Smelting Studies for Recovery of Iron from Red Mud

  • Ender KeskinkilicEmail author
  • Saeid Pournaderi
  • Ahmet Geveci
  • Yavuz A. Topkaya
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


Red mud can be regarded as a by-product of aluminium extraction process since it contains a significant amount of iron and some valuable elements. Therefore, the treatment of red mud has been a hot topic for some decades. The authors have recently started a laboratory-scale project dealing with stepwise recovery of valuable elements from red mud of Seydisehir Aluminum Plant, Turkey. The first step is related to recovery of iron and pyrometallurgical methods (smelting and solid-state reduction) will be performed. Nonferrous metals will then be selectively leached in the second step. In the extent of the present work, a literature review relevant to the smelting studies for recovery of iron from red mud was presented.


Red mud Pyrometallurgy Smelting Iron 



The authors would like to thank The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) for the financial support given under Project No: 117M185.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ender Keskinkilic
    • 1
    Email author
  • Saeid Pournaderi
    • 2
  • Ahmet Geveci
    • 3
  • Yavuz A. Topkaya
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringAtilim UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Agri Ibrahim Cecen UniversityPatnos, AgriTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Metallurgical and Materials EngMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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