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Metal recovery from jarosite waste – A resin screening study

Riley, Alex L.; Pepper, Sarah E.; Canner, Adam J.; Brown, Solomon F.; Ogden, Mark D.


Sarah E. Pepper

Adam J. Canner

Solomon F. Brown

Mark D. Ogden


Work has been carried out screening hydrometallurgical resins for application in the valorization of industrially produced jarosite. Of the seven resins tested, anion exchange resins performed poorly for valuable metal recovery. Purolite S950+ and S957, along with a strong acid resin, show good extraction properties, but are selective for Fe over the other (divalent) metals. Purolite S930+ (iminodiacetic acid-functionalized resin) demonstrates selectivity for Cu over Fe , but poor selectivity for Ni , Zn , and Co . Dowex M4195 (bispicolylamine-functionalized resin) demonstrates promise for extracting metals of value away from a mixed metal pregnant liquor solution (PLS). A three-stage column-based recovery process is proposed for jarosite leachate treatment. 3+ 2+ 3+ 2+ 2+ 2+


Riley, A. L., Pepper, S. E., Canner, A. J., Brown, S. F., & Ogden, M. D. (2018). Metal recovery from jarosite waste – A resin screening study. Separation Science and Technology, 53(1), 22-35.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 8, 2017
Online Publication Date Sep 25, 2017
Publication Date Jan 2, 2018
Deposit Date Mar 26, 2021
Journal Separation Science and Technology (Philadelphia)
Print ISSN 0149-6395
Electronic ISSN 1520-5754
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 53
Issue 1
Pages 22-35
Keywords Ion exchange; Resource recovery; Extraction; Transition metals; Acid mine drainage
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