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Explore the Elements: Graphite

By Rachel Harris

Explore the intricate world of graphite with Minviro's comprehensive guide. This document covers graphite's geological background, production methods, and diverse applications, emphasising sustainability and the crucial role of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Learn about the environmental impacts, differences between natural and synthetic graphite, and the industry's efforts toward sustainable practices.


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A Guide to Graphite

Graphite is a pure form of carbon known for its unique properties, including excellent electrical conductivity and high-temperature stability. It is essential in various applications such as batteries, steel production, and lubricants.

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Graphite's Formation and Properties

Discover how graphite forms under high temperature and pressure, and learn about its unique hexagonal structure.

Wide Range of Graphite Applications

Explore graphite's use in industries such as metallurgy, machinery, and as a crucial component in lithium-ion batteries.

Comparing Natural and Synthetic Graphite

Understand the differences in production, cost, and purity between natural and synthetic graphite.

Environmental Impact of Graphite Production

Learn about the environmental challenges and carbon footprint associated with graphite mining and synthetic production.

Importance of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

See how LCA helps measure and manage the environmental impact of graphite production, ensuring sustainable practices.

Future Trends and Sustainability in Graphite

Get insights into the future demand for graphite, especially from the electric vehicle sector, and the ongoing efforts to improve sustainability in its supply chain.


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Cover image of Minviro's 'Explore the Elements' guide on graphite, featuring a geometric illustration and a photograph of graphite with a background of abstract textured design.

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