Rare Metal Recovery from Secondary Resources
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Co-Guest Editors: Takanari Ouchi
Publication Date: June 2019
Keywords: Aqueous processing, electrometallurgy, environmental effects, environmental issues, experimental methods, extraction and processing, hydrometallurgy, modeling and simulation, PGMs, plant design, pilot plant studies, rare earth metals, recycling and secondary recovery, solvent extraction
Scope: The depletion of high quality ores coupled with rising extraction costs present critical challenges for extractive metallurgical industries. Furthermore, the demand for rare metals is increasing in technologies such as electronic devices, electric vehicles, and green chemical processing. Therefore, the recovery of rare metals from secondary sources is necessary. This special topic focuses on the design and improvement of recycling processes of rare metal sources, understanding fundamentals and practical processes. Papers are invited on topics including rare metal recovery from secondary sources, aqueous processing, extraction and processing, platinum group metals, hydrometallurgy, environmental effects, and plant design.