Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Mast named a 2015 EREF Scholar for her work on recovering heavy metals from coal ash

Doctoral student Laura Mast has won a scholarship from the Environmental Research & Education Foundation for her work recovering rare metals from coal ash. Mast, in her second year of studies, is working to synthesize new agents that will extract what are known as rare earth elements from the complex ash leftover from coal combustion. It’s important work for modern “green” technologies, Mast said, since the elements are used in everything from electric car batteries and wind turbines to LEDs and smartphones.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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