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Title: Integrated hydrometallurgical process for production of zinc from electric arc furnace dust in alkaline medium
Authors: Youcai, Z.
Stanforth, R. 
Keywords: EAF dust
Fusion
Leaching
Lead
Solid wastes
Zinc
Issue Date: 30-Dec-2000
Source: Youcai, Z.,Stanforth, R. (2000-12-30). Integrated hydrometallurgical process for production of zinc from electric arc furnace dust in alkaline medium. Journal of Hazardous Materials 80 (1-3) : 223-240. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-3894(00)00305-8
Abstract: In this study, a novel and integrated hydrometallurgical process for the production of zinc powder from electric arc furnace (EAF) dust in alkaline medium is reported. The dust is firstly hydrolysed in water, and then fused in caustic soda at 350°C for 1h, followed by leaching in alkaline solution in which both zinc and lead are effectively extracted. Zinc powder is then produced by electrowinning from the leach solution after the lead is selectively removed by precipitation using sodium sulphide as precipitant. The EAF dust tested contained 25% Zn, 1.8% Pb and 33% Fe. It was found that 38% of zinc and 68% of lead could be extracted from the dust when leached directly in caustic soda solution. Leaching of zinc increased to 80% when dust was directly fused with caustic soda followed by alkaline leaching. However, the leaching further increased to 95% when the dust was hydrolysed first with water before fusion. Zinc powder with a purity of 99.95% was then produced by electrowinning from the lead depleted solution. Stainless electrodes were used as both anode and cathode. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
Source Title: Journal of Hazardous Materials
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/66631
ISSN: 03043894
DOI: 10.1016/S0304-3894(00)00305-8
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