rare earths

The new recycling flowsheet processes use crushing, grinding and other simple physical processes to recover valuable metals in an economic and environmentally safe manner, explains mineral processing...
‘Everybody’s heard of blood diamonds - but maybe people haven’t heard of blood cobalt or tantalum or lithium,’ says project leader Eric Schelter, associate professor in the...
'Waste is what is left behind when our imagination fails,' insisted Professor Christian Ekberg of Chalmers University of Technology at the annual Circular Materials Conference, held recently in the...
Among the topics to be addressed at the event will be: the circular economy and resource efficiency; innovation in the recycling sector; closing the loop for car manufacturers and the dismantling...
The 17 rare-earth elements support more than US$ 329 billion of economic output in North America, according to the American Chemistry Council, and the United States Geological Survey expects...
Worldwide demand for rare earths is projected to increase 3.5 percent per annum to 149 500 tonnes in 2019, valued at US$4.5 billion, the study says. In terms of consumption, China accounted for...
The car industry is well on its way to become a key consumer of scarce metals for use in the increasing number of electronic devices within modern vehicles. While from a material perspective these...
As the name implies, rare earths are not as abundant as some commonly-used elements. And yet many of them are vital components in a range of modern technologies; hence the constant debate in recent...
Precise figures for the volumes of different rare earth elements used in each of their various applications are not available off the shelf. For example, four of the perceived major end uses for...
There is no way around recycling e-scrap as this waste stream will hit 50 million tonnes in 2018, insisted senior analyst Erica Rannestad, who is part of the GFMS metal analysis team at Thomson...
The pilot project saw research partners Assistant Professor Marion Emmert and postdoctoral fellow H. M. Dhammika Bandara slice the drive of an all-electric Chevrolet Spark into several pieces which...
Previously, scientists have attempted to carefully extract the rare earth elements from the magnets but this was both time-consuming and very expensive, and so the Fraunhofer scientists have adopted...
For the past 18 months, the team has been exploring crushing and grinding methods that have yielded LCD glass particles of less than 75 micrometres in size. These were then soaked in a sulphuric acid...
Pele intends to source monazite from mineral sand mine tailings in countries that embrace sustainable mining practices and are allied trading partners with Canada. The objective is to recycle the...
According to United Nations statistics, e-scrap volumes will amount to 65.4 million tonnes by 2017. 'If it is not effectively dealt with now, it will create a major ecological disaster in the future...
'Demand for tellurium is predicted to increase by 360% by 2030 and, under high demand estimates, could put pressure on supply chains,' says new research from the UK Energy Research Centre and the...
ARN has now claimed a 95% recycling rate, of which 86% is material recycling, De Jong declared. Its state-of-the-art post-shredder technology plant in the Dutch city of Tiel has a lot to do with that...
′China has not demonstrated that the export quotas that China applies to various forms of rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum by virtue of the series of measures at issue are justified,...
Germany is currently ′in first place′ when it comes to resource use, consuming some 200 kg of raw materials per person each day, the researchers note. ′As a country poor in raw...

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