Recovery of rare earth metals (REMs) from primary and secondary resources: a review

Kumar, Vinay and Jha, Manis K and Kumari, Archana and Panda, Rekha and Kumar, J Rajesh and Lee, J Y (2014) Recovery of rare earth metals (REMs) from primary and secondary resources: a review. In: EPD Congress-2014, 16/02/2014 To 20/02/2014, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California. USA..

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Rare earth metals (REMs) play a significant role in the manufacture of permanent magnets, fluorescent lamps, catalysts, medicines, super alloys etc. Recently, China, which controls 97% of world trade in REMs, imposed restriction on its export. Consequently, the global demand of REMs is escalating and is expected to exceed the supply by 40,000 tonnes annually. Present review paper reports the flow-sheets of commercial processes based on pyro-hydro and hybrid techniques as well as systematic research for process development to recover REMs from primary and secondary resources. This review paper also reports the recommendation and future prospective to fulfill its demand and supply gap keeping in view environmental prospective.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords:Rare earth metals (REMs), Primary resources, Secondary resources.
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:6852
Deposited On:05 Mar 2014 09:52
Last Modified:05 Mar 2014 09:52
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