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Rhodia Process to Recycle Rare Earths
10:05 AM MST | January 28, 2011 | â€”ian young
Rhodia says it has developed a process for the recovery and separation of rare earths contained in used low-energy light bulbs. The process, which should be operational by the first quarter of 2012, is based on the recycling of luminescent powders and opens up â€śfresh environmental and economic prospects at a pan-European level,â€ť the company says. Development of the process stems from a range of research programs carried out by Rhodia over a period of several years. The luminescent powders used in low-energy light bulbs, containing high concentrations of rare...
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