Conditioning of Spent Stripping Solution for the Recovery of Metals

Tamara Ebner, Stefan Luidold, Matthias Honner, Helmut Antrekowitsch, Christoph Czettl

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The objective of this study was to develop an eco-friendly method for processing spent stripping solutions, which originate from the wet chemical decoating of metal cutting tools, to generate a product that represents a useful basis for the recovery of valuable components. These liquids contain, for example, considerable quantities of Ti, Co, and W. Hence, the treatment of these solutions, especially because of the dissolved Co, is essential. The process is based on the precipitation of an insoluble compound with the use of a Ca source. The thermal treatment of the precipitate enables its reuse in the procedure, which leads to a minimum amount of solid process waste. The suggested method, which can be readily controlled by pH adjustment, results in a reduction of hazardous substances and an enrichment of valuable compounds in the solid product. Therefore, this process represents an effective preliminary step in the recovery of concentrated metals, such as Ti. View Full-Text
Original languageEnglish
Article number757
Number of pages13
JournalMetals : open access journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2018

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