Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0045-6535(02)00305-3
Title: Key factors in chemical reduction by hydrazine for recovery of precious metals
Authors: Chen, J.Paul 
Lim, L.L.
Keywords: Chemical reduction
Humic acid
Hydrazine
Metal
PH
Recovery
Issue Date: Sep-2002
Source: Chen, J.Paul, Lim, L.L. (2002-09). Key factors in chemical reduction by hydrazine for recovery of precious metals. Chemosphere 49 (4) : 363-370. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0045-6535(02)00305-3
Abstract: Most of the commonly used metal waste treatment approaches only allow removal of metals which are ultimately discarded as sludge and do not permit the reuse of the metals, resulting in a waste of raw materials. In this study, the recovery of precious metals of sliver and copper in a synthesized wastewater in batch reactors was investigated using a reduction method by hydrazine as the reducing agent. Recovery of metal ions was greatest at pH > 11. The presence of humic acid did not have negative effects on the recovery process. Varying dissolved oxygen levels in the hydrazine solution did not significantly affect the recovery of both metals while seeding and ageing processes resulted in an increase in the particle size of the solid obtained. Under competitive conditions between Cu2+ and Ag+ ions, the recovery of silver remained the same, while that of copper was enhanced. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Chemosphere
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/92074
ISSN: 00456535
DOI: 10.1016/S0045-6535(02)00305-3
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