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Recylcing zinc from flue dust for electrogalvanizing.
Dattilo-M; Cole-ER Jr.; O'Keefe-TJ; Kosher-RA; O'Keefe-TJ Jr.; Chen-F
Recycle and secondary recovery of metals: proceedings of the International Symposium on Recycle and Secondary Recovery of Metals and the Fall Extractive and Process Metallurgy Meeting, December 1-4, 1985, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Taylor PR, Sohn HY, Jarrett N, eds. Warrendale, PA: Metallurgical Society, 1987 Feb; :159-172
An objective of Bureau of Mines recycling research is to devise technology that enables the recovery of metals and minerals from wastes. In this report, researchers at the Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and at the University of Missouri-Rolla investigated the use of the flue dusts containing zinc as a source of zinc for electrogalvanizing. After extraction of zinc with sulfuric acid, the resultant solution was partially purified and used to electrogalvanize 1070 alloy steel wire, a common electrogalvanized product. Bench-scale tests were successful, and a 400-lb coil of 1090 alloy steel wire was electrogalvanized in an industrial pilot plant. Corrosion performance and drawability of the coil plated in waste electrolyte compared favorably with that of a coil plated in industrial electrolyte.
Metals; Metallurgy; Metallurgical-processes; Waste-treatment
OP; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Taylor-PR; Sohn-HY; Jarrett-N
Recycle and secondary recovery of metals: proceedings of the International Symposium on Recycle and Secondary Recovery of Metals and the Fall Extractive and Process Metallurgy Meeting, December 1-4, 1985, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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