Recovering REE and Sc from industrial by-products: The case of Bauxite Resiude from the alumina industry

Date Wed 17 February 2021, 12:00
- Wed 17 February 2021, 13:00

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Dr BalomenosDr Efthymios Balomenos studied Mining and Metallurgical engineering at National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and received his PhD degree in Thermodynamics in the same school in 2006. Since 2008 he has been working in the Laboratory of Metallurgy as a postdoc researcher focusing on sustainable process development, CO2 mitigation strategies, exergy analysis and resource utilization efficiency. He was involved in the research management of the ENEXAL, the EURARE and is involved in the ongoing SCALE, ENSUEAL, REMOVAL, BIORECOVER and AlSiCaL projects.

He has more than 40 research publications in journals and conference proceedings with more than 500 citations and an h-index of 13. Since 2015 he is working for MYTILINEOS S.A. Metallurgy Business Unit, focusing on promoting sustainable solutions for the valorization of the bauxite residue.