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Recovery of Metals and Rare Earth Elements by Microwave heating Technology - A Review

[ Vol. 7 , Issue. 3 ]

Author(s):

Shunda Lin, Mamdouh Omran and Shenghui Guo*   Pages 196 - 206 ( 11 )

Abstract:


Microwave heating technology is considered one of the most likely to replace traditional heating methods due to its efficient, quick, and green heating transmission that meets the requirements of sustainable development. Microwave heating can strengthen chemical reactions and change the morphology of minerals, and it can save energy and achieve rapid and efficient heating, clean production, and emission reduction. Therefore, this paper summarizes the research status of microwave heating in the recovery of valuable metals (Cu, Au, V),) from metallurgical waste ore and rare earth elements from rare earth minerals in recent years, expounds the principle of microwave heating, and summarizes the previous experimental phenomena. Finally, the development potential, opportunities, and difficulties of microwave technology in future industrial applications are discussed.

Keywords:

Microwave heating, copper, gold, vanadium, rare earth, dipole rotation.

Affiliation:

Key Laboratory of Unconventional Metallurgy, Ministry of Education, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093, Process Metallurgy Research Group, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Oulu 90570, Key Laboratory of Unconventional Metallurgy, Ministry of Education, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093

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