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Progetto KIC Raw materials AVAR

Added Value Alumina Refining

KIC Raw materials AVAR
Tipo di Finanziamento: 
Programmi dell'Unione Europea
Programma UE: 
da 1 Gennaio 2016 a 31 Dicembre 2016
Ruolo ENEA: 
Responsabile di Progetto: 
Danilo Fontana

Objective - The main objective of the project is to produce a number of scarce raw materials for the European economy from wastes from the alumina refining industry. The project will pilot the capture of high purity gallium and vanadium from upstream spent Bayer liquors whilst improving alumina yield within the Bayer process. Gallium has extensive use in the ICT industry while vanadium is using in Steel alloy allocation extensively in the automobile sector.