Allanore Group

 
 

Most major mining and metallurgical processes are more than 100 years old, developed at a time of limited awareness of their environmental impact and the issue of resources limitations.  These two issues are covered nowadays by the term «sustainability», which also encompasses a cost metric when applied to primary materials.  Unfortunately, all the easy problems limiting the operational as well as environmental costs of metals extraction and manufacturing have been solved, and innovative approaches are needed to cope with both globalization and earth intrinsic limitations.

 

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electrochemistry

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January 2016
Allanore Group results published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society show a novel approach to the electrochemical production of liquid copper from copper sulfide.  Link to here.http://jes.ecsdl.org/content/163/3/D115.full.pdf+htmlshapeimage_7_link_0
February 2016
Chmielowiec and Allanore present in Journal of the Electrochemical Society a novel tool to evaluate in-situ electrolytic current spatial and temporal evolution.  Link to here.  http://jes.ecsdl.org/cgi/content/abstract/163/5/E142http://jes.ecsdl.org/cgi/content/abstract/163/5/E142shapeimage_8_link_0shapeimage_8_link_1
October 2016
Samuel Wagstaff and Antoine Allanore publish two new papers on a novel approach to mitigate macrosegration in aluminum ingots casting in Link to here  and here.http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11663-016-0756-0/fulltext.html?view=classichttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11663-016-0756-0/fulltext.html?view=classichttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11663-016-0718-6?view=classicshapeimage_9_link_0shapeimage_9_link_1shapeimage_9_link_2
September 2016
A novel connection between entropy and electrical properties for molten materials has been proposed by Rinzler and Allanore.  See Philosophical Magazine.http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14786435.2016.1216657shapeimage_10_link_0
May 11-12, 2017
MIT Metals & Minerals for the Environment Symposium envisions a more sustainable future for the metals and minerals industry.  May 11 and 12, 2017, MIT, Cambridge, MAhttp://metalsandminerals.mit.edu/symposiumshapeimage_11_link_0
June 2017 
Y. Zhao, C.C. Rinzler and A. Allanore publish paper on molten semiconductors for high-temperature thermoelectricity in ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology.  Link to here.https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=Molten+Semiconductors+for+High+Temperature+Thermoelectricity&btnG=&hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C22shapeimage_12_link_0
June 2017
S. Sahu, B. Chmielowiec and A. Allanore publish paper on electrolytic extraction of copper, molybdenum and rhenium from molten sulfide electrolyte in Electrochimica Acta.  Link to here.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013468617308290shapeimage_13_link_0
June 15, 2017 
2nd International Workshop on Alternative Potash, London, U.K., a symposium to discuss the latest developments on alternative potassium fertilizers.http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/alternativepotash-iwap/shapeimage_15_link_0