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Reductive acid leaching of spent zinc–carbon batteries and oxidative precipitation of Mn–Zn ferrite nanoparticles

Kim, T-H, Senanayake, G., Kang, J-G., Sohn, J-S., Rhee, K-I., Lee, S-W. and Shin, S-M. (2009) Reductive acid leaching of spent zinc–carbon batteries and oxidative precipitation of Mn–Zn ferrite nanoparticles. Hydrometallurgy, 96 (1-2). pp. 154-158.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hydromet.2008.10.001
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Abstract

The non-magnetic 8-mesh undersize material obtained by crushing, magnetic separation and sieving of spent zinc-carbon batteries assayed 23.9% Mn, 14.9% Zn, and 4% Fe. Reductive acid leaching of this material at a solid/liquid ratio of 1:10, and 60 °C with 2 mol dm - 3 H 2SO 4 and 0.39 mol H 2O 2 extracted 97.9% Mn, 98.0% Zn and 55.2% Fe after 60 min. The leach liquor composition was then adjusted to a Mn:Zn:Fe molar ratio of 1:1:4 suitable for producing MnZnFe 4O 8 ferrite powder by adding Mn(II), Zn(II) and Fe(II) sulfates. The effect of pH in the range pH 5-12 on the precipitation of Mn-Zn ferrite powder was investigated over 60 min using O 2 gas flow rate of 1.3 dm 3 min - 1 at 80 °C. The precipitated Mn-Zn ferrite at pH 12 were 20 nm particles that had a spinel structure. The saturation magnetizations of Mn-Zn ferrite powder (Mn 1 - xZn xFe 2O 4) were determined to be 39-91 emu/g with various zinc contents (x = 0.2-0.8).

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Chemical and Mathematical Science
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2008 Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/7886
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