Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 22, 2014
Periodic Products today announced that the Company’s president and CEO, Joseph P. Laurino, PhD, was an invited speaker at the Critical Materials Institute’s 2014 Workshop on Rare Earths and Uranium from Phosphate Ore. The workshop was held January 16, 2014 at the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute in Bartow, FL.
The presentation, titled "Rapid and Efficient Removal of Rare Earth Elements from Acidic Solutions," described the use of the Company’s proprietary Chelok® Polymer Technology to remove and recover rare earth metals from phosphogypsum and other phosphate mining waste materials.
Rare earth elements – such as neodymium, cerium and lanthanum – are in high demand for advanced technology manufacturing, but are in short supply around the world. The Company’s innovative Chelok® Polymer Technology safely and efficiently extracts rare earth elements from these mining waste products using an environmentally responsible process.
The Critical Materials Institute (CMI) is a partnership of federal government laboratories – including the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Ames Laboratory, and the Idaho National Laboratory – along with universities and members of industry. CMI’s mission is to examine ways to eliminate the limited availability of vital materials needed for critical American manufacturing and the commercialization of emerging technologies.