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Scandium Extraction from Nickel Processing Waste Using Cyanex 923 in Sulfuric Medium

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Oliveira Souza, Ariane Gaspari [1] ; Aliprandini, Paula [1] ; Romano Espinosa, Denise Crocce [1] ; Soares Tenorio, Jorge Alberto [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Chem Engn, Rua Lago 250, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOM; v. 71, n. 6, p. 2003-2009, JUN 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Extraction of scandium (Sc) from nickel processing residue using Cyanex 923 was studied. Cyanex 923 showed better selectivity for Sc compared with the other metallic components in the residue. Scandium was extracted by solvent extraction via a solvation mechanism. The aqueous-to-organic (A/O) phase ratio was set at 1:2. An increase in the scandium extraction rate was observed when increasing the concentration of H+. Cyanex 923 was shown to be more selective for Sc than Fe. Coextracted Fe was removed from the organic phase by 3 mol L-1 H2SO4 scrubbing with Sc loss of 1.3%. Stripping of scandium from the organic phase of 84.3% was achieved using 4% oxalic acid solution. The precipitated scandium oxalate was recovered by filtration and calcination. The obtained scandium oxide presented minimum purity of 99.0%. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/51871-9 - Study Center for Technology in Waste Solid Treatment and Recycling - SCTWSTR
Grantee:Jorge Alberto Soares Tenório
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants