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Dabbebi, R., Perumal, P. & Moukannaa, S. Management and valorization of phosphate beneficiation slime: a critical review. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 20, 11763–11776 (2023).

Management and valorization of phosphate beneficiation slime : a critical review

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Author: Dabbebi, R.1; Perumal, P.1; Moukannaa, S.1
Organizations: 1Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu, Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1, 90014, Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-11-06


The valorization of phosphate mine waste (PMW) in different fields has recently become attractive to many researchers. This review paper examines the potential use of PMW as a raw material in different applications toward sustainable management strategies. Dewatering, recovery of phosphate and heavy metals, building materials and ceramics applications have been captured in this paper. Based on the origin of deposit and the treatment during ore beneficiation, the PMW shows different mineral compositions and various percentage of chemical elements which make it suitable for most of the studied applications. The objective of this paper is to show the potential of the phosphate mine waste valorization and to identify the knowledge gap.

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Series: International journal of environmental science and technology
ISSN: 1735-1472
ISSN-E: 1735-2630
ISSN-L: 1735-1472
Volume: 20
Issue: 10
Pages: 11763 - 11776
DOI: 10.1007/s13762-023-04901-0
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Funding: Open Access funding provided by University of Oulu including Oulu University Hospital. The authors have no relevant financial or non-financial interests to disclose.
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