The authors have developed a useful technique for extracting the Ni-sulfate compound from the "processed waste/fluid" of the electroless Ni-plating processes. After forming the fine NiHPO3 precipitate from the waste, the coarse NiSO4 crystals were synthesized through the reaction with the concentrated sulfuric acid. In the experiment, the open-gradient magnetic separation was employed to collect the NiSO4 crystals from the muddy mixture composed of these compounds. The experiments were practically conducted with use of the Gd123-based HTS bulk magnets generating up to 3.99 T, which were activated by the field cooling magnetizing method operated at 35 K. Intense magnetic field emitted from the bulk magnet attracted the paramagnetic fluid and coarse NiSO4 crystals on the bottom of the water channel, forming a giant drop of NiSO4-saturated clear fluid and the slurry of nickel sulfate hexahydrate. This preferential collection suggests a feasible recycling process of Ni resource as a raw material in the plating processes.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Jul 26|
|Event||30th International Symposium on Superconductivity, ISS 2017 - Tokyo, Japan|
Duration: 2017 Dec 13 → 2017 Dec 15
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)