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Lin Shunda , Omran Mamdouh and Guo Shenghui *, Recovery of Metals and Rare Earth Elements by Microwave heating Technology - A Review, Current Microwave Chemistry 2020; 7(3) .

Recovery of metals and rare earth elements by microwave heating technology : a review

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Author: Lin, Shunda1; Omran, Mamdouh2; Guo, Shenghui1
Organizations: 1Key Laboratory of Unconventional Metallurgy, Ministry of Education, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093, China
2Process Metallurgy Research Group, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Oulu 90570, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Bentham Science, 2020
Publish Date: 2022-01-20


Microwave heating technology is considered one of the most likely to replace traditional heating methods due to its efficient, quick, and green heating transmission that meets the requirements of sustainable development. Microwave heating can strengthen chemical reactions and change the morphology of minerals, and it can save energy and achieve rapid and efficient heating, clean production, and emission reduction. Therefore, this paper summarizes the research status of microwave heating in the recovery of valuable metals (Cu, Au, V),) from metallurgical waste ore and rare earth elements from rare earth minerals in recent years, expounds the principle of microwave heating, and summarizes the previous experimental phenomena. Finally, the development potential, opportunities, and difficulties of microwave technology in future industrial applications are discussed.

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Series: Current microwave chemistry
ISSN: 2213-3356
ISSN-E: 2213-3364
ISSN-L: 2213-3356
Volume: 7
Issue: 3
Pages: 196 - 206
DOI: 10.2174/2213335607999201207151322
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 215 Chemical engineering
Funding: Financial supports from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No: U1802255), the Key Projects in the National Science & Technology Pillar Program during the Twelfth Five-year Plan Period (No. 2015BAB17B00), the Hunan Provincial Science and Technology Plan Project, China (No. 2016TP1007), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51664035), and Innovative Research Team (in Science and Technology) in University of Yunnan Province were sincerely acknowledged.
Copyright information: © 2020 Bentham Science Publishers. The published manuscript is available at EurekaSelect via http://www.eurekaselect.com10.2174/2213335607999201207151322.