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Extracting Rare Earths with Bacteria

Executive SummaryThe mining, extracting, and recovery of lanthanides, or rare earth elements (REEs), is currently limited by the expense to separate the REEs from heterogeneous sources, their sparse distribution in the earth’s crust, and the toxic and radioactive waste products released from harsh extraction conditions. Currently, China sources...
Published: 11/21/2016   |   Inventor(s): Norma Martinez-Gomez, Elizabeth Skovran
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals