Publications

REE Project Portfolio

Rare Earth Elements Project Portfolio (March 2017)

NETL Science & Technology (S&T) Tech Team Presentations

Authors Title Fiscal Year-Quarter
Tracy Bank, Elliot Roth, Bret Howard, Evan Granite
Geology of Rare Earth Deposits FY16-Q3

Journal Publications/Patents/Topical Reports

Authors Title Journal (page) Date
Allan Kolker, Clint Scott, James C. Hower, Jorge A. Vazquez, Christina L. Lopano, and Shifeng Dai Distribution of rare earth elements in coal combustion fly ash, determined by SHRIMP-RG ion microprobe International Journal of Coal Geology, 184, (1-10) 2017
Mary Anne Alvin, Evan Granite and Charles Miller The Future of Rare Earth Elements May Lie with Coal American Coal, 2, (28-32) 2017
Tran X. Phuoc, Ping Wang, and Dustin McIntyre Discovering the Feasibility of Using the Radiation Forces for Recovering Rare Earth Elements from Coal Power Plant By-Products
Advanced Powder Technology, 26 (1465-1472) 2015/09/01
Tran X. Phuoc, Ping Wang, and Dustin McIntyre Detection of Rare Earth Elements in Powder River Basin Sub-Bituminous Coal Ash Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Fuel, Volume 163 (129-132)  2016/01/01
Clinton W Noack, Jinesh C Jain, John Stegmeier, J Alexandra Hakala, and Athanasios K Karamalidis Rare Earth Element Geochemistry Of Outcrop And Core Samples From The Marcellus Shale Geochemical Transactions,(16:6) 2015/06/26
James C. Hower, Evan J. Granite, David B. Mayfield, Ari S. Lewis, and Robert B. Finkelman Notes on Contributions to the Science of Rare Earth Element Enrichment in Coal and Coal Combustion By-Products Minerals, 6(2), 32 2016/03/24
Evan J. Granite, Elliot Roth, and Mary Anne Alvin  Characterization and Recovery of Rare Earths from Coal and By-Products EM 2016/06/01
Tracy Bank, Elliot Roth, Phillip Tinker, and Evan Granite Analysis of Rare Earth Elements in Geologic Samples using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry US DOE Topical Report DOE/NETL-2016/1794 2016/04/14 
Evan J. Granite, Elliot Roth, and Mary Anne Alvin Recovery of Rare Earths from Coal and Byproducts - A Paradigm Shift for Coal Research National Academy of Engineering - The Bridge, Fall 2016 46(3),(56-57) 2016/09/22
Edgar Klunder Method for enhancing selectivity and recovery in the fractional flotation of particles in a flotation column US Patent 7,992,718 2011/08/09
Robert Thompson, Tracy Bank, Elliot Roth, and Evan Granite Resolution of rare earth element interferences in fossil energy byproduct samples using sector-field ICP-MS Fuel, Volume 185, (94-101) 2016/12/01
Liqiang Lu, Kisoo Yoo, and Sofiane Benyahia Coarse-Grained-Particle Method for Simulation of Liquid-Solids Reacting Flows Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 55(39), (10477-10491)
            
2016/10
Ronghong Lin, Tracy Bank, Bret Howard, Yee Soong, Elliot Roth, and Evan Granite Enrichment of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal By-Products by Physical Separations Fuel, Volume 200, (506-520) 2017/03/14
Elliot Roth, Tracy Bank, Bret Howard, and Evan Granite Rare Earth Elements in Alberta Oil Sand Process Streams Energy & Fuels, Volume 31, (4714-4720) 2017/04/05
John C. Ahern, Zsolt L. Poole, John Baltrus, and Paul R. Ohodnicki, Jr. Portable Luminescence Based Fiber Optic Probe for REE Detection and Quantification IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(9), 2644-2648 2017
Wilfong, W.C., Kail, B.W., Bank, T.L., Howard, B.H., and Gray, M.L. Recovering Rare Earth Elements from Aqueous Solution with Porous Amine-Epoxy Networks ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9 (21), 18283-18294 2017
Ronghong Lin, Tracy L. Bank, Elliot A. Roth, Evan J. Granite, and Yee Soong Organic and Inorganic Associations of Rare Earth Elements in Central Appalachian Coal International Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 179, 295-301 2017
Chet R. Bhatt, Jinesh C. Jain, Christian L. Goueguel, Dustin L. McIntyre, Jagdish P. Singh Measurement of Eu and Yb in aqueous solutions by underwater laser induced breakdown spectroscopy Spectrochimica Acta Part B, volume 137, p. 8–12  2017

Book Chapters

Authors Title Book Date
H.A.E. Hawa, J. Nakano, A. Nakano, and J. Bennett The Influence of Phosphorous Additions on Phase Evolution in Molten Coal Slag Applications of Process Engineering Principles in Materials Processing, Energy and Environmental Technologies, ed. S. Wang, et al., Springer, 2017, pp 221-229 2017

In Press - Accepted for Publication

Authors Title Journal Date
John C. Ahern, Zsolt L. Poole, John Baltrus, and Paul R. Ohodnicki, Jr. Portable Luminescence Based Fiber Optic Probe for REE Detection and Quantification Accepted for publication in IEEE Sensors 2017
Allan Kolker, Clint Scott, James C. Hower, Jorge A. Vazquez, Christina L. Lopano, Shifeng Dai Distribution of Rare Earth Elements in Coal Combustion Fly Ash, Determined by SHRIMP-RG Oon Microprobe Accepted for publication in International Journal of Coal Geology 2017/10

 Conference Presentations

Authors Title Conference (Location) Date
Evan Granite, Elliot Roth, Tracy Bank, Ronghong Lin, Bret Howard, Yee Soong, Mac Gray, Chris Wilfong, Ranjani Siriwardane, James Bennett, Jin Nakano, Tom Tarka, and Mary Anne Alvin Brief Overview of Rare Earth Research at NETL R&IC AIChE Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, MN) 2017/11/02
Elliot Roth, Megan Macala, Ronghong Lin, Tracy Bank, Bret Howard, and Evan Granite Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from Fly Ash Using NaOH Hydrothermal and Ultrasound Pretreatment AIChE Annual Meeting (Minneapolis, MN) 2017/11/02
Hani Abu El Hawa, Jinichiro Nakano, Anna Nakano, and James Bennett The Influence of Phosphorous Additions on Phase Evolution in Molten Coal Slag TMS 2017 Conference (San Diego, CA) 2017/02/28
Ronghong Lin, Elliot Roth, Tracy Bank, Bret H. Howard, Yee Soong and Evan J. Granite Enrichment of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal By-Products By Physical Separations 2016 AIChE National Meeting, Rare Earths in Fossil Energy Session (San Francisco, CA) 2016/11/17
Yee Soong, Fan Shi, McMahan L. Gray and Yungchieh Lai Frother Performance and Its Influence on Flotation Process 2016 AIChE National Meeting, Rare Earths in Fossil Energy Session (San Francisco, CA) 2016/11/17
Elliot Roth, Robert Thompson, Ronghong Lin, Tracy Bank and Evan J. Granite Distributions and Associations of Rare Earth Elements in Fly Ash Using Laser Ablation High Resolution Mass Spectrometry 2016 AIChE National Meeting, Rare Earths in Fossil Energy Session (San Francisco, CA) 2016/11/17
Elliot Roth, Ronghong Lin, Tracy Bank and Evan J. Granite Reactive Grinding of Coal Ash for Enhanced Rare Earth Extraction 2016 AIChE National Meeting, Rare Earths in Fossil Energy Session (San Francisco, CA) 2016/11/17
Evan J. Granite, Elliot Roth and Mary Anne Alvin Characterization and Recovery of Rare Earths from Coal and By-Products 2016 AIChE National Meeting, Rare Earths in Fossil Energy Session (San Francisco, CA) 2016/11/17
J. Jain and H.M. Edenborn Studies on the use of alginate gel polymers as selective adsorbents of rare earth elements from aqueous solutions (poster presentation) GSA Northeastern Section Meeting (Albany, New York)  2016/03/21
Tran X. Phuoc, Ping Wang, and Dustin McIntyre Profiling Rare Earth Elements In Power River Basin Sub-Bituminous Coal Ash Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (Libs) 2015 World of Coal Ash Conference (WOCA) (Nashville, TN) 2015/05/05
Tracy Bank, Elliot Roth, and Evan Granite Detection of Metals and Rare Earth Elements in Deep Eutectic Solvents and Ionic Liquids using ICP-MS 2015 International Association of Geoanalysts Meeting (Leoben, Austria) 2015/11/12
Tracy Bank, Elliot Roth, and Evan Granite Optimization of Rare Earth Analyses in Geologic Material using Universal Cell Technology and ICP-MS 2015 International Association of Geoanalysts Meeting (Leoben, Austria) 2015/08/09
Mengling Stuckman, Christina Lopano, Christine Thomas, Jinesh Jain, and Evan Granite Geochemical Characterization of Rare Earth Elements in Coal Combustion Byproducts Utilizing Synchrotron Technology 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, (Baltimore, MD) 2015/11/01
Janesh Jain, and Hank Edenborn Selective Cation Removal via Gel Polymerization in Marcellus Flowback Water Geological Society of America Southeastern Annual Meeting,(Chattanooga, TN) 2015/03/19
Ashley LeDonne, Elliot Rith, J.Leske, and Evan Granite Synthesis of Layered Double Hydroxides Intercalated with Chelating Agents for Rare Earth Element Capture from Aqueous Streams 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT) 2015/11/09
Elliot Roth, Tracy Bank, and Evan Granite Characterization of Rare Earth Elements in Canadian Oil Sand Process Streams 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT) 2015/11/12
Elliot Roth, Tracy Bank, and Evan Granite Uncertainties and Optimum Detection Modes for Rare Earth Analysis in Coal and Coal Ash Using Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT) 2015/11/12
Elliot Roth, Murphy Keller, Tracy Bank, and Evan Granite Fate of Rare Earth Elements during Lab-Scale Combustion of Lignite Coal 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT) 2015/11/08
Elliot Roth, Megan Macala, Tracy Bank, and Evan Granite Deep Eutectic Solvents and Ionic Liquids for Extraction of rare Earth Elements from Coal Ash 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT) 2015/11/12
Robert Thompson, Tracy Bank, Elliot Roth, and Evan Granite Resolution of Ba Interferences on Eu and Lu in Residue Samples using Sector Field ICP-MS 2016 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry (Tucson, AZ) 2016/01/10
Robert Thompson, Tracy Bank, Bret Howard, Elliot Roth, and Evan Granite The Search for Rare Earth Elements in an Eastern Shale 2016 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry (Tucson, AZ) 2016/01/10
Elliot Roth, Tracy Bank, and Evan Granite Analysis of Twenty Coal Ashes for Rare Earth Element Content Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-M) 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT) 2015/11/12
Robert Thompson, Elliot Roth, and Evan Granite Resolution of Ba Interferences on Eu Peaks in Residue Samples Using Sector-Field ICP-MS 2016 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry (Tucson, AZ) 2016/01/10
Dr. Grace Bochenek Backbone of the Energy Future American Coal Ash Association 2016 Winter Meeting 2016/02/03
Elliot Roth, Tracy Bank, and Evan Granite Analysis of Twenty Coal Ashes for Rare Earth Element Content using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) 32nd International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2015/10/05
Elliot Roth, Tracy Bank, and Evan Granite Characterization of Rare Earth Elements in Canadian Oil Sand Process Streams 32nd International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA)  2015/10/05
Elliot Roth, Megan K. Macala, Tracy Bank, and Evan Granite Deep Eutectic Solvents and Ionic Liquids for Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from Coal Ash 32nd International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2015/10/05
Ashley LeDonne, Elliot Roth, Jonathan Lekse, and Evan Granite Layered Double Hydroxides Intercalated with Chelating Agents for Rare Earth Element Capture from Aqueous Streams DOE Mickey Leland Conference 2015/08/06
Elliot Roth, Tracy Bank, and Evan Granite Uncertainties and Optimum Detection Modes for Rare Earth Analysis in Coal and Coal Ash using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) 32nd International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2015/10/05
Evan Granite, Elliot Roth, and Mary Anne Alvin Characterization and Recovery of Rare Earths from Coal and By-Products (Poster Presentation) 2016 Enabling Technologies and Partnerships & Rare Elements Conference 2016/04/19
Evan Granite, Mary Anne Alvin, and Elliot Roth Brief Overview of NETL RIC Rare Earth Research National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) (Nashville, TN) 2016/07/05
Emma Keegan, Elliot Roth, and Evan Granite  Use of Portable X-Ray Fluorescence for Determination of Rare Earths in Coal By-Products  2016 Mickey Leland DOE Technical Forum (Pittsburgh, PA) 2016/08/09 
Andre Gilchrist, Murphy Keller, Elliot Roth, and Evan Granite  Extraction of Rare Earths from Coal Ash by Reactive Grinding  2016 Mickey Leland DOE Technical Forum (Pittsburgh, PA)  2016/08/09
Ronghong Lin, Elliot Roth, Evan Granite, Bret Howard, Yee Soong, and Tracy Bank Size, Density and Electromagnetic Separations of Coal Ashes for Rare Earth Element Enrichment  252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting (Philadelphia, PA) 2016/08/25
Scott N. Montross, Circe Verba, Christina Lopano, Mengling Stuckman, and Keith Collins Microanalysis of Rare Earth Elements in Coal Utilization By-Products 2016 Microscopy & Microanalysis Meeting (Columbus, OH) 2016/07 
Mengling Stuckman, Christina Lopano, Emily Dixon, and Evan Granite Distribution Speciation of Rare Earth Elements in Coal Combustion By-Products 18th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment (Ghent, Belgium) 2016/09 
Elliot Roth, Emma Keegan, Tracy Bank, and Evan Granite Using Portable X-Ray Fluorescence to Detect Rare Earth Elements in Coal and Surrounding Rock Geological Society of America Annual National Meeting (Denver, CO) 2016/09 
Tracy Bank, Elliot Roth, Bret Howard, and Evan Granite Evidence of Rare Earth Element Enrichment in Sedimentary Rocks from Pennsylvania Geological Society of America Annual National Meeting (Denver, CO) 2016/09
Evan Granite, Elliot Roth, and Mary Anne Alvin Brief Overview of NETL RIC Rare Earth Efforts 38th International Activated Carbon Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2016/09/15 
Allan Kolker, Clint Scott, James C. Hower, Jorge A. Vazquez, Christina L. Lopano, and Amrika Deonarine Grain Scale Distribution of Rare Earth Elements in Coal Ash by SHRIMP-RG Ion Microprobe Geological Society of America Annual National Meeting (Denver, CO) 2016/09
Evan J. Granite, Elliot Roth, Tracy Bank, Bret Howard, John Baltrus, Sofiane Benyahia, Morgan Summers, and Mary Anne Alvin R&IC Rare Earth Overview Rare Earth Research Portfolio Review Meeting (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/03/22
Tracy Bank, Elliot Roth, and Evan Granite Evidence of Mobilization of REE: Geological Aspects of REE Formation in the United States Rare Earth Research Portfolio Review Meeting (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/03/22
Sofiane Benyahia and Liqang Lu Development of a novel CFD model for large-scale REE extraction process Rare Earth Research Portfolio Review Meeting (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/03/22
Morgan Summers Systems Perspective on REE from Coal Rare Earth Research Portfolio Review Meeting (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/03/22
Elliot Roth, Tracy Bank, Ronghong Lin, Megan Macala, Bret Howard, Aaron Walsh, Robert Thompson, Evan Granite, Yee Soong Distributions and Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal By-Products World of Coal Ash (Lexington, KY) 2017/05
Elliot Roth, Megan Macala, Ronghong Lin, Tracy Bank, and Evan Granite Rare Earth Element Distributions and Extraction from Coal Ash 28th Rare Earth Research Conference (Ames, IA) 2017/06/18 - 2017/06/22
Tracy Bank, Bret Howard, Elliot Roth and Evan Granite Evidence of REE Mobility and Fossil Ion Adsorbed REE Deposits in Pennsylvania 28th Rare Earth Research Conference (Ames, IA) 2017/06/18 - 2017/06/22
Feasibility of Recovering Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal By-Products Mary Anne Alvin 34th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/09
Trace Elements in Coal – A Magical Journey Across the Periodic Table Evan Granite 34th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/09
Elucidating Distribution and Speciation of Rare Earth Elements in Coal Utilization By-Products Utilizing Synchrotron Microscopy and Spectroscopy Mengling Stuckman, Christina Lopano, Evan Granite 34th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/09
Effect of Pre-Reaction Ball Milling of LaPO4*H2O + Na2CO3 on Kinetic Parameters of the LaPO4 Roasting Reaction Ward Burgess, Murphy Keller, Elliot Roth, Jonathan Lekse, Bret Howard, and Evan Granite 34th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/09
Brief Overview of Rare Earth Research at NETL R&IC Evan Granite, Elliot Roth, Tracy Bank, Ronghong Lin, Bret Howard, Yee Soong, Mac Gray, Chris Wilfong, Ranjani Siriwardane, James Bennett, Jin Nakano, Mary Anne Alvin, Kurt Rothenberger 34th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/09
Determination of Rare Earths in Coal Combustion By-Products Evan Granite, Elliot Roth, Tracy Bank, Mary Anne Alvin, Ken Ladwig 34th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/09
Organic and Inorganic Association of Rare Earth Elements in Coal Ronghong Lin, Tracy L. Bank, Evan J. Granite, Yee Soong 34th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/09
Grain Scale Rare Earth Element Distribution in Coal Fly Ash Allan Kolker, Clint Scott, James Hower, Christina Lopano 34th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/09
Characterization of Rare Earth Element Minerals in Coal Utilization Byproducts and Associated Clay Deposits from Appalachian Basin Coal Resources Scott N. Montross, Circe A. Verba, Amy Falcon, James Poston, Mark McKoy, 34th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/09
Trace Elements in Coal – A Magical Journey Across the Periodic Table Evan Granite 40th International Activated Carbon Conference (Pittsburgh, PA) 2017/09