Best research paper award!

Best research paper award! Our PhD candidate Ganesh Pilla, received the “Best research paper award” at the International Conference on Aspects of Materials Science and Engineering ICAMSE 2022 conference in India, organized by Panjab University, India on 04th – 05th March 2022. Total 120 papers from more than 35 countries were published in Elsevier’s Materials Today: Proceedings. […]

Working with hydrogen gas

Working with hydrogen gas Meet Esin! Esin Iplik is a phd-student at Linde. She works with hydrogen, a highly flammable gas that burns with an almost invisible flame! More specific she is working on hydrogen oxyfuel combustion (combustion of hydrogen with pure oxygen instead of air) at the combustion lab in Unterschleißheim – Linde Technology […]

Fun facts about hydrogen transportation

Fun facts about hydrogen transportation: This huge truck contains only 395 kg of hydrogen, but that is actually a lot of hydrogen!! Linde transports hydrogen in huge trucks. The volume of hydrogen is 4,400 Nm3, which corresponds to 1.76 Olympic swimming pools at normal conditions. However, hydrogen is transported under 200 bar pressure. This corresponds […]

Students extracting metals from Red Mud

Meet Olivia Bogen Skibelid, Frida Vollan and Sander Ose Velle! They are chemistry students at NTNU doing their Bachelor on extracting metals from Red Mud. Red Mud, or bauxite recidue, is a waste product produced by the aluminium industry. Global annual production of red mud (bauxite residue) is about 150 million tonnes. It contains varying […]

Oral presentation at TMS2022

Oral presentation at TMS2022 HARARE was presented at the TMS2022. TMS is the annual meeting and Expedition of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society that brings together engineers, scientists, business leaders, and other professionals in the minerals, metals, and materials fields for a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary exchange of technical knowledge. This year’s meeting was held in person […]

Recovery of Copper, Iron, and Alumina from Metallurgical Waste by Use of Hydrogen

Recovery of Copper, Iron, and Alumina from Metallurgical Waste by Use of Hydrogen Abstract: Substituting carbon with hydrogen is one of the few ways metal production can potentially become free of CO2 emissions. Moreover, the metallurgical industry produces significant amounts of waste. The present work presents a circular concept that will be pursued in the HARARE […]

Hydrogen reduction in molten copper

Hydrogen reduction in molten copper Meet Gunnar Hovestadt! He is a Ph.D. student at RWTH Aachen and is dealing with hydrogen reduction in molten state. He is part of the copper reduction team and supervises several student thesis in our project.  With his Ph.D. topic Gunnar wants to develop new reduction processes with hydrogen to reduce […]

How to extract iron from Red Mud

How to extract iron from Red Mud Meet Arman H Kermani (to the right) and Per Ivar Friborg (to the left) from NTNU doing small scale experiments at a SINTEF facility. The aim of these experiments, conducted by Arman, is to be able to reduce red mud with hydrogen, producing iron. Red Mud is a […]

Hydrogen as reductant – What does that mean?

Hydrogen as reductant – What does that mean?   Metals exist in the earth’s crust mainly as oxides. It means that every metal atom is attached to one or more oxygen atoms. They form very strong bound, like a marriage. To break these bounds, we need a reductant to steal the oxygen atoms from the metal atoms. Normally carbon is used […]

Let’s talk about Red Mud (Bauxite Residue)

Let’s talk about Red Mud (Bauxite Residue) Global annual production of red mud (bauxite residue) is about 150 million tonnes. It contains raw materials for the production of iron, silicon and aluminium, and is dumped as waste in spite of the availability of recycling technologies. This is because it is cheaper to dump bauxite residue as […]