Bauxite residue management

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Published: Saturday, 24 September 2011

A waste product of the Bayer process used for alumina production, bauxite residue is one of industry’s largest waste streams. The International Aluminium Institute outlines key management, re-use and remediation schemes in place to tackle the issue

Bauxite residue has been continuously produced since the development of the alumina/aluminium industry in the late nineteenth century - and the global inventory is estimated to be around 3,000m. tonnes at the end of 2010 (Power et al, 2009) - and growing at approximately 120m. tpa. This makes bauxite residue one of...

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