|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Rare Metal Extraction & Processing
||Innovative Reactors for Recovery of Rare Earth Elements (REE)
||Alison Lewis, Jemitias Chivavava, Jacolien DuPlessis, Dane Smith, Jody-Lee Smith
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Interest in the recovery of Rare Earth Elements (REE) has increased dramatically in the last few years, with a surge in research activity and publications focussing on recovery of REE [1-7]. The recovery is often achieved using staged precipitation processes carried out in various configurations of stirred tank reactors  such as the parallel flow precipitation method . Although it is known that stirred tank reactors are not always the most suitable choice for precipitation processes, they are inevitably the default choice in both industrial processes and research studies. This keynote address will propose that innovation is needed in the choice and design of precipitation reactors in order to most effectively recover REE and to design efficient, controllable and sustainable processes.
||Hydrometallurgy, Recycling and Secondary Recovery, Sustainability