectives. Discussion of the various institutions is divided into three categories: international organizations, multinational consortia, and cartels or producer associations. Examples of international organizations include the International Seabed Authority, Intelsat, the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The International Seabed Authority is discussed. Multinational consortia are organizations that have been developed primarily to meet common commercial objectives. Membership includes at least three member nations. Examples include the Scandinavian Airline System (SAS), URENCO, Unilever, Royal Dutch Shell, Eurochemic, Eurodif, Euratom, European Coal and Steel Community, and Serena. Cartels or producer associations are multinational agreements that restrict market forces; viz, production, market share, customers or prices. Examples include the Intergovernmental Council of Copper Exporting Countries (CIPEC), the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and the Fifth International Tin Agreement (ITA), as well as agreements governing diamonds and uranium, bauxite and coffee. OPEC, CIPEC and ITA are discussed

  8. N-(6-(hydroxyamino)-6-oxohexyl) decanamide collector: Flotation performance and adsorption mechanism to diaspore

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    Deng, Lanqing [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China); Key Laboratory of Yueyang Chinese Herbal Utilization, Yueyang Vocational Technical College, Yueyang 414000 (China); Wang, Shuai [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China); Zhong, Hong, E-mail: zhongh@csu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China); Liu, Guangyi, E-mail: guangyiliu@csu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China)

    2015-08-30

    Graphical abstract: The potential absorption model of NHOD on diaspore surface. - Highlights: • A novel surfactant NHOD was first introduced as diaspore flotation collector. • NHOD exhibited superior collecting power to diaspore against gangue. • NHOD's has double active centers to mineral surfaces and double hydrophobic groups. • NHOD molecules formed intermolecular hydrogen bonds on diaspore surfaces. - Abstract: In this paper, a novel surfactant, N-(6-(hydroxyamino)-6-oxohexyl)decanamide (NHOD) was synthesized and used as a collector for flotation separation of diaspore and aluminosilicate minerals. The adsorption mechanism of NHOD onto diaspore was also investigated by FTIR spectra, zeta potential measurement and XPS. The flotation results demonstrated that NHOD exhibited superior collecting power to diaspore and selectivity against kaolinite and illite and could effectively realize flotation recovery of diaspore from bauxite ores contained aluminosilicate minerals under neutral conditions. The results of XPS, FTIR spectra and zeta potential illustrated that at around pH 7.0, NHOD might chemisorb on diaspore surfaces through Al−O coordination bonds formed by binding its −C(=O)NHOH or −C(=O)NH− chelate groups with aluminum atoms on diaspore surfaces. NHOD's unique properties, such as characteristic bond patterns onto diaspore surfaces, two hydrophobic groups, and intermolecular hydrogen bonds between neighboring NHOD molecules coated on diaspore surfaces, rendered it to be a superior flotation collector for diaspore.

  9. Implementation of industrial waste ferrochrome slag in conventional and low cement castables: Effect of calcined alumina

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A new class of conventional and low-cement ferrochrome slag-based castables were prepared from 40 wt.% ferrochrome slag and 45 wt.% calcined bauxite. Rest fraction varied between high alumina cement (HAC acting as hydraulic binder and calcined alumina as pore filling additive. Standard ASTM size briquettes were prepared for crushing and bending strengths evaluation, and the samples were then subjected to firing at 800, 1100 and 1300 °C for a soaking period of 3 h. The microstructure and refractory properties of the prepared castables have been investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD, scanning electron microscopy (SEM, cold crushing strength, modulus of rupture and permanent linear changes (PLCs test. Castables show good volume stability (linear change <0.7% at 1300 °C. The outcomes of these investigations were efficacious and in accordance with previously reported data of similar compositions. High thermo-mechanical and physico-chemical properties were attained pointing out an outstanding potential to increase the refractory lining working life of non-recovery coke oven and reheating furnaces.

  10. In situ diffraction studies of scale formation under Bayer processing conditions

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    Full text: The Bayer process is used to extract alumina (AI203) from bauxite ore. The efficiency of the proc severely compromised by the build-up of insoluble species (scale) on the surfaces of mild process equipment, which impedes the material flow through, and heat transfer to, the pr streams [1]. In precipitation areas operating at 60-8 C gibbsite, AI(OHh, scales predominate the spent liquor heaters which typically operate at 150-2500C, sodalite and cancrinite-type s aluminosilicate scales are formed (1). An improved understanding of the scale formation mechanism may lead to the development of a practical and economic method for scale prevention. Characterisation of the structure, composition and crystallographic orientation of phases present early stages of formation is crucial for this understanding, making x-ray and neutron diffraction important analytical techniques. In situ synchrotron x-ray diffraction experiments were performed Australian Synchrotron during AI(OHh deposition on mild steel substrates using a purpose built stainless steel flow cell (3). The high resolution data enabled identification of three polymors AI(OH)3 (gibbsite, bayerite and nordtsrandite) in the deposited material, each displaying ori growth along (001). Additional in situ synchrotron XRD experiments, where AI(OH)3 precipitatiol 'seeded' with various iron oxides and oxyhydroxides, have also been performed and some ' results will be discussed. Similar neutron diffraction experiments on Wombat are planned investigations of seeded aluminosilicate precipitation at 150-2500C using an Inconel hydrothermal cell.

  11. Mechanical Properties of Solid-State Recycled 4xxx Aluminum Alloy Chips

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    Tokarski, Tomasz

    2016-06-01

    The direct production of aluminum from bauxite ores is known to be a very energetic-intensive operation compared to other metallurgical processes. Due to energy issues and the rapid increase in aluminum demand, new kinds of aluminum production processes are required. Aluminum waste recycling, which has an advantage of lowering the cost of electric power consumption, is considered to be an alternative route for material manufacturing. In this work, the way of reusing aluminum EN-AC 44000 alloy scraps by hot extrusion was presented. Metal chips of different sizes and morphology were cold compacted into billet form and then hot extruded. Mechanical properties investigations combined with microstructure observations were performed. Mechanical anisotropy behavior of material was evaluated on the base of tensile test experiments performed on samples machined at 0°, 45°, and 90°, respectively, to the extrusion direction. It was found that the initial size of the chips has an influence on the mechanical properties of the received profiles. Samples produced from fine chips revealed higher tensile strength in comparison to larger chips, which can be attributed to a refined microstructure containing fine, hard Si particles and Fe-rich intermetallic phases. Finally, it was found that anisotropic behavior of chip-based profiles is similar to conventionally cast and extruded materials which prove good bonding quality between chips.

  12. Application of a low-yield neutron generator for rapid evaluation of alumino-silicate ores from Nigeria by FNAA

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    A rapid analytical procedure based on low-yield of neutrons produced by a sealed-tube; 14 MeV neutron generator has been used for the determination of the Al and Si contents of alumino-silicate ores from Nigeria. Primary fast neutron flux reaching the sample and standard were monitored by high-purity Al foils and checked by a BF3 neutron counter system. Analytical grade Al2O3 and SiO2 chemical powders were used as standards while the analytical quality control of the procedure was checked by Bauxite (BCS-395) and Portland Cement (BCS-372) certified reference materials. The deviations of our measured values from the certified values were found to be 1.6% and 1.3% for Al and Si. Detection limits of the set-up for Al and Si were deduced to be 2.7 and 0.9 wt%; Respectively. Results are hereby presented for some industrial raw materials

  13. Hearing conservation in the primary aluminium industry

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    Frisch, N.; Dixon-Ernst, C.; Chesson, B. J.; Cullen, M. R.

    2016-01-01

    Background Noise-induced hearing loss has been an intractable problem for heavy industry. Aims To report our experience in reducing the incidence of age-corrected confirmed 10 dB hearing shifts (averaged over 2, 3 and 4kHz) in employees in the primary aluminium industry in Australia over the period 2006–13. Methods We analysed annual audiometric data to determine the number of permanent hearing shifts that occurred in employees in two bauxite mines, three alumina refineries and two aluminium smelters. Annual hearing shift rates were calculated based on the number of employees tested per year. Hearing conservation initiatives undertaken during the study period are described. An assessment of similar exposure group noise exposures was also undertaken to determine the magnitude of noise exposure reduction during the study period. Results Across all operations, hearing shift rates declined from 5.5% per year in 2006 to 1.3% per year in 2013 (P < 0.001). The decline in shift rates was greater in mines and refineries, where baseline shift rates were higher, than in smelter workers. Modest reductions in noise exposure occurred during the study period. Conclusions We observed a substantial decline in hearing shift rates during the study period. We describe the hearing conservation initiatives that were collectively associated with this decline. We suspect these initiatives could be deployed relatively easily and at modest cost in other industries with noise-exposed employees. PMID:26470945

  14. Measurement of alkali-vapor emission from pressurized fluidized-bed combustion of Illinois coals

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    Lee, S.H.D.; Teats, F.G.; Swift, W.M. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Banerjee, D.D. (Illinois Clean Coal Inst., Carterville, IL (United States))

    1993-01-01

    Two Illinois Herrin No. 6 coals and one Illinois Springfield No. 5 coal were separately combusted in a laboratory-scale (15-cm dia) pressurized fluidized-bed combustor (PFBC) combined with an alkali sorber. These coals were combusted in a fluidized bed of Tymochtee dolomite at temperatures ranging from 910 to 950[degree]C and a system pressure of 9.2 atm absolute. Alkali-vapor emission (Na and K) in the PFBC flue gas was determined by the analytical activated-bauxite sorber bed technique developed at Argonne National Laboratory. The test results showed that sodium is the major alkali-vapor species present in the PFBC flue gas, and that the level of sodium-vapor emission increases linearly with both Na and Cl contents in the coals. This suggests that the sodium-vapor emission results from direct vaporization of NaCl present in the coals. The measured alkali-vapor concentration (Na + K), 67 to 190 ppbW, is more than 2.5 times greater than the allowable alkali limit of 24 ppb for an industrial gas turbine. Combusting these coals in a PFBC for power generation may require developing a method to control alkali vapors.

  15. Measurement of alkali-vapor emission from pressurized fluidized-bed combustion of Illinois coals

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    Lee, S.H.D.; Teats, F.G.; Swift, W.M. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Banerjee, D.D. [Illinois Clean Coal Inst., Carterville, IL (United States)

    1993-04-01

    Two Illinois Herrin No. 6 coals and one Illinois Springfield No. 5 coal were separately combusted in a laboratory-scale (15-cm dia) pressurized fluidized-bed combustor (PFBC) combined with an alkali sorber. These coals were combusted in a fluidized bed of Tymochtee dolomite at temperatures ranging from 910 to 950{degree}C and a system pressure of 9.2 atm absolute. Alkali-vapor emission (Na and K) in the PFBC flue gas was determined by the analytical activated-bauxite sorber bed technique developed at Argonne National Laboratory. The test results showed that sodium is the major alkali-vapor species present in the PFBC flue gas, and that the level of sodium-vapor emission increases linearly with both Na and Cl contents in the coals. This suggests that the sodium-vapor emission results from direct vaporization of NaCl present in the coals. The measured alkali-vapor concentration (Na + K), 67 to 190 ppbW, is more than 2.5 times greater than the allowable alkali limit of 24 ppb for an industrial gas turbine. Combusting these coals in a PFBC for power generation may require developing a method to control alkali vapors.

  16. N-(6-(hydroxyamino)-6-oxohexyl) decanamide collector: Flotation performance and adsorption mechanism to diaspore

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    Graphical abstract: The potential absorption model of NHOD on diaspore surface. - Highlights: • A novel surfactant NHOD was first introduced as diaspore flotation collector. • NHOD exhibited superior collecting power to diaspore against gangue. • NHOD's has double active centers to mineral surfaces and double hydrophobic groups. • NHOD molecules formed intermolecular hydrogen bonds on diaspore surfaces. - Abstract: In this paper, a novel surfactant, N-(6-(hydroxyamino)-6-oxohexyl)decanamide (NHOD) was synthesized and used as a collector for flotation separation of diaspore and aluminosilicate minerals. The adsorption mechanism of NHOD onto diaspore was also investigated by FTIR spectra, zeta potential measurement and XPS. The flotation results demonstrated that NHOD exhibited superior collecting power to diaspore and selectivity against kaolinite and illite and could effectively realize flotation recovery of diaspore from bauxite ores contained aluminosilicate minerals under neutral conditions. The results of XPS, FTIR spectra and zeta potential illustrated that at around pH 7.0, NHOD might chemisorb on diaspore surfaces through Al−O coordination bonds formed by binding its −C(=O)NHOH or −C(=O)NH− chelate groups with aluminum atoms on diaspore surfaces. NHOD's unique properties, such as characteristic bond patterns onto diaspore surfaces, two hydrophobic groups, and intermolecular hydrogen bonds between neighboring NHOD molecules coated on diaspore surfaces, rendered it to be a superior flotation collector for diaspore

  17. Screening, identification and desilication of a silicate bacterium

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    ZHOU Hong-bo; ZENG Xiao-xi; LIU Fei-fei; QIU Guan-zhou; HU Yue-hua

    2006-01-01

    The strain Lv1-2 isolated from the Henan bauxite was characterized by morphological observation, biochemical and physiological identification, and 16S rDNA sequence analysis. The influences of temperature, initial pH value, the volume of medium, shaking speed and illite concentration on the desilicating ability of the strain Lv1-2 were investigated. The results show that the bacterium is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium with oval endspores and thick capsule, but without flagellum. The biochemical and physiological tests indicate that the strain Lv1-2 is similar to Bacillus mucilaginosus. In GenBank the 16S rDNA sequence similarity of the strain Lv1-2 and the B. mucilaginosus YNUCC0001 (AY571332) is more than 99 %. Based on the above results, the strain Lv1-2 is identified as B. mucilaginosus. The optimum conditions for the strain Lv1-2 to remove silicon from illite are as follows: temperature is 30℃ ;initial pH value is 7.5; medium volume in 200 mL bottle is 60 mL; shaking speed of rotary shaker is 220 r/m; illite concentration is 1%.

  18. Application of Bayer red mud for iron recovery and building material production from alumosilicate residues.

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    Liu, Wanchao; Yang, Jiakuan; Xiao, Bo

    2009-01-15

    Red mud is a solid waste produced in the process of alumina extraction from bauxite. In this paper, recovery iron from Bayer red mud was studied with direct reduction roasting process followed by magnetic separation, and then building materials were prepared from alumosilicate residues. After analysis of chemical composition and crystalline phase, the effects of different parameters on recovery efficiency of iron were carried out. The optimum reaction parameters were proposed as the following: ratio of carbon powder: red mud at 18:100, ratio of additives: red mud at 6:100, roasting at 1300 degrees C for 110min. With these optimum parameters, total content of iron in concentrated materials was 88.77%, metallization ratio of 97.69% and recovery ratio of 81.40%. Then brick specimens were prepared with alumosilicate residues and hydrated lime. Mean compressive strength of specimens was 24.10MPa. It was indicated that main mineral phase transformed from nepheline (NaAlSiO4) in alumosilicate residues to gehlenite (Ca2Al2SiO7) in brick specimens through X-ray diffraction (XRD) technology. The feasibility of this transformation under the experimental conditions was proved by thermodynamics calculation analysis. Combined the recovery of iron with the reuse of alumosilicate residues, it can realize zero-discharge of red mud from Bayer process. PMID:18457916

  19. 微膨胀高铝砖的生产与应用%Production and application of tiny expansive high alumina brick

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    孙华云; 李明晶; 王佑宝

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes the high alumina brick made of high quality bauxite and mullite compound as major raw materials ,with kyanite ,andalusite ,sillimanite and pyrophyllite as expanding agents,with soft clay as bonding agent ,and with certain amount of additives ,then calcined under appropriate temperature ,which has been sucessfully used for ladle lining to produce low carbon steel and strainless steel .Tiny brick expension appears at the high temperature and allows a good integrity of the ladle lining for a better erosion resistance .%采用优质高铝矾土和莫来石合成料为主要原料,添加蓝晶石、红柱石、硅线石(简称三石)和叶蜡石等作膨胀剂,使用软质黏土作结合剂,再外加适量添加剂,经适宜温度焙烧制成高铝砖,并成功应用于冶炼低碳钢、不锈钢等钢包内村。该砖在高温区使用时产生微膨胀,使钢包内衬具有良好的整体性,从而提高抗侵蚀性。

  20. Immobilization of trace elements in municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) fly ash by producing calcium sulphoaluminate cement after carbonation and washing.

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    Wang, Lei; Jamro, Imtiaz Ali; Chen, Qi; Li, Shaobai; Luan, Jingde; Yang, Tianhua

    2016-03-01

    The possibility of producing calcium sulphoaluminate cement (CSA) by adding municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) fly ash to raw meal was investigated. After subjecting MSWI fly ash to accelerated carbonation and washing with water (ACW), various amounts (i.e., 5, 10 and 15 wt%) of the treated ash were added to raw meal composed of a mixture of bauxite, limestone and gypsum. The mixtures were sintered in a laboratory-scale muffle furnace at temperatures of 1250°, 1300°, 1325° and 1350 °C for various durations. The influence of different quantities of MSWI fly ash on the mineralogy, major phase composition and strength development of the resulting clinker was studied, as was the effect of ash treatments on leaching and volatilization of trace elements. The ACW treatment reduced the volatilization ratio of trace elements during the clinkerization process. Volatilization ratios for lead, cadmium and zinc were 21.5%, 33.6% and 16.3%, respectively, from the ACW fly ash treatment, compared with ratios of 97.5%, 93.1% and 85.2% from untreated fly ash. The volatilization ratios of trace elements were ordered as follows: untreated fly ash > carbonated fly ash > carbonated and water-washed fly ash. The ACW process also reduced the chloride content in the MSWI fly ash by 90 wt% and prevented high concentrations of trace elements in the effluents. PMID:26644396

  1. ASEAN.

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    ASEAN is a group of counties encompassing 3 million sq. km with 333 million inhabitants, of whom approximately 65% are literate. The group was formed August 8, 1967, and includes Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Malay, Indonesian, Filipino, Thai, Chinese, and English are spoken by Malay, Thai, Chinese, Indian, and other ethnic groups who variously are of the Islamic, Buddhist, Christian, Taoist, and Hindu faiths. Life expectancy is approximately 85 years, with the marked exception of Indonesia. The gross domestic product is $303 billion, growing at a rate of 7.6%. Per capita income is $950. The group's natural resources include petroleum, natural gas, timber, tin, nickel, copper, iron, bauxite, and other minerals. The agricultural products rice, rubber, cassava, sugar, coffee, corn, pineapple, bananas, coconuts, and palm oil, as well as electronics, petroleum, textiles, minerals, chemicals, food processing, wood products, fabricated steel, and ships are areas of economic production. Machinery and other capital goods, chemicals, oil, and food are imported, and office machinery and electronics, petroleum, textiles, telecommunications equipment, natural rubber, processed seafood and fruits, wood products, tin, palm oil, sugar, and coffee are exported. In-depth information is also given on the people and history, intraregional and international cooperation, political conditions, the economy, defense, foreign relations, and relations with the US. PMID:12178041

  2. Updated Life-Cycle Assessment of Aluminum Production and Semi-fabrication for the GREET Model

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    Dai, Qiang [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Kelly, Jarod C. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Burnham, Andrew [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Elgowainy, Amgad [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2015-09-01

    This report serves as an update for the life-cycle analysis (LCA) of aluminum production based on the most recent data representing the state-of-the-art of the industry in North America. The 2013 Aluminum Association (AA) LCA report on the environmental footprint of semifinished aluminum products in North America provides the basis for the update (The Aluminum Association, 2013). The scope of this study covers primary aluminum production, secondary aluminum production, as well as aluminum semi-fabrication processes including hot rolling, cold rolling, extrusion and shape casting. This report focuses on energy consumptions, material inputs and criteria air pollutant emissions for each process from the cradle-to-gate of aluminum, which starts from bauxite extraction, and ends with manufacturing of semi-fabricated aluminum products. The life-cycle inventory (LCI) tables compiled are to be incorporated into the vehicle cycle model of Argonne National Laboratory’s Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) Model for the release of its 2015 version.

  3. Determination of the apparent porosity level of refractory concrete during a sintering process using an ultrasonic pulse velocity technique and image analysis

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    LJUBICA M. PAVLOVIĆ

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Concrete which undergoes a thermal treatment before (pre-casted concrete blocks and during (concrete embedded in-situ its life-service can be applied in plants operating at high temperature and as thermal insulation. Sintering is a process which occurs within a concrete structure in such conditions. Progression of sintering process can be monitored by the change of the porosity parameters determined with a nondestructive test method - ultrasonic pulse velocity and computer program for image analysis. The experiment has been performed on the samples of corundum and bauxite concrete composites. The apparent porosity of the samples thermally treated at 110, 800, 1000, 1300 and 1500 C was primary investigated with a standard laboratory procedure. Sintering parameters were calculated from the creep testing. The loss of strength and material degradation occurred in concrete when it was subjected to the increased temperature and a compressive load. Mechanical properties indicate and monitor changes within microstructure. The level of surface deterioration after the thermal treatment was determined using Image Pro Plus program. Mechanical strength was estimated using ultrasonic pulse velocity testing. Nondestructive ultrasonic mea¬surement was used as a qualitative description of the porosity change in specimens which is the result of the sintering process. The ultrasonic pulse velocity technique and image analysis proved to be reliable methods for monitoring of micro-structural change during the thermal treatment and service life of refractory concrete.

  4. Application of ultrasonic pulse velocity technique and image analysis in monitoring of the sintering process

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    Terzić A.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Concrete which undergoes a thermal treatment before and during its life-service can be applied in plants operating at high temperature and as thermal insulation. Sintering occurs within a concrete structure in such conditions. Progression of sintering process can be monitored by the change of the porosity parameters determined with a nondestructive test method - ultrasonic pulse velocity and computer program for image analysis. The experiment has been performed on the samples of corundum and bauxite concrete composites. The apparent porosity of the samples thermally treated at 110, 800, 1000, 1300 and 1500ºC was primary investigated with a standard laboratory procedure. Sintering parameters were calculated from the creep testing. The loss of strength and material degradation occurred in concrete when it was subjected to the increased temperature and a compressive load. Mechanical properties indicate and monitor changes within microstructure. The level of surface deterioration after the thermal treatment was determined using Image Pro Plus program. Mechanical strength was estimated using ultrasonic pulse velocity testing. Nondestructive ultrasonic measurement was used as a qualitative description of the porosity change in specimens which is the result of the sintering process. The ultrasonic pulse velocity technique and image analysis proved to be reliable methods for monitoring of microstructural change during the thermal treatment and service life of refractory concrete.

  5. Matures fields of Northeast of Brazil: who to work with and renew them; Rejuvenescimento dos campos maduros de Alagoas sob a otica de intervencao em pocos

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    Payao, Edson da C.; Fernandes, Emanoel F. [PETROBRAS, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    There are mature fields in Alagoas, such as Furado and Pilar, discovered in 1969 and 1981, respectively. Drilling was resumed in 1998 and the Well Intervention Team was called upon to meet the newfound challenges: pronounced well deviation of up to 75 deg, a horizontal well, and the difficulties that ensue; to perform hydraulic fracture at deep horizons, with high pressure on the surface (in excess of 8,000 psi), premature screen out, tortuosity, secondary fractures (fissuring), etc. These setbacks can be overcome by employing: calibration test with high output; bauxite slugs; sand to decrease filtering; high performance gel. Deep damage in areas where there is water contact inside the well. Problems were overcome using TCP with extreme under balance (EUB) to bypass perforation damage and prevent the sort of damage caused by completion activity. Multidisciplinary approach towards determining onshore production rig interventions; these must be carried out with zeal and an eye to new opportunities, thus underscoring the importance of the data collected onsite. New equipment and completion methods. Upgrading and newer procedures. The yield curve rose once again, bringing renewed enthusiasm and resulting in highly attractive costs for PETROBRAS. (author)

  6. Glassceramics frits attainment from industrial solid wastes; Obtencao de fritas vitroceramicas a partir de residuos solidos industriais

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    Ferreira, Matheus Chianca

    2006-07-01

    This work studies the residue obtained from the process of aluminum metal extraction activities, a great interest process, because of Brazil own some of the biggest bauxite mineral reserves in all the world. As a useful choice for no residue generation, and a support for environmentally friendly technologies, this work studies the white dross residue (WDR), from the process of aluminum metal reduction by thermal plasma. The phase equilibrium diagram of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Ca O-SiO{sub 2} system was used to calculate the compositions. The WDR were incorporated in a ceramic product without modifying its principal characteristics. The fusion and devitrification treatments were studied. XRD (X-ray diffractometry), SEM (scanning electron microscopy) and FTIR (transformed Fourier infrared) were used to investigate the glass and glassceramic samples. These techniques showed that is possible to get glassceramic with up to 30 mass% of WDR after molten at 1300 deg C and annealed at 900 deg C. In addition, the WDR showed to be a promising material in attainment of crystalline phases in less times of heat treatment for annealing. (author)

  7. Evaluation of red mud as pozzolanic material in replacement of cement for production of mortars

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    Red mud is a by-product of the alkaline extraction of aluminum from the bauxite and represents a renewed environmental problem due the significant annual throughput by the plants. In the present work, the pozzolanic properties of Brazilian red mud fired at 600, 700, 800 and 900 deg C were investigated by monitoring lime consumption using DTA analysis and Brazilian standard methodology NBR 5772 (1992). Products and kinetics of hydration were determined in cement pastes produced with 5 and 15% red mud using x-ray diffraction and DTA analysis. Compressive strength and capillary absorption tests were realized on mortars constituted by 5, 10 and 15% red mud in replacement of cement. When calcined at 600 deg C, the red mud develops good pozzolanic properties, and the compressive strength of mortars produced with this waste meet values in accordance with regulatory standard. These results shown than red mud can be used, in partial replacement of cement, as new construction material to produce sustainable mortars with low environmental impact. (author)

  8. Economic impact of world mining

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    Mining plays a vital role in the economic development of many countries. The emerging economies are now major players in the production and availability of key commodities such as copper (70%), bauxite (40%), iron ore and precious metals. Mining also has a positive impact on the economy of many countries. Another impact of mining can be measured in terms of employment opportunities and income generation. Commercial scale mining provides employment and skills transfer to more than 2 million workers. The multiplier effect increases this benefit by a factor of between 2 and 5. The World Bank Mining Department has carried out an in-depth study on economic and social impact of mining at the community level in Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Papua New Guinea and Mali. This study demonstrates that there are substantial social and economic benefits to the community. The most positive cases are related to the growth of local small- and micro-enterprise activities. However, mining remains controversial, as true sustainable development is not only a matter of financial flows. Mining has also been associated with a number of economic and social problems. As a result there are questions about the sustainability of the economic outcome of mining. The contribution of mining to sustainable development needs to be considered in terms of economic and technical viability, ecological sustainability and social equity. To achieve this, governments, mining companies and local communities must work together to address these issues. (author)

  9. Locality of cryoprotective sugars in membranes

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    The goal of this project is to understand the major factors that determine the ability of various recalcitrant plant species to survive cryogenic storage, with particular relevance to post mining restoration of bauxite mining activities in South Western Australia. Research has focused on the biophysical properties of the cell membranes of 'model' systems, in order to determine how natural cryoprotective agents (eg sugars) protect cell membranes from freezing and dehydration damage. A number of organisms have evolved mechanisms to avoid such damage. One such mechanism is the accumulation of small solutes (sugars such as sucrose, trehalose and glucose), which have been shown to preserve membranes by inhibiting deleterious phase changes at low hydration. The effects of sugars on bilayer phase transitions have been studied for a number of years, and have led to a good understanding of the factors at work. The RMIT group has used SANS and SAXS to enhance this understanding by demonstrating that there is sugar partitioning between the lamellar lipid phase, and sugar water microphases. To further this understanding, neutron membrane diffraction experiments (ANDR/A, NIST, Gaithersburg, U.S.A.) where performed using deuterated trehalose in a DOPC membrane. Chemically deuterated trehalose, was synthesized at the Australian National Deuteration Facility (NDF). By deuterating the trehalose, and varying the amount of deuteration in order to phase and reconstruct the unit cell, we are hoping to accurately describe the concentration profile of trehalose within the model membrane system.

  10. Comment on: "Geomorpho-tectonic evolution of the Jamaican restraining bend" by Leomaris Domínguez-González, Louis Andreani, Klaus P. Stanek and Richard Gloaguen [Geomorphology, 228 (2015) 320-334

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    Mitchell, Simon F.; James-Williamson, Sherene; Miller, David J.; Mandal, Arpita

    2016-06-01

    We provide comments on the paper: "Geomorpho-tectonic evolution of the Jamaican restraining bend" by Domínguez-González et al. (2015). The literature review given is lacking in significant elements, particularly recent papers detailing the geology and uplift history of Jamaica. The paper undertakes a GIS analysis of a DEM and produces a drainage network for Jamaica, yet the networks created do not match the actual drainage network of the island. River profiles were extracted using 150 m contours and many of the knickpoints identified are not related to tectonics. The recognition of different erosional (and thus evolutionary) stages does not take into account the differing geology and the different geomorphological processes that were in operation, and the proposed model for the progressive uplift of different parts of Jamaica must therefore be treated with caution. This is particularly the case where their uplift model agrees neither with recent models based on provenance analysis or on the origin of Jamaican bauxite deposits. This paper demonstrates the problems of relying on remote sensing using inadequate datasets, no ground truthing and incomplete consideration of previous research.

  11. Application of Bayer red mud for iron recovery and building material production from alumosilicate residues

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    Red mud is a solid waste produced in the process of alumina extraction from bauxite. In this paper, recovery iron from Bayer red mud was studied with direct reduction roasting process followed by magnetic separation, and then building materials were prepared from alumosilicate residues. After analysis of chemical composition and crystalline phase, the effects of different parameters on recovery efficiency of iron were carried out. The optimum reaction parameters were proposed as the following: ratio of carbon powder: red mud at 18:100, ratio of additives: red mud at 6:100, roasting at 1300 deg. C for 110 min. With these optimum parameters, total content of iron in concentrated materials was 88.77%, metallization ratio of 97.69% and recovery ratio of 81.40%. Then brick specimens were prepared with alumosilicate residues and hydrated lime. Mean compressive strength of specimens was 24.10 MPa. It was indicated that main mineral phase transformed from nepheline (NaAlSiO4) in alumosilicate residues to gehlenite (Ca2Al2SiO7) in brick specimens through X-ray diffraction (XRD) technology. The feasibility of this transformation under the experimental conditions was proved by thermodynamics calculation analysis. Combined the recovery of iron with the reuse of alumosilicate residues, it can realize zero-discharge of red mud from Bayer process

  12. Soil microbial community successional patterns during forest ecosystem restoration.

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    Banning, Natasha C; Gleeson, Deirdre B; Grigg, Andrew H; Grant, Carl D; Andersen, Gary L; Brodie, Eoin L; Murphy, D V

    2011-09-01

    Soil microbial community characterization is increasingly being used to determine the responses of soils to stress and disturbances and to assess ecosystem sustainability. However, there is little experimental evidence to indicate that predictable patterns in microbial community structure or composition occur during secondary succession or ecosystem restoration. This study utilized a chronosequence of developing jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forest ecosystems, rehabilitated after bauxite mining (up to 18 years old), to examine changes in soil bacterial and fungal community structures (by automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis [ARISA]) and changes in specific soil bacterial phyla by 16S rRNA gene microarray analysis. This study demonstrated that mining in these ecosystems significantly altered soil bacterial and fungal community structures. The hypothesis that the soil microbial community structures would become more similar to those of the surrounding nonmined forest with rehabilitation age was broadly supported by shifts in the bacterial but not the fungal community. Microarray analysis enabled the identification of clear successional trends in the bacterial community at the phylum level and supported the finding of an increase in similarity to nonmined forest soil with rehabilitation age. Changes in soil microbial community structure were significantly related to the size of the microbial biomass as well as numerous edaphic variables (including pH and C, N, and P nutrient concentrations). These findings suggest that soil bacterial community dynamics follow a pattern in developing ecosystems that may be predictable and can be conceptualized as providing an integrated assessment of numerous edaphic variables. PMID:21724890

  13. Technological Proposals for Recycling Industrial Wastes for Environmental Applications

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    Isabel Romero-Hermida

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available A two-fold objective is proposed for this research: removing hazardous and unpleasant wastes and mitigating the emissions of green house gasses in the atmosphere. Thus, the first aim of this work is to identify, characterize and recycle industrial wastes with high contents of calcium or sodium. This involves synthesizing materials with the ability for CO2 sequestration as preliminary work for designing industrial processes, which involve a reduction of CO2 emissions. In this regard, phosphogypsum from the fertilizer industry and liquid wastes from the green olive and bauxite industries have been considered as precursors. Following a very simple procedure, Ca-bearing phosphogypsum wastes are mixed with Na-bearing liquid wastes in order to obtain a harmless liquid phase and an active solid phase, which may act as a carbon sequestration agent. In this way, wastes, which are unable to fix CO2 by themselves, can be successfully turned into effective CO2 sinks. The CO2 sequestration efficiency and the CO2 fixation power of the procedure based on these wastes are assessed.

  14. Effects of thermal treatments on the characterisation and utilisation of red mud with sawdust additive.

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    Liu, Yanju; Naidu, Ravi; Ming, Hui; Dharmarajan, Rajarathnam; Du, Jianhua

    2016-06-01

    Extremely large amounts of red mud (bauxite residue) are generated globally every year from alumina refining industries, which are being disposed of on engineered landfills. The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of thermal treatments on red mud for development of utilisation strategies. Thermal treatments of red mud samples and their characterisations were investigated under inert (N2) and oxidative (air) conditions with and without sawdust addition at 200-600°C. After calcination, the resulting samples were analysed using thermogravimetric-infrared spectroscopy (TG-IR) for functional group transformations, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) for thermal loss profiles and X-ray diffraction (XRD) for mineral transformations. The characterisation results showed that in N2 environment, boehmite in red mud was transferred to transition alumina at around 400°C while losing water from structural components. The addition of sawdust for incubation and calcination of red mud in air increased the surface area, whereas that in nitrogen atmosphere lead to reduction of hematite to magnetite at around 500°C. The incorporated carbon materials played a major role in increasing the surface area especially for pore size less than 2.5 nm. This treated red mud with altered mineral composition and improved properties for binding contaminants can be used for environmental remediation and in the process of metal recovery such as iron. PMID:26951343

  15. Morphology of the lumbosacral plexus of the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis

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    Jessica Albuquerque Lopes

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Popularly known as the ocelot, Leopardus pardalis occurs throughout Brazil in all ecosystems, but prefers riparian regions and forests. The objective of this study was to learn more about the macroscopic, anatomical aspects of the plexus lumbossacral of this species. Three specimens were studied, two males and one female, from the region near the Bauxite Mine in Paragominas, PA. The specimens were donated to the Laboratório de Pesquisa Morfológica Animal (LaPMA at UFRA after being run over (authorization numbers 485/2009 and 522/2009. The animals were fixed in an aqueous solution of 10% formaldehyde and then the hind limb was dissected by removing some muscles to expose the nerves. In two animals, the femoral nerve originated in the fourth lumbar nerve (L4 and transformed into the saphenous nerve. The obturator nerve and sciatic nerve originated in the last lumbar nerve (L5, and the latter was divided into branches that formed the tibial and common peroneal nerves, which dorsally formed the cranial gluteal and caudal gluteal nerves.

  16. Osmium isotopic tracing of atmospheric emissions from an aluminum smelter

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    Gogot, Julien; Poirier, André; Boullemant, Amiel

    2015-09-01

    We present for the first time the use of osmium isotopic composition as a tracer of atmospheric emissions from an aluminum smelter, where alumina (extracted from bauxite) is reduced through electrolysis into metallic aluminum using carbonaceous anodes. These anodes are consumed in the process; they are made of petroleum coke and pitch and have high Re/Os elementary ratio. Due to the relatively large geological age of their source material, their osmium shows a high content of radiogenic 187Os produced from in situ187Re radioactive decay. The radiogenic isotopic composition (187Os/188Os ∼ 2.5) of atmospheric particulate emissions from this smelter is different from that of other typical anthropogenic osmium sources (that come from ultramafic geological contexts with unradiogenic Os isotopes, e.g., 187Os/188Os < 0.2) and also different from average eroding continental crust 187Os/188Os ratios (ca. 1.2). This study demonstrates the capacity of osmium measurements to monitor particulate matter emissions from the Al-producing industry.

  17. The Technological Enhancement of Normally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Red Mud due to the Production of Alumina

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    Maurice O. Miller

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigates the level of technological enhancement of normally occurring radioactive materials (TENORM in the red mud waste due to the production of alumina in Jamaica. Technological enhancements factors (TEF were determined for the uranium, thorium, actinium series, their progenies, and the nonseries potassium-40 using gamma spectrometry. The study concluded that bauxite production technologically enhances the uranium progenies Th-234, Pb-214, Bi-214, and Pa-234 and the thorium-232 progenies Ac-228, Pb-212, and Bi-212 in red mud. The actinium series was technologically enhanced, but K-40 and the thorium daughter, Tl-208, were reduced. The spectrometric comparison of Tl-208 (at 510 keV was unexpected since its other photopeaks at 583 keV, 934 keV, and 968 keV were markedly different. An explanation for this anomaly is discussed. An explanation regarding the process of accumulation and fractionation of organically derived phosphate deposits and potassium-feldspar is offered to explain the spectrometric differences between the alumina product and its waste material, red mud.

  18. Properties and application of carbon composite brick for blast furnace hearth

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    Jiao K.X.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A type of carbon composite brick was produced via the microporous technique using natural flack graphite, α-Al2O3 and high-quality bauxite chamotte (Al2O3≥87 mass% as raw materials with fine silicon powder as additive. The composition and microstructure of the obtained carbon composite were characterized using chemical analysis, XRD and SEM with EDS. The high temperature properties of thermal conductivity, oxidization and corrosion by molten slag and hot metal of the composite were analyzed. Based on these, the type of carbon composite brick worked in a blast furnace hearth for six years was further sampled at different positions. The protective layer was found and its chemical composition and microscopic morphology were investigated. It is found that the carbon composite brick combines the good properties of both the conventional carbon block and ceramic cup refractory. The protective layer near the hot face consists of two separated sublayers, i.e. the slag layer and the carbon layer. A certain amount of slag phase is contained in the carbon layer, which is caused by the reaction of coke ash with the refractory. No obvious change in the chemical composition of the protective layer along the depth of the sidewall is found. This work provides a useful guidance for the extension of the lifetime of blast furnace hearths.

  19. MINERAÇÃO E CAMPESINATO NO MUNiCípIO DE JURUTI/PA, BRASIL

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    João Santos Nahum

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available We focus on a chapter of the agrarian issue in the Amazon, characterized by territorial disputes between a mining company and the smallholders in the city of Juruti (PA. Here, for the first time in the history of large-scale projects in the Amazon, smallholders, especially riparian farmers and extractivists, supported by outreach from the Catholic Church'sPastoral Land Commission (CPT, the rural workers' union, and political and community leaders, organized and built a coalition representing their interests and protested against a mining project. The coalition collectively managed supporters' land rights, their right to a percentage of profits from the mining of bauxite, as well as using it directly. We raise secondary data, which supported our analysis of geographical focus, from literature review and consultation sites. The information and primary data were collected and systematized through field work, where, as the Brazilian saying goes, we put "the dirt of the place under our fingernails" and thus describe the processes surveyed. In the first part of the paper we describe the conditions and possibilities that allowed the mining activities in Juruti. In the second part we analyze the territorial disputes between ALCOA (Aluminium Company of America and the smallholders, organized in ACORJUVE (Community Association of the Gleba Old Juruti Region. Then we present some final considerations, without the worry of completing the analysis.

  20. Optimising Ambient Setting Bayer Derived Fly Ash Geopolymers

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    Evan Jamieson

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The Bayer process utilises high concentrations of caustic and elevated temperature to liberate alumina from bauxite, for the production of aluminium and other chemicals. Within Australia, this process results in 40 million tonnes of mineral residues (Red mud each year. Over the same period, the energy production sector will produce 14 million tonnes of coal combustion products (Fly ash. Both industrial residues require impoundment storage, yet combining some of these components can produce geopolymers, an alternative to cement. Geopolymers derived from Bayer liquor and fly ash have been made successfully with a compressive strength in excess of 40 MPa after oven curing. However, any product from these industries would require large volume applications with robust operational conditions to maximise utilisation. To facilitate potential unconfined large-scale production, Bayer derived fly ash geopolymers have been optimised to achieve ambient curing. Fly ash from two different power stations have been successfully trialled showing the versatility of the Bayer liquor-ash combination for making geopolymers.

  1. Ecological restoration of litter in mined areas

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    Teresinha Gonçalves Bizuti, Denise; Nino Diniz, Najara; Schweizer, Daniella; de Marchi Soares, Thaís; Casagrande, José Carlos; Henrique Santin Brancalion, Pedro

    2016-04-01

    The success of ecological restoration projects depends on going monitoring of key ecological variables to determine if a desired trajectory has been established and, in the case of mining sites, nutrient cycling recovery plays an utmost importance. This study aimed to quantify and compare the annual litter production in native forests, and in restoration sites established in bauxite mines. We collected samples in 6 native forest remnants and 6 year-old restoration sites every month for a period of one year, in the city of Poços de Caldas/MG, SE Brazil. 120 wire collectors were used (0,6x0,6) and suspended 30cm above the soil surface. The material was dried until constant weight, weighed and fractionated in leaves, branches and reproductive material. The average annual litter production was 2,6 Mg ha-1 in native forests and 2,1 in forest in restoration sites, differing statistically. Litter production was higher in the rainy season, especially in September. Among the litter components, the largest contributor to total production was the fraction leaves, with 55,4% of the total dry weight of material collected, followed by reproductive material which contributed 24,5% and branches, with 20%. We conclude that the young areas in restoration process already restored important part, but still below the production observed in native areas.

  2. Morphological description of collateral branches from the abdominal aorta of lesser anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla

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    Breno Costa Macedo

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Tamandua tetradactyla, Xenarthra, is a native species from South America which, due to the few number of studies on its biology, still has many unknown aspects in its morphology. Taking into account the importance of morphological data for various studies, this paper aimed to elucidate the branching of the abdominal aorta in this species to foster the development of further studies. To do this, 4 specimens were used, 2 male and 2 female, all young, from the Bauxite Mine – Paragominas, Para, Brazil, donated after death due to running over to the Animal Morphology Research Laboratory (LaPMA of Universidade Federal Rural da Amazonia (UFRA. The arterial system was filled with contrasted latex and the animals were fixed in a formaldehyde solution (10%, and then dissected, in order to evidence the abdominal aorta and its collateral branches. The parietal branches consisted of 1 pair of caudal phrenic arteries, 2 pairs of intercostal arteries, and 3 pairs of lumbar arteries. Among the visceral branches, stood out: celiac artery; cranial mesenteric artery; adrenal arteries; renal arteries; caudal mesenteric artery; and external, internal, and median sacral iliac arteries, formed from the final portion of the abdominal aorta. Testicular and ovarian arteries originated from the renal arteries, differing from that described in various species.

  3. Radionuclides in Bayer process residues: previous analysis for radiological protection

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    Cuccia, Valeria; Rocha, Zildete, E-mail: vc@cdtn.b, E-mail: rochaz@cdtn.b [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Oliveira, Arno H. de, E-mail: heeren@nuclear.ufmg.b [Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (DEN/UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Nuclear

    2011-07-01

    Natural occurring radionuclides are present in many natural resources. Human activities may enhance concentrations of radionuclides and/or enhance potential of exposure to naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). The industrial residues containing radionuclides have been receiving a considerable global attention, because of the large amounts of NORM containing wastes and the potential long term risks of long-lived radionuclides. Included in this global concern, this work focuses on the characterization of radioactivity in the main residues of Bayer process for alumina production: red mud and sand samples. Usually, the residues of Bayer process are named red mud, in their totality. However, in the industry where the samples were collected, there is an additional residues separation: sand and red mud. The analytical techniques used were gamma spectrometry (HPGe detector) and neutron activation analysis. The concentrations of radionuclides are higher in the red mud than in the sand. These solid residues present activities concentrations enhanced, when compared to bauxite. Further uses for the residues as building material must be more evaluated from the radiological point of view, due to its potential of radiological exposure enhancement, specially caused by radon emission. (author)

  4. Glassceramics frits attainment from industrial solid wastes

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    This work studies the residue obtained from the process of aluminum metal extraction activities, a great interest process, because of Brazil own some of the biggest bauxite mineral reserves in all the world. As a useful choice for no residue generation, and a support for environmentally friendly technologies, this work studies the white dross residue (WDR), from the process of aluminum metal reduction by thermal plasma. The phase equilibrium diagram of Al2O3-Ca O-SiO2 system was used to calculate the compositions. The WDR were incorporated in a ceramic product without modifying its principal characteristics. The fusion and devitrification treatments were studied. XRD (X-ray diffractometry), SEM (scanning electron microscopy) and FTIR (transformed Fourier infrared) were used to investigate the glass and glassceramic samples. These techniques showed that is possible to get glassceramic with up to 30 mass% of WDR after molten at 1300 deg C and annealed at 900 deg C. In addition, the WDR showed to be a promising material in attainment of crystalline phases in less times of heat treatment for annealing. (author)

  5. Testing of a scanning adiabatic calorimeter with Joule effect heating of the sample

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    Barreiro-Rodríguez, G.; Yáñez-Limón, J. M.; Contreras-Servin, C. A.; Herrera-Gomez, A.

    2008-01-01

    We evaluated a scanning adiabatic resistive calorimeter (SARC) developed to measure the specific enthalpy of viscous and gel-type materials. The sample is heated employing the Joule effect. The cell is constituted by a cylindrical jacket and two pistons, and the sample is contained inside the jacket between the two pistons. The upper piston can slide to allow for thermal expansion and to keep the pressure constant. The pistons also function as electrodes for the sample. While the sample is heated through the Joule effect, the electrodes and the jacket are independently heated to the same temperature of the sample using automatic control. This minimizes the heat transport between the sample and its surroundings. The energy to the sample is supplied by applying to the electrodes an ac voltage in the kilohertz range, establishing a current in the sample and inducing electric dissipation. This energy can be measured with enough exactitude to determine the heat capacity. This apparatus also allows for the quantification of the thermal conductivity by reproducing the evolution of the temperature as heat is introduced only to one of the pistons. To this end, the system was modeled using finite element calculations. This dual capability proved to be very valuable for correction in the determination of the specific enthalpy. The performance of the SARC was evaluated by comparing the heat capacity results to those obtained by differential scanning calorimetry measurements using a commercial apparatus. The analyzed samples were zeolite, bauxite, hematite, bentonite, rice flour, corn flour, and potato starch.

  6. Review of cadmium transfers from soil to humans and its health effects and Jamaican environment

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    Concerns about the effects of cadmium on human health have led to numerous guidelines and regulations limiting its concentrations in soils and food and allowable human intakes. These have socio-economic consequences in terms of land use and the marketing of food. The bauxite soils in Jamaica, which are both aluminium ores and agricultural soils contain orders of magnitude higher than world normal concentrations of cadmium resulting in elevated Cd concentrations in several foodstuffs and significant transfers to humans, which would seem to represent a risk factor for increased mortality and/or morbidity in the local populations. But, as in Shipham and other examples, there is no evidence of cadmium-related human distress. Macro-indicators like life expectancy and median ages of death do not show cadmium related geographical distributions. The present review focuses on the soils and foods and illnesses of high incidence especially cancers and renal disease that have been traditionally associated with cadmium. In view of the remarkable concentrations of cadmium involved in Jamaica, and often contradictory reports in the literature, it appears that much remains to be learned about certain details of cadmium toxicity

  7. Review of cadmium transfers from soil to humans and its health effects and Jamaican environment

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    Lalor, Gerald C. [International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences, University of the West Indies Mona, Kingston 7 (Jamaica)], E-mail: gerald.lalor@uwimona.edu.jm

    2008-08-01

    Concerns about the effects of cadmium on human health have led to numerous guidelines and regulations limiting its concentrations in soils and food and allowable human intakes. These have socio-economic consequences in terms of land use and the marketing of food. The bauxite soils in Jamaica, which are both aluminium ores and agricultural soils contain orders of magnitude higher than world normal concentrations of cadmium resulting in elevated Cd concentrations in several foodstuffs and significant transfers to humans, which would seem to represent a risk factor for increased mortality and/or morbidity in the local populations. But, as in Shipham and other examples, there is no evidence of cadmium-related human distress. Macro-indicators like life expectancy and median ages of death do not show cadmium related geographical distributions. The present review focuses on the soils and foods and illnesses of high incidence especially cancers and renal disease that have been traditionally associated with cadmium. In view of the remarkable concentrations of cadmium involved in Jamaica, and often contradictory reports in the literature, it appears that much remains to be learned about certain details of cadmium toxicity.

  8. Sustainable Mineral-Intensive Growth in Odisha, India

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    Nayak, S.

    2012-04-01

    The focus of the work is to highlight the present environmental and social impacts of extensive mining on the health of the common people of Odisha. The mining activities have created havoc impact to the environment and social life of the state. Odisha has huge deposits of ores and minerals of chromite, nickel, bauxite, iron, coal, copper, manganese, graphite, vanadium etc. The mining activities have encouraged rapid urbanization and at the same time have altered the topography of these areas and extensively degraded the forest land. For long term sustainable development of the society, it is necessary to take a balanced and integrated approach towards environmental protection and economic advancement. Industries should aim at achieving their goals, through a system of permits based on best available techniques, which gives emphasis on integrated prevention and control of consumption of energy and water as well as pollution of water, air and soil. The rapid industrial growth has brought promising opportunities for economic development and poverty reduction in Odisha but at the same time has caused extensive environmental degradation. The best management practices to deal with environmental and social impacts on mineral-intensive growth are suggested in this work. In addition to lean technology, economic implications of the introduction of environmental technologies for mining activities are also discussed.

  9. Morphological description of the brachial plexus in ocelot (Leopardus pardalis

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    Kylma Lorena Saldanha Chagas

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The brachial plexus is formed by the ventral roots of the spinal nerves, which unite to form the nerve trunks. It is usually formed by contributions of the last three cervical nerves and the first two thoracic nerves. Due to the scarcity of information on neuroanatomy, this study aimed to determine the macroscopic morphology of the brachial plexus of the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis. In this work, we used two ocelot specimens from the area of the Paragominas Bauxite Mine, PA, Brazil/Empresa Terra LTDA, with permission from SEMA – BP Nos. 455/2009 and 522/2009. The animals were donated to the Research Laboratory of Animal Morphology (LaPMA, Federal Rural University of Amazonia (UFRA, after they were accidentally run over. They were fixed by intramuscular injection of 10% formaldehyde. After fixation, the animals were dissected, allowing visualization of the thoracic nerves, as well as the identification of the ventral rami of the cervical and thoracic spinal nerves forming the brachial plexus. The brachial plexus was found to be formed by four trunks, which originated the ventral branches of cervical spinal nerves C6, C7 and C8 and the first thoracic (T1. These trunks gave rise to the suprascapular, subscapular, musculocutaneous, axillary, radial, median, ulnar, thoracodorsal and lateral thoracic nerves.

  10. Bioaccumulation of metals by Rhodophyta species at Antikyra Gulf (Greece) near an aluminium factory

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    Malea, P. [Thessaloniki Univ. (Greece). Inst. of Botany; Haritonidis, S. [Thessaloniki Univ. (Greece). Inst. of Botany; Stratis, I. [Inst. of Analytical Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Thessaloniki (Greece)

    1994-11-01

    The bioaccumulation of Fe, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb, Na, K, Ca and Mg by seven species of red algae (Rhodophyta) was studied after their seasonal collection from 9 stations in Antikyra Gulf (Greece). This area is characterized by its bauxite substrate and the discharge of wastes from an aluminium factory. Corallina elongata, Jania rubens and Liagora viscida showed elevated concentrations of Cu, Na and Mg and low Fe, Na and K concentrations, whereas Pterosiphonia complanata, Laurencia obtusa and Vidalia volubilis displayed entirely contrary behaviour. These interspecific differences are discussed in relation to morphology, ecology, plant structure and the binding sites available on the algae. Among the nine metals, only Cd concentrations in P. complanata showed significantly positive correlation with the respective concentrations in the sediment; no metal in L. obtusa and P. complanata showed a significant correlation with the concentrations of the dissolved metals in seawater. Significant positive or negative correlations with the concentrations of several metals in L. obtusa and P. complanata were also observed, which may be attributed to metal interactions in binding to plant tissues. The concentrations of Fe, Cu, Zn, K, Na and Ca in Laurencia obtusa were higher in summer or autumn; Pb and Mg followed an opposite pattern of seasonal variation, whereas Cd levels were higher in spring and summer. The red algae of Antikyra Gulf generally exhibited higher Fe, Ca, Cu, Cd and Pb concentrations than those of similar species from other geographical areas. (orig.)

  11. A new chelating ion-exchanger containing p-bromophenylhydroxamic acid as functional group

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    A new chelating resin based on macroreticular acrylonitrile-divinylbenzene copolymer and containing hydroxamic acid functional groups has been synthesized. It is highly-stable in acidic and alkaline solutions. The sorption characteristics of Cu(II), Cd(II), Pb(II), Zn(II), U(VI), Cr(VI), V(V), Co(II), Ni(II), Ca(II) and Mg(II) have been investigated over the pH range 1.0-6.0. The effect of various electrolytes at different ionic strengths on the Ksub(d) values for Cu(II), Cd(II), Pb(II) and Zn(II) has been studied systematically. Chromatographic separations of copper(II) and nickel(II) from cobalt(II), and of uranium(VI) from chromium(VI) by selective sorption at controlled pH, have been developed. The ion-exchanger can be used for purification of inorganic salts, and analysis of brass and bauxite. (author)

  12. Mapping the global journey of anthropogenic aluminum: a trade-linked multilevel material flow analysis.

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    Liu, Gang; Müller, Daniel B

    2013-10-15

    Material cycles have become increasingly coupled and interconnected in a globalizing era. While material flow analysis (MFA) has been widely used to characterize stocks and flows along technological life cycle within a specific geographical area, trade networks among individual cycles have remained largely unexplored. Here we developed a trade-linked multilevel MFA model to map the contemporary global journey of anthropogenic aluminum. We demonstrate that the anthropogenic aluminum cycle depends substantially on international trade of aluminum in all forms and becomes highly interconnected in nature. While the Southern hemisphere is the main primary resource supplier, aluminum production and consumption concentrate in the Northern hemisphere, where we also find the largest potential for recycling. The more developed countries tend to have a substantial and increasing presence throughout the stages after bauxite refining and possess highly consumption-based cycles, thus maintaining advantages both economically and environmentally. A small group of countries plays a key role in the global redistribution of aluminum and in the connectivity of the network, which may render some countries vulnerable to supply disruption. The model provides potential insights to inform government and industry policies in resource criticality, supply chain security, value chain management, and cross-boundary environmental impacts mitigation. PMID:24025046

  13. Radionuclides in Bayer process residues: previous analysis for radiological protection

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    Natural occurring radionuclides are present in many natural resources. Human activities may enhance concentrations of radionuclides and/or enhance potential of exposure to naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). The industrial residues containing radionuclides have been receiving a considerable global attention, because of the large amounts of NORM containing wastes and the potential long term risks of long-lived radionuclides. Included in this global concern, this work focuses on the characterization of radioactivity in the main residues of Bayer process for alumina production: red mud and sand samples. Usually, the residues of Bayer process are named red mud, in their totality. However, in the industry where the samples were collected, there is an additional residues separation: sand and red mud. The analytical techniques used were gamma spectrometry (HPGe detector) and neutron activation analysis. The concentrations of radionuclides are higher in the red mud than in the sand. These solid residues present activities concentrations enhanced, when compared to bauxite. Further uses for the residues as building material must be more evaluated from the radiological point of view, due to its potential of radiological exposure enhancement, specially caused by radon emission. (author)

  14. Development document for the effluent limitations and guidelines for the ore mining and dressing point source category. Volume I. Final report

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    To establish effluent limitation guidelines and standards of performance, the ore mining and dressing industry was divided into 41 separate categories and subcategories for which separate limitations were recommended. This report deals with the entire metal-ore mining and dressing industry and examines the industry by ten major categories: iron ore; copper ore; lead and zinc ores; gold ore; silver ore; bauxite ore; ferroalloy-metal ores; mercury ores; uranium, radium and vanadium ores; and metal ores, not elsewhere classified ((ores of antimony, beryllium, pltinum, rare earths, tin, titanium, and zirconium). The subcategorization of the ore categories is based primarily upon ore mineralogy and processing or extraction methods employed; however, other factors (such as size, climate or location, and method of mining) are used in some instances. With the best available technology economically achievable, facilities in 21 of the 41 subcategories can be operated with no discharge of process wastewater to navigable waters. No discharge of process wastewater is also achievable as a new source performance standard for facilities in 21 of the 41 subcategories

  15. Institutional arrangements for the reduction of proliferation risks formulation, evaluation, and implementation of institutional concepts. Appendices

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    1979-12-01

    The purpose of this supporting analysis is to provide a foundation for developing a model, an international or multinational institution capable of accomodating the back end of the fuel cycle, while meeting US nonproliferation goals. The analysis is based on a review of selected, defunct and extant institutions which, although not necessarily concerned with nonproliferation, have faced a trade-off between acceptability and effectiveness in meeting their objectives. Discussion of the various institutions is divided into three categories: international organizations, multinational consortia, and cartels or producer associations. Examples of international organizations include the International Seabed Authority, Intelsat, the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The International Seabed Authority is discussed. Multinational consortia are organizations that have been developed primarily to meet common commercial objectives. Membership includes at least three member nations. Examples include the Scandinavian Airline System (SAS), URENCO, Unilever, Royal Dutch Shell, Eurochemic, Eurodif, Euratom, European Coal and Steel Community, and Serena. Cartels or producer associations are multinational agreements that restrict market forces; viz, production, market share, customers or prices. Examples include the Intergovernmental Council of Copper Exporting Countries (CIPEC), the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and the Fifth International Tin Agreement (ITA), as well as agreements governing diamonds and uranium, bauxite and coffee. OPEC, CIPEC and ITA are discussed.

  16. Litter cover as an index of nitrogen availability in rehabilitated mine sites

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    The spatial heterogeneity of litter cover and bioavailability of nitrogen within a 9-year-old rehabilitated bauxite mine in south Western Australia was examined. Three replicate plots (6 m by 6 m) were each divided into 100 quadrats. Litter cover, vegetation distribution, and projected foliage cover were mapped, and litter (overstorey leaves, understorey leaves, and other assorted fractions) and soil (depth: 0-5, 5-10, and 10-30 cm) were sampled from within each quadrat. Litter distribution reflected projected foliage cover, and accumulated within microtopographic depressions. Distribution of soil nitrate (NO3-) reflected the distribution of litter. The 15N natural abundance (δ15N) values of soil (0-5 cm) and the understorey litter fraction were significantly correlated (R2 = 0.529, P 13C) of soil (0-5 cm) was significantly correlated with the distribution of the assorted litter fraction (R2 0.296, P < 0.05). It is concluded that site preparation practices that effect microtopography, such as contour ripping and revegetation along contours, will have a significant impact on nitrogen (N) distribution and bioavailability within rehabilitated mine sites. Copyright (2000) CSIRO Australia

  17. Chemical elements in pearl oysters (Paxyodon ponderosus), phytoplankton and estuarine sediments from eastern Amazon (Northern Brazil): Bioaccumulation factors and trophic transfer factors

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    Vilhena, Maria P. S. P.; Costa, Marcondes L.; Berrêdo, José F.; Paiva, Rosildo S.; Souza, Crisvaldo C. S.

    2016-04-01

    The current study was conducted near Barcarena County, which is a mid-sized urban center where aluminum ore processing industries (bauxite) and Vila do Conde cargo terminal are located. It aims to discuss the bioaccumulation factors as well as factors related to the trophic transfer of chemical elements in water, oyster, phytoplankton and bottom sediments from an estuary in the Brazilian Northern coast. The bioaccumulation factor (BAF), trophic transfer factor (TTF) and biota-sediment-water were used to correlate the contents of chemical elements found in organisms. The sediment, surface water, phytoplankton and pearl oysters chemical composition was analyzed by ICP-OES and ICP-MS. Pearl oysters showed K, Ca, Mg, P, Mn, Fe, Zn, Al, Ba and Pb accumulation, which concentration increase is associated with their diet (phytoplankton). Al concentrations are 14 times higher in pearl oysters (Paxyodon ponderosus), assuming that they are associated with wastewater emissions and with industrialization processes in the area. BAF and BSAF values are 1000 times higher than the metal concentrations in water and bioavailable fraction concentrations. The oyster-phytoplankton trophic transfer factor indicates that P, Ba, Ca, Na, Cd and Zn showed the largest transfers (from 5 to 19). These trophic transfers may be sufficient to cause significant ecotoxicological effects on the region biota.

  18. MSWI Fly Ash Based Novel Solidification/Stabilization Matrices for Heavy Metals

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    DENG Faqing; QIAN Guangren

    2008-01-01

    The possibilities of MSWI fly ash as a major constituent of novel solidification/stabilization matrices for secure landfill were investigated by mixing MSWl fly ash with rich aluminum components,which was added as bauxite cement or metakaolinite instead,to form Friedel and Ettringite phases with high fixing capacities for heavy metals.The physical properties,heavy metals-fixing capacity,mineral phases and its vibration bands in the novel matrices were characterized by compressive strength,TCLP(toxic characteristic leaching procedure),XRD (x-ray diffraction),DTG (derivative thermogravimetry),and FTIR (fourier transform infrared spectroscopy),respectively.The Tessier's five-step sequential extraction procedure was used to analyze the fractions of chemical speciation for Pb,Cd and Zn ions.The experimental results indicate that Friedel-Ettringite based novel solidification/stabilization matrices can incorporate Pb,Cd and Zn ions effectively by physical encapsulation and chemical fixation,and it exhibits a great potential in co-landfill treatment of MSWI fly ash with some heavy metals-bearing hazardous wastes.

  19. Standardized equipment system for mining mineral resources

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    Reinel, H.

    1986-08-01

    Technical specifications are presented of surface mining equipment developed by TAKRAF (GDR) for small to medium sized mines (coal, gravel, kaolin, bauxite, sulfur, limestone etc. with production capacity of less than 1 Mm/sup 3//y). The continuous bulk flow equipment consists of small bucket wheel excavators, small bucket chain excavators, mobile transfer conveyors and shiftable belt conveyors. Bucket wheel excavators (series SRs 65 to SRa 320) have a production capacity between 200 and 2300 m/sup 3//h and weigh between 45 and 290 t. The SRs 320 is suitable for mining medium thick coal seams. The ERs 50 to ERs 250 bucket chain excavator series has a production capacity between 225 and 1100 m/sup 3//h and weight between 54 and 275 t. Both bucket wheel and bucket chain excavator series have the same standard undercarriage, loading boom, slewing system and driver's cabin. Bulk conveying capacities of BRs 650 to BRs 1200 mobile transfer conveyors correspond to those of excavators. Shiftable belt conveyors (0.8 m to 1.4 m belt widths, 3100 m maximum conveyor length) complete the equipment system.

  20. Technological Research on Direct Reduction of Obsolete Red Mud in Alumina Industry%难处理氧化铜矿强化浸出的研究概况

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    郑永兴; 文书明; 刘健; 邓永帅

    2011-01-01

    氧化铜矿石的结构与组成变化较大,单一的酸浸或氨浸往往不能取得理想的指标.但是如果不处理这部分氧化铜矿,对铜资源短缺的我国就会造成一种巨大的损失.在查阅大量相关文献资料的基础上,阐述了难处理氧化铜矿的强化浸出方法及应用,以期对同行有所裨益.%Using the dissolved obsolete red mud of Indonesian bauxite ore, adding the self - made additives, adopting the new technological flowsheet of coal - based direct reduction roasting - magnetic separation of iron slag - cold bond agglomeration and by the way of X - ray and SEM - EDS, the characteristics of metal iron grain growth in the course of direct reduction was studied and more emphasis was put on effects of additive types and roasting conditions on the characteristics of metal iron grain growth. Finally, the high - quality sponge iron with the metallization rate of 92.9% ,iron content of 93.7% and iron recovery of 94.42% was obtained. This new technology will exploit a new way for comprehensive utilization of obsolete red mud in alumina industry.