Thermal Separation and Leaching of Valuable Elements from Waste-Derived Ashes

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Abstract

Recovery of trace elements from different industrial waste streams is important in realizing the goals of the circular economy. Ash streams from waste combustion can contain high levels of both toxic and valuable trace elements. These elements can be separated during the combustion process based on volatilization and condensation, as well as being separated in post-combustion processes, through thermal or leaching treatment. In this study, an overview is given of the thermal methods for recovery of valuable elements from ash fractions derived from waste incineration. In addition, a case study is presented of the behaviour of ash-forming elements in combustion of MSW and demolition wood, with special focus on the elements Co, Cu, and Sb. In conclusion, it is shown that thermodynamic modeling of high temperature processes can be a useful tool to predict ash behavior both during combustion and in the post combustion treatment of the ash.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationEnergy Technology 2018
EditorsZiqi Sun, Cong Wang, Donna Post Guillen, Neale R Neelameggham, Lei Zhang, John A. Howarter, Tao Wang, Elsa Olivetti, Mingming Zhang, Dirk Verhulst, Xiaofei Guan, Allie Anderson, Shadia Ikhmayies, York R. Smith, Amit Pandey, Sarma Pisupati, Lu Huimin
PublisherSpringer
Pages241–252
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-72362-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-72361-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventTMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition - TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2018
Duration: 11 Mar 201815 Mar 2018

Conference

ConferenceTMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Period11/03/1815/03/18

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