Sulfuric acid baking and leaching of spent Co-Mo/Al2O3 catalyst

Kim, Hong-In and Park, Kyung-Ho and Mishra, D (2009) Sulfuric acid baking and leaching of spent Co-Mo/Al2O3 catalyst. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 166 (2-3). pp. 1540-1544.

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Dissolution of metals from a pre-oxidized refinery plant spent Co-Mo/Al2O3 catalyst have been tried through low temperature (200-450 degrees C) sulfuric acid baking followed by mild leaching process. Direct sulfuric acid leaching of the same sample, resulted poor Al and Mo recoveries, whereas leaching after sulfuric acid baking significantly improved the recoveries of above two metals. The pre-oxidized spent catalyst, obtained from a Korean refinery plant found to contain 40% Al, 9.92% Mo, 2.28% Co, 2.5% C and trace amount of other elements such as Fe, Ni, S and R XRD results indicated the host matrix to be poorly crystalline gamma-Al2O3. The effect of various baking parameters such as catalyst-to-acid ratio, baking temperature and baking time on percentage dissolutions of metals has been studied. It was observed that, metals dissolution increases with increase in the baking temperature up to 300 degrees C, then decreases with further increase in the baking temperature. Under optimum baking condition more than 90% Co and Mo, and 93% Al could be dissolved from the spent catalyst with the following leaching condition: H2SO4 = 2% (v/v), temperature = 95 degrees C, time = 60 min and Pulp density = 5%. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.11.051
Uncontrolled Keywords:Spent catalyst; H2SO4 baking; Molybdenum; Cobalt; Aluminum
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:3255
Deposited By:Dr. A K Sahu
Deposited On:11 Jul 2011 16:32
Last Modified:03 Jan 2012 12:22
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