JOM

, Volume 58, Issue 10, pp 47–50 | Cite as

Cobalt—Its recovery, recycling, and application

  • Shijie Wang
Overview Cobalt: Winning, Recycling, and Applications

Abstract

Although cobalt is one of the least abundant elements compared to copper and nickel, it is an important part of the composition of nearly all alloys developed since the 19th century and has been of considerable interest in recent years. In this paper, cobalt processes that were developed for mixed ore are summarized. New cobalt purification and electrodeposition developments are described, and the most important aspects of cobalt recycling and application are also presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shijie Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Kennecott Utah Copper Corpin Magna

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