September 2000, Amsterdam - Projects - Ukraine

Yevgen Nazarenko (18)
School: Kyiv Taras Schevchenko University, Chemical Faculty
Hobbies: tennis, swimming, badminton, guitar
Career intention: chemist

The processing of the by-product of aluminium manufacture
Red mud is the by-product of aluminium manufacture. It yields and accumulates in quantity, comparable to alumina. Therefore, it needs to be utilised properly. We successfully explored the possibilities and developed a way and the conditions for obtaining a phosphatic binder on the basis of red mud and made structural materials on the basis of red mud and the binder. We thoroughly explored the performance of the materials obtained and compared these with the properties of other well-known materials of the same type. The results were favourable and offered ways of using these materials, for example for building and thermal insulating purposes .