China eyes coal deposits as potential feedstock for fly ash HPA

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Friday, 22 August 2014

The discovery of abundant deposits in north China offers Chinese industries a great opportunity to develop projects for the recovery of high-purity alumina from coal fly ash, to limit its reliance on bauxite and alumina imports and to curb environmental issues in its coal industry.

China’s vast coal resources represent a significant source of high-purity alumina by processing coal fly ash residue, industry experts said this week.

High-purity alumina is particularly important for refractory applications and China is now looking for alternative sources to reduce the gap in non-metallurgical bauxite supply generated by...

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