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In the current study, electrodeposition-redox replacement was applied to a hydrometallurgical solution with the main elements of Ca (13.8 g L−1), Al (4.7 g L−1), Cu (2.5 g L−1), Zn (1.2 g L−1), Fe (1.2 g L−1), S (1 g L−1), Mg (0.8 g L−1), P (0.5 g L−1) and Ag (3.5 ppm). The solution originated from the leaching experiment of incinerator plant bottom ash, which was dissolved into 2 M HCl media at T = 30 °C. The resulting deposit on the electrode surface was analysed with SEM-EDS and the observed Ag/(Cu + Zn) ratio (0.3) indicated remarkable enrichment of silver on the surface, when compared to the ratio of these elements (Ag/(Cu + Zn)) in the solution (6.8 × 10−5). The enrichment of Ag vs. (Cu + Zn) could be demonstrated to increase ca. 4500 fold compared to the ratio of the elements in solution.
- Bottom ash
- circular economy
- electrodeposition-redox replacement
- silver recovery
Aji, A., Kalliomäki, T., Seisko, S., Leikola, M., Jafari, S., Peng, C., Agarwal, V., Elomaa, H., Hamuyuni, J., Khalid, M. K., Lundström, M., Halli, P., Sinisalo, P., Wilson, B., Revitzer, H., Partinen, J. & Wang, Z.
01/01/2017 → 31/12/2019
Project: Business Finland: Other research funding