Pollution Control and Resource Reuse for Alkaline Hydrometallurgy of Amphoteric Metal Hazardous Wastes

  • Zhao Youcai
  • Zhang Chenglong

Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 18)

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About this book


This book provides a comprehensive description of alkaline hydrometallurgy of amphoteric metal hazardous wastes. Topics focus on leaching of zinc and lead hazardous wastes, purification of leach solution of zinc and lead, electrowinning of zinc and lead from purified alkaline solutions, chemical reactions taking place in the production flowsheets, thermodynamic and spent electrolyte regeneration, alkaline hydrometallurgy of low-grade smithsonite ores, recovery of molybdenum and tungsten using ion flotation and solvent extraction processes and their application in chemical synthesis of Nb and Ta inorganic compounds, and industrial scale production of 1500-2000 t/a zinc powder using alkaline leaching–electrowinning processes. 

Processes described are cost-effective, generate lesser secondary pollutants, and have been applied widely in China. Readers that will find the book appealing include solid waste engineers, environmental managers, technicians, recycling coordinators, government officials, undergraduates and graduate students, and researchers. 


hydrometallurgical processes alkaline leaching hazardous wastes electrowining electrolyte regeneration Industrial scale production leaching processes molybdenum and tungsten hydrometallurgy Amphoteric heavy metals pollution control resource recovery industrial wastes

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhao Youcai
    • 1
  • Zhang Chenglong
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource ReuseSchool of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Shanghai Cooperative Center for WEEE RecyclingShanghai Polytechnic UniversityShanghaiChina

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