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Queen’s University researcher develops alumina catalyst from aluminium foil waste /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Ahmed Osman, a researcher at Queen’s University Belfast, has successfully recycled aluminium foil waste into an alumina based biofuel catalyst. The chemical is found to be more reactive yet cheaper than commercial alumina refined from bauxite. The out-of-the-box approach if ...

Airobotics launches automated drone to inspect operation at Worsley Alumina /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Airobotics, a leading provider of an end-to-end fully automatic solution, has developed an unmanned drone solution, the first of its kind in the global market. The company’s multi-purpose drone will be utilized at an Australian resources operation in a little while.Airoboti ...

Researchers reclaiming value from red mud waste generated in alumina refineries /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) announced yesterday that a team of materials science researchers  is developing the first commercially viable process for recovering valuable metals from red mud, a hazardous byproduct of aluminium production that is currently stored in ...

Morgan Advanced Materials develops new alumina sensor /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

World leading sensor and measurement technology company Morgan Advanced Materials has developed a new type of alumina sensor designed specifically for high-pressure and high-temperature water and sub-metering. The sensor has been specifically designed to withstand extreme tempera ...

Meller Optics introduces high-purity calcined alumina polishing powders /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Meller Optics Inc, the leading provider of high quality optics to defense, medical, laser and industrial markets in the US for more than half a century now, has introduced a new line of high-purity calcined alumina polishing powders for high quality fnish. The alumina powders nam ...

Iranian and German scientists develop high-purity alumina nanoparticles /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

The scientists at the Isfahan University of Technology in Iran association with their colleagues from Germany have developed high-purity alumina nanoparticles using a green laboratorial method. Alumina nanoparticles are largely used in oil refinery for controlling the emission of ...

Rusal announced the first time production of scandium oxide from red mud /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Russian aluminium major UC Rusal announced the first time production of scandium oxide in its smelter in the Ural Mountains known as UAZ at a concentration rate that exceeds 99%.Initially, Rusal commissioned a pilot unit that for processing scandium concentrate into scandium oxid ...

Hatch alumina tube digestion technology reduces costs and increases production /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Alumina producers face ongoing challenges to reduce costs and increase production. Today, the investment needed for a modern greenfield refinery is typically in the range of several billion dollars. But to gain economies of scale, larger, more complex refineries are constructed. ...

/images/lock.png ARENA backs plan to use solar energy for alumina refining /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

A project that could lead to the use of solar thermal technology by Australia’s large industrial sector – and cut its reliance on fossil fuels in half – has been selected by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency in its latest round of funding. Led by the University of Adelaid ...

/images/lock.png Orbite receives Canadian fly ash patent and allowance for Russian red mud patent /Images/icons/OpenNewWindowIcon.gif

Orbite Technologies Inc. today announced that it has been advised by the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (ROSPATENT) that its Russian patent application No. 2014131946 pertaining to its red mud monetization technology and titled "Processes for Treating Red Mud", has bee ...

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