Rare earth reduction: a techno-economic overview of the state-of-the-art technology and novel developments
|Taylor, Patrick R.
|Rush, Robert G.
|Includes bibliographical references.
|Rare Earths are critical to the future of green technology, especially for wind turbines and electric vehicle motors. However, reducing these rare earths into their metals is challenging metallurgically and economically. An overview will be given on the state-of-the-art processes for reducing rare earths from the rare earth oxides to the rare earth metal. Included are some of the novel processes being developed in the field. The market for these processes is examined at an international level. Also, the capital and operating costs of the state-of-the-art processes, along with some of the novel processes, were examined. This lays the foundation for the direction of future trends in commercial rare earth reduction technology.
|Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
|2022 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
|Copyright of the original work is retained by the author.
|rare earth economics
|rare earth reduction
|Rare earth reduction: a techno-economic overview of the state-of-the-art technology and novel developments
|Anderson, Corby G.
|Spiller, D. Erik
|Master of Science (M.S.)
|Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
|Colorado School of Mines