Project Title

The Uses of the Aluminum Extraction By-Product Red Mud (Bauxite Residue)

Academic department under which the project should be listed

CSM - Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Sponsor Name

Dr. Bharat Baruah

Additional Faculty

Dr. Ganesh Deka gdeka@kennesaw.edu

No human subjects

Abstract (300 words maximum)

The negative externalities of the metal production industry are one of the growing problems with humans' environmental impact. As more nations develop metropolitan centers and suburban lifestyles, demand for metals like aluminum, iron, and copper will continue to rise. In the extraction of smelter grade alumina from bauxite minerals the caustic by-product, called red mud, is treated as a waste material and goes on to affect wildlife negatively. In recent years there has been a lot of research into the possible applications of red mud to have more of it used as a product or resource rather than a waste product.

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The Uses of the Aluminum Extraction By-Product Red Mud (Bauxite Residue)

The negative externalities of the metal production industry are one of the growing problems with humans' environmental impact. As more nations develop metropolitan centers and suburban lifestyles, demand for metals like aluminum, iron, and copper will continue to rise. In the extraction of smelter grade alumina from bauxite minerals the caustic by-product, called red mud, is treated as a waste material and goes on to affect wildlife negatively. In recent years there has been a lot of research into the possible applications of red mud to have more of it used as a product or resource rather than a waste product.