spent catalyst Articles

  • Automotive spent catalysts treatment and platinum recovery

    The recovery of platinum from spent catalysts was examined. Platinum leaching was studied considering particle size, temperature, solid–liquid and HCl/HNO3 ratio effects. Many elements together with Pt were taken from a mixed spent catalyst sample. The main components of the leach liquor were Pt (1.84 g/kg cat) and Fe (0.94 g/kg cat). Platinum was separated from the leach aqueous solution by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Platinum group metal recovery from spent catalysts - Case Study

    The Challenge Catalyst wastes, including automotive catalytic converters and industrial catalysts, contain Precious Metals and specifically Platinum Group Metals (PGMs), which are valuable as a result of their low natural abundance, unique properties as well as the complex and costly processes that are required for their extraction and refining from primary sources. Furuya Metal Co. Ltd., ...

  • Recovery of Ruthenium and Other PGMs from Spent Petrochemical Catalysts - Case Study

    The recovery of platinum group metals from spent petrochemical catalysts has economic benefits by the protection of the supply chain of these valuable and rare metals, thereby helping to create a sustainable value chain in the petrochemical industry for catalysts. Introduction The platinum group metals (PGMs) are used extensively in catalysts for the petrochemical industry owing to ...

  • 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

  • Duncan recyling & refining - Precious metal recovery from spent catalysts - Case Study

    The Challenge Spent catalysts contain Precious Metals, specifically the Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) that are valuable as a result of their low natural abundance, unique properties as well as the complex and costly processes that are required for their extraction/refining from primary sources. Duncan Refining and Recycling's (DR2) President, David Nichols, made the decision to ...

  • Copper-spent activated carbon as a heterogeneous peroxydisulfate catalyst for the degradation of Acid Orange 7 in an electrochemical reactor

    The exhausted activated carbon generated from the adsorption of heavy metal wastewater needs further treatment/disposal. In this study, a new application of copper-spent activated carbon (Cu-AC) was proposed. Cu-AC was used to activate peroxydisulfate (PDS) for the decolorization of Acid Orange 7 (AO7) and electrical current was introduced to enhance the process. The decolorization followed a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Recovery of Precious Metal Catalysts - A New Process Using Supercritical Water Oxidation

    Up to now, the recovery of precious metals used as catalysts in chemical processes has involved the use of incineration. Now, however, a British-Swedish joint venture has developed a process which uses supercritical water oxidation instead, which provides many economic and environmental advantages. Precious metals are used extensively in catalysts in a wide range of industrial chemical processes. ...

  • The MACT for petroleum refinery FCCs is a fraud!

    This paper is a continuation of the author's research on the MACT regulation for abating pollution from Petroleum Refinery FCCs in the US. This paper highlights the flaws in the recently promulgated MACT for NSPS and non-NSPS FCC units. It details the inadequacies and the potential for perversity in the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) that are an integral part of the FCC MACT. It ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Membrane contactors (NDSX and EPT): an innovative alternative for the treatment of effluents containing metallic pollutants

    This work presents an overview of membrane–based solvent extraction technologies using membrane contactors as an innovative alternative for the remediation of effluents containing metallic pollutants. The discussion is focused on the description of Non–Dispersive Solvent Extraction (NDSX) and Emulsion Pertraction Technologies (EPTs). Three case studies are reported to demonstrate the viability of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste Water Treatment Plants

    In 1980, Los Angeles began exploring alternatives to control the H2S concentration in the digester gas produced at the Hyperion Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP), which treats nearly 420 MGD, wastewater generating over 475 tons of raw sludge per day. The digester gas H2S concentration had to be controlled so that the SOx emissions from the on-site combustion of the gas could be kept within ...


    By Merichem Company

  • We Created the Technosphere, but is it the Birth Place of the Circular Economy

    Human activity has created the ‘technosphere’, a landscape which is composed of the materials we have developed, created and thrown away. Far from being a miserable landscape that may initially come to mind, like the desolate garbage filled scene in WALL-E, it could actually be the basis on which we can create a more sustainable way of managing our resources. Just like we have ...

  • Expert Interview: Pushing Air Pollution Control Technology Forward

    Catalytic Products International has a rich history of innovation and expertise in the field of air pollution control technology, as well as a goal of providing our customers with the knowledge that will help them meet their air pollution control needs. As part of our ongoing series of blogs in which we interview members of ...

  • VaCure Mercury stabilisation by Mobile Units

    For metallic mercury separated from various different waste streams Spent catalyst from the oil & gas industry, spent activated carbon, residues from former chlorine-alkali production, drilling wastes, fluorescent lamps powder. They all have one thing in common: Elemental mercury is separated during thermal treatment. econ industries´ competence to provide solutions to deal ...

  • Controlling acid gas mists

    Gas cleaning New and strict pollution regulations in metallurgical plants worldwide are restricting particulate and acid gas emissions to extremely low levels. Because of that, sulphuric acid plants are being installed to remove and utilise S02 in gases resulting from the roasting of sulphide ores, smelting of ores, and burning or regeneration of spent acid or acid sludge from ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Fluoride sorption using morringa indica –based activated carbon

    Fluoride is an important micro nutrient for the production and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Although a certain amount of fluoride gives good protection against dental decay, excess intake of fluoride ions cause dental fluorosis. When the concentration of fluoride is more than 4 mg/L it causes softening of bones, ossification of tendons and ligaments and neurological damage in severe ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Case study - How to properly maintain and service your oxidizer

    Your air pollution control system represents a significant investment in not only initial capital but also ongoing maintenance and operation. Routine inspections performed by your staff combined with thorough maintenance plans provided by Anguil Environmental Service Technicians will ensure you get the most from your investment over the entire life of the system. Anguil has almost three decades ...

  • The Chemical Aspect of NOx Scrubbing

    With the passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, many chemical and metal industries and utility producers will now be required to further limit the amount of NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) produced. NOx is a precursor to ozone in the atmosphere, and is believed to be a major contributor to acidic deposition (acid rain). Formation of ozone: NOx is produced in a variety of ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Petroleum Refining Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • AngloGold Ashanti chooses Beltran WESP - Case Study

    AngloGold Ashanti Brasil Mineracao is a leading producer of gold in the world. AngloGold was working on production plans for the Cuiaba Gold Mining Expansion Project located at Nova Lima, Minas Gerasis. The plant's production capacity is projected to be equivalent to 400 metric tons of sulfuric acid per day. The Promon Company worked on the design, procurement, construction and assembly services ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Rockwood Pigments chooses Beltran System - Case Study

    Rockwood Pigments, a global manufacturer of pigment products, has chosen a wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP) system engineered by Beltran Technologies, Inc.. to clean process gas streams before entering a sulfuric acid plant at its Easton, Pa., manufacturing facilities. Rockwood is the world's second laraest manufacturer of iron oxide and other inorganic color pigments used by paint and ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

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