637-0815/01 – Recovery of Noble Metals (RUK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Non-ferrous Metals, Refining and RecyclingCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Kursa, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Kursa, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2005/2006Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BRO37 doc. Ing. Silvie Brožová, Ph.D.
BUR47 Ing. Rostislav Burkovič, CSc.
SZU02 doc. Ing. Ivo Szurman, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student after passing the exam from this subject will gain the following abilities: - make an overview of properties, existing state and structure of consumption of noble metals. - categorise selected secondary raw materials containing noble metals, electronic waste, material characteristics of electronic waste, depleted fixation baths, chemical composition and issues concerning collection, discarded car catalysers, their material characteristic. - evaluate possibilities of noble metals recovery from electronic waste by mechanical pyro-metallurgical and hydro-metallurgical processes. - evaluate possibilities of silver recovery from depleted fixation baths by chemical precipitation, sorption processes, electrolysis. - evaluate possibilities of recovery of platinum, palladium and rhodium from car catalysers by pyro-metallurgical, hydro-metallurgical and combined recycling processes. - compare possibilities of noble metals recovery at conventional processes of production of lead and copper. - explain theory of dissolution of gold and silver in solution of thiourea. - make and overview of applications of thiourea for extraction of gold and silver, perspectives of use of thiourea solutions for extraction of noble metals. - evaluate economic aspects of noble metals recycling from waste materials.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Individual consultations
Tutorials
Experimental work in labs

Summary

The subject is focused on group of noble metals, their properties and structure of consumption as future sources for recycling. It familiarises students with selected secondary raw materials, with contents of noble metals, their material characteristics and possibilities of noble metals recycling. It deals with recycling at use of conventional pyro-processes and to the most widespread recycling processes of materials containing gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium.

Compulsory literature:

[1] RAMACHANDRA RAO, S. R. Resource Recovery and Recycling from Metallurgical Wastes. Elsevier, London, 2006. ISBN 978-0-08-045131-2. [2] FARRELL,F. The impact of best available techniques (BAT) on the competitiveness of the European non-ferrous metals industry. Seville 2001. [3] Waste Treatment and Clean Technology REWAS 99, TMS, USA 1999.

Recommended literature:

[1] ASHBY, M. F. Materials and the Environment: Eco-Informed Material Choice. Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, Waltham, 2013, 616 s. ISBN 978-0-12-385971-6.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Test

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

no further requirements to the students

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Noble metals, theirs properties and present state of need noble metals 2. Choice secondary material with content of noble metals 3. Elektronic scrap, material characteristic of electronic scrap, content and problems of scrap collecting 4. Physico-chemical base of cyanide process 5. Waste fixing solution, chemical content and problems of collecting 6. Scrap of car catalyst, their material characteristic, types of car catalyst, funktion noble metals in car catalyst 7. Mechanical, pyrometalurgical and hydrometalurgical processes of treatment of car catalyst 8. Recovery noble metals from electronic srap 9. Recovery Ag from waste fixing solutions, chemical precipitation, sorptive processes, electrolysis 10. Recovery Pt, Pd a Rh from car catalyst, pyrometalurgical, hydrometalurgical and combination recycling processes 11. Recovery noble metals on classical pyrometalurgical production of Pb 12. Recovery noble metals on classical pyrometalurgical production of Cu 13. Dissolving Au a Ag in innovative solvent, efect of oxidizer 14. Economic aspect recycling of noble metalls from wastes material

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester, validity until: 2011/2012 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45 (45) 25
                Laboratory work Laboratory work 10  6
                Project Project 15  8
                Written exam Written test 20  11
        Examination Examination 55 (55) 0
                Oral Oral examination 55  0
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2015/2016 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N3923) Materials Engineering (3911T033) Material Recycling P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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