Process for the Recovery of Pure Palladium and Platinum Using an 8-Hydroxyquinoline Extractant

Harris, G. B. ; Dreisinger, D. B. ; Kordosky, G. A. ; Monette, S. ; Vleeschhouwer, D.
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Pages: 23
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1993
A new process for the recovery of pure (>99.95%) palladium and platinum is described. The process, which has been tested at the pilot scale, comprises (i) the simultaneous solvent extraction of palladium and platinum by a new Schering Berlin reagent, TN 1911, (ii) washing of the loaded extractant to remove co- extracted impurities, and (iii) differential stripping of first platinum at pH 3, and secondly palladium with strong hydrochloric acid, and (iv) precipitation of palladium and platinum salts, followed by reduction to metal. The process is, unusually, a non-ammonia one requiring only small amounts of ammonia at the end where final purification may be necessary for particularly complex feed solutions.
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