Ben Hedin


Ben Hedin
Thaw Hall 211
4107 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260



My research involves rare earth element (REE) mobility in coal mine drainage treatment systems and recovering REE from wastes produced from these treatment systems.  I am interested in:

1. Identifying which types of treatment systems sequester REEs and with what mineral phases REE are associated with.

2. Constructing geochemical models to predict REE enriched materials.

3. Developing procedures to extract REE from mine wastes.