publication . Article . 2020

Electrolytic iron production from alkaline bauxite residue slurries at low temperatures

Sevasti Koutsoupa; Stavroula Koutalidi; E. Bourbos; Efthymios Balomenos; Dimitrios Panias;
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  • Published: 11 Jun 2020 Journal: Johnson Matthey Technology Review (issn: 2056-5135, Copyright policy)
<jats:p> The primary iron metallurgy is characterized by significant direct CO2 emissions, due to the carbothermic reduction of the iron ore. This paper deals with the electrification of primary iron production by developing a new and innovative process for the carbon-free production of metallic iron from Bauxite Residue (BR) which is a by-product of the alumina industry. It is based on the electroreduction of iron oxides from BR suspensions in concentrated sodium hydroxide solutions, at low temperature and normal pressure. The iron oxide source, used in the present study is bauxite residue provided by Mytilineos S.A., Metallurgy Business Unit-Aluminium of Greec...
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free text keywords: Bauxite, engineering.material, engineering, Chemistry, Electrolytic iron, Slurry, Residue (complex analysis), Metallurgy
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Development of new methodologies for industrial CO2-free steel production by electrowinning
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 768788
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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