Red Mud Pollution Problems : Some observations

Das, S N and Thakur, R S and Ray, H S (1998) Red Mud Pollution Problems : Some observations. In: Environmental & Waste Management in NoN-Ferrous Metallurgical Industries. NML Jamshedpur, Jamshedpur, pp. 11-16. ISBN 81-87053-28-7



The problem of pollution caused by red mud disposal and alternatively its utilisation has remained unsolved eversince industrial production of alumina from bauxite started as a commercial venture in 1860. Indigenous efforts to utilise this collosal waste have been limited since R&D efforts in this direction lacked coordination and adequate funding. In this paper the scientific and technological approaches to tackle this problem have been discussed and few conventional as well as novel approaches are presented. While looking for economics of alumina production, ecology has totally been ignored and time has come to realign our thinking and planning process to find a tangible solution.

Item Type:Book or NML Publication
Uncontrolled Keywords:Red mud disposal, Red mud utilisation, Bauxite alumina
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:2834
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:12 May 2011 11:30
Last Modified:30 Nov 2015 11:03
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