Thursday, 28 January 2021

Rare-Earth Metal Recovery for Green Technologies: Methods and Applications


This new book examines the development, use, extraction, and recovery of rare earth metals. Rare earth elements (REEs) occupy a key role in daily life in industrial applications. They are one of the critical elements for energy and sustainable growth. REEs are utilized in many modern electrical and electronic devices such as smart phones, computers, LED lights etc.

Recovery of the REEs from secondary resources represents a way to meet the growing demand for electronic devices. Because of their rarity, utility, and importance, the recovery, utilization and recycling of rare earth metals is of utmost importance. This book presents both current methods of processing rare earths from primary and secondary sources and new, green routes for their isolation and purification. 

The book also addresses their utilization, re-use, reduction, and recycling policies that exist globally. Applications in metallurgy, magnets, ceramics, electronics, and chemical, optical, and nuclear technologies are discussed.

The editor, Dr. Jyothi Rajesh Kumar is a Principal Researcher at the Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources, Daejeon, South Korea as well as serving Professor for the University of Science & Technology, South Korea in the area of Resources Recycling.

2 comments:

  1. The book may help the need of the hour .Although lot of potential sources like placer deposits hosting ilmenite and LREE ., but low concentrations make it difficult for extraction ., Non traditional rocks like syenite and granites hosting LREE are also difficult for metallurgical process. Hence few experts who are in this line should orient few scientific investigations on those lines .,

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  2. Barry , your introduction with "This new book examines the development, use, extraction, and recovery of rare earth metals. Rare earth elements (REEs) occupy a key role in daily life" is sp apt.
    This Blog gave me so much happiness and my hearty congratulations and compliments to Dr.Kumar--This book came out in these difficult times. This Blog gives hope for a bright future to mineral industry.
    Dr.Raju's comments are very informative.
    From my knowledge, I feel any element appearing in any form (solid/liquid/gas}, the source has to be from some a deposit in the earth.

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