An investigation into six coal fly ashes from the United Kingdom and Poland to evaluate rare earth element content

Robert Blissett, N. Smalley, Neil Rowson

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Abstract

Rare earth elements have been identified by the European Commission as a critical raw material. Six European coal fly ashes have been investigated for their rare earth element content. A coal fly ash from the UK has levels of rare earth element that are approaching that which might be commercially viable to exploit. After classification there was found to be a slight enrichment in the smaller non-magnetic inorganic content of the coal fly ash.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-239
JournalFuel
Volume119
Early online date4 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Rare earth elements
  • Coal fly ash
  • Utilisation

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