Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 36(5), 611 (2020).

Selective Recovery of Copper(II) from Incineration Ash Produced from a Municipal Waste Incineration Facility Using a Flow-through Type Electrolysis Method
Masanobu MORI,* Satoshi HONDA,** and Daisuke KOZAKI*
*Faculty of Science and Technology, Kochi University, 2-5-1 Akebono-cho, Kochi 780-8520, Japan
**Graduate School of Science and Technology, Gunma University, 1-5-1 Tenjin-cho, Kiryu, Gunma 376-8515, Japan
Recovery of copper was attempted from municipal waste incineration ashes using acid extraction and electrodeposition by a flow-through type electrolysis cell (FE). Efficient extraction of copper from the incineration ash was obtained using 0.5 mol L−1 sulfuric acid, i.e., copper extraction rate: 78% from bottom ash and 88% from fly ash. The copper in the 10-fold diluted extractant injected into the FE was quantitatively adsorbed by applying –0.4 V and was quantitatively desorbed by eluting with nitric acid.