Volume 93 Issue 6 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 9, 2015

Recovering Neodymium From Steel Mill Slag

Study shows valuable rare-earth metal accumulates selectively in waste from scrap steel processing
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Environmental SCENE
Keywords: rare earth, neodymium, recycle, slag, magnet

Substantial amounts of the rare-earth element neodymium can be recovered from a previously untapped source—the waste stream from some types of steel mills, according to a report in Energy Technology (2015, DOI: 10.1002/ente.201402162). The tight supply of rare-earth minerals has made headlines in recent years because of the technological importance of these materials and export restrictions imposed upon them . . .

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