Automotive spent catalysts treatment and platinum recovery

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The recovery of Platinum from spent catalysts was examined. Platinum leaching was studied considering particle size, temperature, solid-liquid and HCl/ HNO3 ratio effects. Many elements together with Pt were taken from a mixed spent catalyst sample. The main components of the leach liquor were Pt (1.84 g/ kg cat) and Fe (0.94 g/kg cat). Platinum was separated from the leach aqueous solution by using Tri-Octyl Phosphine Oxide (TOPO) in kerosene. The extraction was studied considering equilibrium time, TOPO and HCl concentration, tin(II) chloride presence and stripping agents. Iron represents the main ion competitor for Pt extraction. Copyright © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222 - 232
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Environment and Waste Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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