nickel recovery Articles

  • Is it time to recycle more nickel?

    Now you might think me a little sad, but I have to confess that as a metallurgist, I always find it interesting just how closely the history of mankind is linked to advances in metal working. The first evidence of metal working in Europe dates from around 5500 BC with the extraction of copper, lead and precious metals and this was followed by the working of bronze from around 4000 BC, both of ...

  • Recovery of nickel from spent catalyst by single- and multi-stage leaching process

    Nickel-supported catalyst is used in petroleum, fertiliser and iron industries. This research studied the possibility of recovering nickel by leaching the ground catalyst with sulphuric acid. The leaching was done in single stage and multi-stages. The results obtained in single-stage leaching showed that the percentage recovery of nickel increased with increasing acid concentration used up to 25% ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sequential recovery of copper and nickel from wastewater without net energy input

    A novel bioelectrochemical system (BES) was designed to recover copper and nickel from wastewater sequentially. The BES has two chambers separated by a bipolar membrane and two cathodes. Firstly, the copper ions were reduced on a graphite cathode with electricity output, and then with an additional bias-potential applied, the nickel ions were recovered sequentially on a copper sheet with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Oil Recovery

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Oil Water Emulsion Wastewater Treatment Industry Oil Recovery - Improved Efficiencies A refinery was having several upsets in their ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Application of Membrane Technology for the Recovery and Reuse of Water

    Abstract As water and sewer costs are expected to increase over the next decade, membrane technology will continue to be a viable and economical option in the recovery and reuse of water. This paper describes the mechanism of membrane effected separation (specifically reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and microfiltration), membranes commercially available, membrane element configurations, and how ...


  • Metal Recovery in Electroplating: Email Ltd, Kitchen and Bathroom Products Division

     The Dorf Design division of Email Kitchen and Bathroom Products Pty Ltd have installed electrolytic recovery equipment on their drag-out tanks of nickel and gold plating lines, and replaced chrome with hydrogen peroxide in the bright dipping process. The total capital cost of these initiatives was $67,800, with annual savings of between $43,190 - $50,190 per annum. This represents a payback ...


  • Aqua Regia Digestion for Trace Metals Recovery from Soil and Water

    Metals are regulated because they have the potential to harm human health and the environment. Unlike organic chemicals, metals are not degradable and have a greater tendency to accumulate. According to Environmental Protection Agency metals and metalloids of primary interest are: Silver (Ag), Aluminium (Al), Arsenic (As), Boron (B), Barium (Ba), Beryllium (Be), Cadmium (Cd), Cobalt (Co), ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Bioremoval of toxic metals from aqueous mixtures and recovery of biomass by dispersed-air flotation

    In the present paper the solid/liquid separation of suspended, metals-loaded biomass was mainly studied by successfully applying flotation. Industrial non-living biomass samples of different origins have been tried in the laboratory as sorbents of metal ions, with particular emphasis on Streptomyces rimosus, an effective for this purpose biomass. Dispersed-air flotation was used as the harvesting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Separation of finely dispersed sorbents from purified water by ultra-flocculation and turbulent micro-flotation

    This paper describes studies of the process of recovery of finely dispersed sorbents from water by means of ultra-flocculation, sedimentation and turbulent micro-flotation, and the sequential combination of these steps. With reference to the most commonly used finely dispersed sorbents in the purification of water from organic contaminants, heavy metals and radio nuclides (aluminium hydroxide, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Removal of Ni(II) from electroplating rinse waters using cation-exchange resins: batch and column studies

    The adsorption of Ni (II) from nickel electro plating rinse water has been attempted. Indion 225 and Dueolite C 20 cation-exchange resins through batch and column mode for the recovery of Ni (II), which showed a remarkable increase in sorption capacity. On the basis of isotherm analysis, more efficient adsorbent is chosen for column mode adsorption studies. The continuous-flow study was to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improvement of the Caenorhabditis elegans growth and reproduction test to assess the ecotoxicity of soils and complex matrices

    A growth and reproduction test using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans was recently standardized by the International Organization for Standardization. Performing the ISO 10872 protocol (2010) revealed some drawbacks when applied to soil or soil mixed with complex matrices. We propose some modifications to the current protocol in order to normalize the test conditions. An appropriate range ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Study on the determination of heavy metals in water samples with ultrasound-assisted dispersive liquid–liquid microextraction prior to FAAS

    A new, simple and rapid method based on dispersive liquid–liquid microextraction (DLLME) was developed for extracting and preconcentrating copper (Cu), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) in water samples prior to flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS) analysis. 1-(2-thiazolylazo)-naphthol (TAN) was used as chelating reagents, and non-ionic surfactant Triton X-114 and CCl4 as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 25 Years of Success – Outokumpu Stainless DC Plasma Smelting Facility

    Design is not just what is looks and feels like. Design is how it works. Between 1982 and 1987, British Steel (Outokumpu today) made extensive investigations into the treatment of steel dust. Their research was far and wide and covered off many various methods of recycling, including alternative to plasma technologies. But, in 1985, they engaged Tetronics International to carry out a ...

  • Case study - Chlorinated groundwater treatment

    Overview A Fortune 50 company implemented a remedial project to collect and treat polluted groundwater from a site in Central New York, preventing the mitigation of impacted groundwater from flowing into local waterways. An engineering and construction firm was hired to design and build an effective, efficient groundwater treatment system. Collection of the polluted water would be ...

  • Case study - Chlorinated groundwater treatment

    Problem A Fortune 50 company implemented a remedial project to collect and treat polluted groundwater from a site in Central New York, preventing the mitigation of impacted groundwater from flowing into local waterways. An engineering and construction firm was hired to design and build an effective, efficient groundwater treatment system. Collection of the polluted water would be done ...

  • Welding Fumes and the effects of Manganese

    The potential risks of welding operations include the potential to breathe in metal fumes and toxic gases. Fume particles are formed from the vaporisation of molten metal that occurs during the process. These particles are very fine in size and may join together to form larger particles.. The biggest risk is exposure to the manganese contained in fumes that are given off during welding. ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Oil Water Emulsion Wastewater Treatment

    Oil Water Emulsion Wastewater Treatment Industry Oil Recovery - Improved Efficiencies A refinery was having several upsets in their biological system due to high loadings of oils after pretreatment API separators and ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Vale Gets Solid Grip on Global Performance and Priorities in Pursuit of Enterprise Risk Management Goals

    One of the world’s largest mining companies, Vale, is striving to achieve best practices in risk management. Headquartered in Brazil, Vale is the market leader in production of iron ore and ranks second in production of nickel, as well as producing pellets, coal, copper, fertilizers, manganese and ferroalloys – with around 195,000 employees working in 30 countries on five continents. ...


    By IHS

  • Movements of waste across the EU`s internal and external borders

    Ever more waste is crossing EU borders . moving between Member States and to and from non-EU countries. Indeed, the growth in cross-border waste trade during recent years has been remarkable. Exports of waste iron and steel, and copper, aluminium and nickel from Member States doubled between 1999 and 2011, while waste precious metal exports increased by a factor of three and waste plastics by a ...

  • Mining Related Sediment Impacts: Causes, Significance and Solutions1

    The ProblemAs with many production activities related to the use of natural resources, initial legacies in the form of negative impactsare often characterized by acute pollution of surface waters. In the case of the mining industry, long after the originalmining-related activity ceases, residues such as tailings, spoil piles, sediments in settling ponds or sediments reaching natural ...


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