What's the best process for rhodium recovery

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In summary, the best process for rhodium recovery can vary depending on the materials and situation, but a common method is to use chemical reactions and electrolysis. The recovery time can range from a few hours to several days, and chemicals such as nitric acid and sodium hydroxide are typically used. Rhodium can be recovered from electronic waste, but it requires specialized equipment and processes. The economic feasibility of rhodium recovery depends on current market prices and the cost of the process.
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Hello Dr Courtney,
since Rhodium is soluble in H2SO4, I would dilute the materials Rhodium containing after grinding in an 40% H2SO4 bath at 40°C and then over an galvanic process removing from the solution onto a Cathode from Titanium.
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Lorbass
 

Related to What's the best process for rhodium recovery

1. What is the best process for rhodium recovery?

The best process for rhodium recovery depends on the specific situation and materials being used. However, a common method is to use a combination of chemical reactions and electrolysis to precipitate the rhodium from the solution.

2. How long does it take to recover rhodium?

The recovery time for rhodium can vary depending on the amount of material being processed and the specific method being used. It can take anywhere from a few hours to several days to complete the recovery process.

3. What chemicals are needed for rhodium recovery?

The chemicals needed for rhodium recovery may include nitric acid, hydrochloric acid, and sodium hydroxide. It is important to use caution when handling these chemicals and to follow proper safety protocols.

4. Can rhodium be recovered from electronic waste?

Yes, rhodium can be recovered from electronic waste such as catalytic converters, but it requires specialized equipment and processes. It is important to properly dispose of any electronic waste and to follow regulations for handling and processing it.

5. Is rhodium recovery economically feasible?

The economic feasibility of rhodium recovery depends on the current market price of rhodium and the cost of the recovery process. In some cases, it may be more cost-effective to purchase new rhodium rather than recovering it from materials.

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