Year: 2016 | Month: May | Volume: 3 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 74-77
Removal and Recovery of Platinum: An Insight into Studies and Research
Sunil J. Kulkarni
Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
In the rapidly growing manufacturing sector, the economizing of the processes is being seen as important area for cost effectively. The heavy metals such as copper, cadmium, nickel etc. needs to be removed from wastewater. The precious metals like gold, platinum, silver etc. are used in electronic industries, mobile and computers. The electronic waste and waste jewelries, catalyst industry waste and catalytic converters contain considerable amount of platinum. The platinum removal and recovery is necessary from ecological and economical point of view. The current review summarizes research and studies on platinum recovery from liquid and solid waste.
Key words:Precious metals, leaching, extraction, recovery, ion exchange, resins.