Characteristics and separability of red mud

Karoly Solymar, Istvan Sajo, Janos Steiner, Jozsef Zoeldi

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The correlation between red mud characteristics and separability will be discussed. A new X-ray Diffraction Database and Phase Analytical System, completed by thermogravimetry, was applied to determine the quantitative mineralogical composition of various bauxites and red muds. The effects of technology (lime chemistry, goethite-hematite conversion, etc.) on the separability of red mud has been determined. A laboratory soft gamma-ray absorption model settler has been developed and used in order to simulate the continuous settling process and to determine the loading capacity of the plant settlers. The main features and advantages of the dry stacking of red mud will be demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight Metals 1992
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1992
EventProceedings of the 121st TMS Annual Meeting - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 1 1992Mar 5 1992

Publication series

NameLight Metals 1992


OtherProceedings of the 121st TMS Annual Meeting
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Solymar, K., Sajo, I., Steiner, J., & Zoeldi, J. (1992). Characteristics and separability of red mud. In Light Metals 1992 (pp. 209-223). (Light Metals 1992).