Georgia SME Section

SME GA Virtual Zoom Meeting, March 18, 2021, 6:25 PM, Timothy M. Dittrich - Concentrating Rare Earth Elements From Coal Fly Ash Leachates Using Ligand-Associated Organosilica Media

  • 1.  SME GA Virtual Zoom Meeting, March 18, 2021, 6:25 PM, Timothy M. Dittrich - Concentrating Rare Earth Elements From Coal Fly Ash Leachates Using Ligand-Associated Organosilica Media

    Posted 03-09-2021 02:40 PM
    SME Georgia Section Members and Guests:
    Our next meeting is on Thursday, March 18, 2021.  
    Time: Mar 18, 2021 
    Business:  6:15-6:30 PM
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    Timothy M. Dittrich - Concentrating Rare Earth Elements From Coal Fly Ash Leachates Using Ligand-Associated Organosilica Media
    Rare earth elements (REEs) have many critical uses in advanced technology and the lack of a reliable domestic supply has been identified by the U.S. DOE as a vulnerability to U.S. economic security. Our research focuses on developing an economical process for extracting REEs from coal fly ash by coupling a hydrothermal extraction process with the engineering of a ligand-associated media for concentrating REEs from the extraction liquid. We will first discuss the process of collecting and characterizing coal fly ash feedstock from coal-fired power plants near Detroit, MI by advanced characterization techniques (e.g., complete digestions, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, and x-ray fluorescence).
     

    Timothy M. Dittrich, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

    Wayne State University

    5050 Anthony Wayne Dr.,  Room 2164

    Detroit, MI 48202

    (313) 577-3627

     

    Steve

    S. J. Stokowski, CPG, PG
    Vice Chair, SME Georgia

    1500 Laurel Haven Court, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    Web: www.linkedin.com/in/stevenstokowski/
    cell: 508-259-3536 



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