Recycle of vanadium from aluminum slag of ferrovanadium

Wei Sheng Chen, Tzu Yu Liu, Cheng Han Lee

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Vanadium is a rare chemical element and it primarily comes from the by-product of other minerals. In this study, the material source mainly comes from vanadium-rich aluminum slag. This experiment aims to separate vanadium and other impurities, such as aluminum and zirconium. First, the slag was dissolved in the sodium hydroxide solution at pH value 13, and part of the alumina was precipitated. After removing the precipitation, the strong acid cation exchange resin, Dowex® G26, was added to eliminate the remaining impurities. In this procedure, the parameter of reaction time, the mass of ion exchange resin and pH value were supplied. Moreover, the adsorption isotherms described by means of the Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms were used to investigate the ion-exchange behaviors of vanadium. To sum up, this study will provide the best conditions of ion exchange to get high purity about 95% of vanadate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012001
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 7
Event4th International Conference on Optics in Materials, Energy, and Technologies 2019, ICOMET 2019 - Tainan, Taiwan
Duration: 2019 Jun 242019 Jun 28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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