Publisher DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2018.1540760
Title: Recent advances on hydrometallurgical recovery of critical and precious elements from end of life electronic wastes - a review
Language: English
Authors: Sethurajan, Manivannan 
van Hullebusch, Eric D. 
Fontana, Danilo 
Akcil, Ata 
Deveci, Haci 
Batinic, Bojan 
Leal, João P. 
Gasche, Teresa A. 
Kücüker, Mehmet Ali 
Kuchta, Kerstin 
Neto, Isabel F.F. 
Soares, Helena M.V.M. 
Chmielarz, Andrzej 
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2019
Source: Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 3 (49): 212-275 (2019-02-01)
Journal or Series Name: Critical reviews in environmental science and technology 
Abstract (english): Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) contains economically significant levels of precious, critical metals and rare earth elements, apart from base metals and other toxic compounds. Recycling and recovery of critical elements from WEEEs using a cost-effective technology are now one of the top priorities in metallurgy due to the rapid depletion of their natural resources. More than 150 publications on WEEE management, leaching and recovery of metals from WEEE were reviewed in this work, with special emphasize on the recent research (2015–2018). This paper summarizes the recent progress regarding various hydrometallurgical processes for the leaching of critical elements from WEEEs. Various methodologies and techniques for critical elements selective recovery (using ionic liquids, solvent extraction, electrowinning, adsorption, and precipitation) from the WEEEs leachates are discussed. Future prospects regarding the use of WEEEs as secondary resources for critical raw materials and its techno-economical and commercial beneficiaries are discussed. AbbreviationsE-Waste Electronic wasteWEEE Waste electrical and electronic equipmentCRM Critical raw materialsPCB Printed circuit boardLCD Liquid crystal displayCRT Cathode ray tubeFl. Lamp Fluorescent lampHDD Hard disk drivesLED Light emitting diodeEU European UnionUNEP United Nations Environmental ProgramREE Rare earth elementITO Indium-tin oxidePM Precious metalNiMH battery Nickel-hydride batteryCPU Central processing unitRAM Random access memoryLiBs Li-ion batteriesSFL Spent fluorescent lamps. © 2019, © 2019 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/2310
ISSN: 1064-3389
Institute: Umwelttechnik und Energiewirtschaft V-9 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
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