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Our approach with respect to Downloads is rather simple and straight-forward. The content will be shared through ResearchGate through the https://www.researchgate.net/project/Red_Mud_Project/

Information for ResearchGate here https://www.researchgate.net/home.Home.html

If you cannot access the Red Mud Project in ResearchGate, contact us and we will add you ourselves.

Information for ResearchGate projects here: http://news.researchgate.net/index.php?/archives/157-Projects-A-new-tool.-Optimized-for-collaboration..html

Additional information from conferences etc will be posted here but this is a per case choice. The goal is to strengthen the community and the sharing.

4 January  2014

I uploaded in ResearchGate, Red Mud Project, all the abstracts of published work for 2013, both for “red mud” and “bauxite residue”. That amounts to about 150 pages 🙂

Hope you enjoy and share the wealth!


26 December 2013
Red mud continues to be a topic of high interest. Like in 2012, more than 400 publications were released in 2013, covering patents, articles etc. The most intense activity is recorded in China. The term “bauxite residue” does not seem to be used as widely as “red mud” and is most often found in specific regions in the world and in academic works. More analytical data can be found in the two links below, one when the keyword “red mud” is used and the other one when the keyword “bauxite residue” is used. The list is not exhaustive, some papers and works are absent.

Red mud 2013_activity

Bauxite residue 2013_activity

25 October 2011
The International Seminar on Bauxite Residue (red mud) recently finished in Goa, India and was a success. The seminar was held from 17 to 19 of October and was structured around 3 areas: characterization (co-ordination by Frank Feret, Rio Tinto Alcan, and Peter Smith, CSIRO), processing, storage and storage area rehabilitation (co-ordination by Vinod Sood, Hindalco, and Leslie Leibenguth, LW Leibenguth Technical Services) and bauxite residue as feedstock (co-ordination by Yiannis Pontikes, KULeuven, and Andrey Panov, RUSAL). The proceedings, including the 35 papers submitted, are published by ICSOBA, in the Travaux, Vol. 36, 2011, No. 40. You can find some of the presentations given in the Seminar below:

Session 3: Bauxite Residue As Feedstock
Red Mud Filtration Test Results using AFP IV™ Automatic Filter Press
A Zero Waste Framework for a New Minerals Industrial Complex
Study on hydro-alkali pre-treatment for red mud and the application of post-treated residue on construction materials
Technological Options for Effective Utilization of Bauxite Residue (Red Mud) – A Review
Bauxite residue in the raw meal or as a pozzolanic material in cement: a “strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats” analysis
Development of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites and Value Added Products Using Bauxite Residue
Innovative pyrometallurgical processing technology for red mud from alumina industry and melting unit for the technology implementation
Mineralogically Formulated Advanced Shielding Ceramics Utilizing Red mud and Fly ash
Red mud as catalyst for hydrocarbon cracking and resultant carbon deposits for water treatment
Production of Transformed Red Mud and Application in Mining Waste Treatment

The 18th International Symposium of ICSOBA was held in Zhengzhou, from 25 to 27 November 2010. More information can be retrieved in the official ICSOBA web site (i.e. http://www.icsoba.info).

The key-note lecture by György (George) Bánvölgyi, on the 18th ICOBA symposium, titled: Red mud storage dam failure in Hungary: the most serious accident of the Bayer process, is available here.

Y. Pontikes had two presentations. You can find them online here:

Case studies in Greece for the valorization of Bayer’s process bauxite residue: aggregates, ceramics, glass-ceramics, cement and catalysis. Link: http://redmud.org/Files/ICSOBA_2/index.html

An overview on heavy clay ceramics with Bayer’s process bauxite residue: from laboratory to industrial scale. Link: http://redmud.org/Files/ICSOBA_1/index.html
CSIRO’s Bauxite, Residue and Disposal Database (BRaDD) is a web-based data platform that enables users to identify current practices worldwide in bauxite residue processing and storage, and evaluate options for sustainable utilisation of residue.
The Bauxite, Residue and Disposal Database
An invitation to participate
Accessing BRaDD
Options for bauxite residue utilisation
The database enables new insights into the best options for bauxite residue management and future large-scale residue use.

It covers data from alumina refineries across the world, including their history of operation, and because it includes information on bauxite composition, allows users to link feed bauxite and processing to final residue disposal.

CSIRO researchers have developed the Bauxite, Residue and Disposal Database (BRaDD) as a comprehensive information bank that will allow identification of trends and patterns in production, management and storage of bauxite residues.

BRaDD has been developed through the Light Metals Flagship and CSIRO Process Science and Engineering via the Parker Cooperative Research Centre for Integrated Hydrometallurgy Solutions.