Posted by: Janine | September 28, 2011

Soil Science

Alkaline, salty;
Plants hate bauxite residue.
Soil, it must become.

Talitha Santini

University of Western Australia

Thesis title: ‘A pedogenic treatment for bauxite residue mud’
My PhD aimed to identify the best treatments for remediating bauxite residue mud (also known as ‘red mud’, which is basically the leftovers after processing aluminium ore) deposits so that the residue approaches something like a natural soil and can support a plant cover.

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