Processing of Phosphorus Slag with Recovery of Rare Earth Metals and Obtaining Silicon Containing Cake


KARSHIGINA Z., ABISHEVA Z., BOCHEVSKAYA Y., Akcil A. U. , SHARIPOVA A., SARGELOVA E.

World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences symposium (WMESS), Prague, Çek Cumhuriyeti, 5 - 09 Eylül 2016, cilt.44 identifier identifier

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The present research is devoted to the processing of slag generating during the yellow phosphorus production. In this paper are presented studies on leaching of phosphorus production slag by nitric acid with recovery of rare earth metals (REMs) into solution. REMs recovery into the solution achieved 98 % during the leaching process with using 7.5 mol/L of HNO3, liquid-to-solid ratio is 2.6 : 1, temperature is 60 degrees C, process duration is 1 hour and stirrer speed is 500 rpm. Behaviour during the leaching of associated components such as calcium, aluminium, and iron was studied. After the leaching cake contains similar to 75-85 % of SiO2 and it might be useful for obtaining of precipitated silicon dioxide. With the purpose of separation from the impurities, recovery and concentrating of REMs, the obtained solution after leaching was subjected to extraction processing methods. The influence of ratio of organic and aqueous phases (O : A) on the extraction of rare earth metals by tributyl phosphate (TBP) with concentrations from 20 up to 100 % was studied. The REMs extraction with increasing TBP concentration under changes O: A ratio from 1: 20 down to 1: 1 into the organic phase from the solutions after nitric acid leaching increased from 22.2 up to 99.3%. The duration effect of REMs extraction process was studied by tributyl phosphate. It is revealed that with increasing of duration of the extraction process from 10 to 30 minutes REMs recovery into the organic phase almost did not changed. The behaviour of iron in the extraction process by TBP was studied. It was found that such accompanying components as calcium and aluminium by tributyl phosphate didn't extracted. To construct isotherm of REMs extraction of by tributyl phosphate was used variable volume method. It was calculated three-step extraction is needed for REMs recovery from the solutions after nitric acid leaching of phosphorus production slag. The process of the three-steps counter current extraction of rare earth metals was modelled from the solutions after slag leaching with using 50 % of TBP in kerosene at the ratios O: A = 1: 6 and 1: 20. So, REMs recovery into the extract achieved 97.0 and 76.5 %, respectively. It was offered flowsheet of processing of phosphorus slag production with extraction of rare earth metals and obtaining silicon containing cake.