PROJECT PROGRESS

PROJECT PROGRESS

December 19

KOM

KOM
Kick Off Meeting 19th December 2016
January 1

First Progress Meeting

First Progress Meeting
Progress Meeting and ERES 2017 Conference May 31, 2017
January 2

Second Progress Meeting

Second Progress Meeting
Hosted by TRONOX, the 2nd SCALE Project Progress Meeting took place in Rotterdam on November 28-29, 2017.
May 22

MS1 – First results on Sc leaching and extraction from BR

MS1 – First results on Sc leaching and extraction from BR
Selective leaching of Sc against iron, aluminum and titanium has been achieved from Greek bauxite residues using different  innovative technologies (leaching with mineral acid, leaching with Ionic Liquids and mechanochemical leaching with mineral acid) . Resulting leach solutions with as low as 6 mg/lt in Sc have been  utilized in the II-VI SIR process, to produce a concentrates with more than 60gr/kg Sc2O3.  
May 22

MS2 – New Sc metal production technology

MS2 – New Sc metal production technology
Three technologies have provided breakthrough results: Lab scale aluminothermic production of Al- Sc master alloy from ScF3. Bulk Al-Sc alloys with contents up to 27 wt.-% Sc could be produced with no other impurities, at a Sc reduction yield of 77 %. Using a modified Hall-Heroult process, direct production of Al-Sc alloy from Sc2O3 was achieved in a cell setup used currently in the primary aluminium industry. The aluminium metal product obtained contained 2.6 wt% Sc, and the current efficiency of the process being of ca. 85 %. Direct metallic Sc production from ScCl3 dissolved in an ionic liquid was achieved at 30oC electrolysis temperature. 0,013g of Sc were…
May 22

MS3

MS3
A new flowsheet for purification of Scandium concentrates and direct ScF3 precipitation (SEM foto from KTH) has been developed by KTH and MEAB
June 27

Third Progress Meeting

Third Progress Meeting
The 3rd Progress Meeting of SCALE and its 1st Project Review took place on the 27th  and 28th of June 2018 at the industrial plant of AOS in Hamburg, Germany
November 27

Fourth Progress Meeting

Fourth Progress Meeting
The 4th progress meeting was held at BAM in Berlin on the 28th of November 2018
December 22

MS4

Installation Prototype plant in AoG
December 22

MS5

Scandium RTD visibility
December 22

MS6

Optimum metal/alloy production technology for scale up