Nickel extraction from nickel matte

Penulis: Rudi Subagja
In present work, the results of research activities to make nickel metal from nickel matte are presented. The research activities were covering a) nickel matte characterization using Inductively Couple plasma (ICP), Electron Probe Micro Analyzer (EPMA) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), b) nickel matte dissolution process to dissolve nickel from nickel matte into the spent electrolyte solutions that contains hydrochloric acid, c) purification of nickel chloride leach solution by copper cementation process to remove copper using nickel matte, selective precipitation process to remove iron, solvent extraction using Tri normal octyl amine to separate cobalt from nickel chloride solutions and d) Nickel electro winning process to precipitate nickel into the cathode surface from purified nickel chloride solution by using direct current. The research activities created 99, 72 persen pure nickel metal as the final product of the process.

Mineral Processing and Technology International Conference 2017 IOP Publishing, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering vol.285, Published online: 30 January 2018

DOI: doi:10.1088/1757-899X/285/1/012001

No. Arsip : LIPI-18002