Recycling of Nd-Fe-B Magnets to Reclaim Nd Salt and Pigment

Singh , Nityanand and Dinkar, Om Shankar and Choubey, Pankaj K and Panda, Rekha and Jyothi, Rajesh Kumar and Jha, Manis K (2022) Recycling of Nd-Fe-B Magnets to Reclaim Nd Salt and Pigment. Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science, .



Hard disk of computers is the most essential part, which plays significant role for programming the computers. Hard disk contains permanent Nd-Fe-B magnet as a most powerful magnet, these magnets become waste rapidly by reaching its end-of-life, therefore the metallic content (Nd, Pr, Dy) in it is also act losses which is present in limited stock in nature therefore recycling of these waste is necessary to get the metallic content from it and also preserve the natural resources. This study provide a proper technique and development of hydrometallurgical process to extract REMs from Nd Fe B magnets, which includes general flow chart such as manual dismantling, demagnetization (300 °C, 3h), crushing to get the material in its homogenous form, leaching (2M H SO , 100 g/L, 25 °C, 1h), solvent extraction of REMs (pH~2, 15 min), air sparging to remove iron from the solution (pH~3.5, 50-60 °C, 1h), etc. about >95% of rare earth metals were recovered by this techniques and remaining metals left in the liquor can be recovered by further hydrometallurgical processes.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:REEs, Secondary resources, Recycling, Pretreatment, Hydrometallurgy, Nd-Fe-B magnet
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:9381
Deposited By:Dr. MK Jha
Deposited On:03 Oct 2023 16:00
Last Modified:03 Oct 2023 16:00

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