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Turning Industrial Residues into Resources: An Environmental Impact Assessment of Goethite Valorization

Abstract

Andrea Di Maria, Karel Van Acker

Juni 2018

Goethite is a metals-rich residue that occurs during zinc production. The feasibility of metal recovery from goethite has been demonstrated, but is not economically viable on an industrial scale. Therefore, goethite is landfilled with considerable economic costs and environmental risks. The goal of this study is to evaluate the environmental performance of a new valorization strategy for goethite residues from zinc production, with the aims of: ① recovering the valuable zinc contained in the goethite and ② avoiding the landfilling of goethite by producing a clean byproduct.

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Researcher Steunpunt Circulaire Economie

 

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