Korean Institute of Surface Engineering

pISSN : 1225-8024 | eISSN : 3399-8403


한국표면공학회지 (25권3호 150-157)

Recovery of Pure Alumina Powder from the Wasted Aluminum Etching Solution by Precipitation Method

알루미늄 에칭폐액으로부터 침전법에 의한 순수 알루미나분말의 회수


충북대학교 공과대학 재료공학과;충북대학교 공과대학 재료공학과 대학원생;
충북대학교 공과대학 재료공학과;충북대학교 공과대학 재료공학과 대학원생;


A recovery process of pure alumina powder from the wasted aluminum etching solution of electrolytic condenser works was studied. The possibility of this process was considered in the basis of thermodynamic data nad physico-chemical properties for the recovered materials were tested. In order to obtain pure alumina, Fe3+ and Cu2+ in the solution as impurities were solvent-extracted, respectively, and then, Al3+ was precipitated by changing the pH of the solution. As the results, more than 99.9% of Al3+ in the solution was recovered by the precipitation method. The weight of the precipitate was reduced to about 65 wt.% of the original one by calcination and the sizes of the recovered powders were in order of 3-5$mu extrm{m}$. The precipitates were transformed to $alpha$-Al2O3 at the calcination temperature about 120$0^{circ}C$.