Recovery of Mercury(II), Zinc (II), Cadmnm(II) and Copper(II) from Effluents of Incineration Processes

Gloe, K. ; Braun, H. ; Dreisinger, D. B. ; Heitzsch, O. ; Kind, T. ; Kordosky, G. A. ; Stephan, H.
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Pages: 15
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1993
Municipal garbage incineration processes with coupled wet flue gas cleaning systems generate effluents containing toxic heavy metals such as mercury, zinc, cadmium and copper. The separation of these metal ions from the obtained scrubbing solutions is possible using liquid-liquid extraction. Extraction studies has been performed both with commercial extractants Aliquat 336, di(2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid and novel chelating agents as acyl thiourea and lipophilic oxathiaaza alkanes. Advantages and disadvantages of the investigated extraction systems are discussed. The paper reports on the basic research as well as on the testing in a laboratory scale.
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