Date of Award
M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Red Mud is solid waste, brick red in colour is a by-product of Bayer process of alumina production. About 1 to 1.5 tonne of red mud is produced from production of 1 tonne of alumina. The waste generation is in huge quantity and methods for management of waste is not followed properly. It leads to spreading & leakage of Red Mud in environment. Hence, conversion of red mud to a valuable product was especially important. The main aim was conversion of Red Mud into valuable product. The potential of red mud for various applications like Magnetic Slime, Car batteries & permanent magnet was tested with procedures such as conversion of Red Mud into Ferrites in which red mud samples were mixed with Strontium/ Barium carbonate mixed with Activated charcoal which were combusted to form ferrite product for permanent magnet preparation, Preparation of magnetic slime using fevicol & boric acid which could be used in Toy Industry & in Electrochemical applications in which red mud cells were prepared using Plaster of Paris and sodium chloride can be used for making car batteries.
Bala, Shubhajit, "APPLICATION OF INDUSTRIAL RED MUD" (2020). Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Theses and Dissertations. 47.