Client & Alumni News

Extraction of REEs from Mine Drainage

The Lehigh University Energy Research Center (ERC), in collaboration with BFTP client Applied Separations, Allentown, is conducting research to investigate the feasibility of a chelate-enhanced sCO2 method for Rare Earth Elements extraction from acid mine drainage (AMD). AMD is a metal-rich acidic wastewater byproduct from the coal mining industry. The project is carried out with support from Blaschak Coal Corporation, also a BFTP client. Via Lehigh Energy Update: