This book is offered as a practical primer on the hydrometallurgy of nonferrous metal reclamation from industrial wastes, as well as a brief discussion of pyrometallurgy, biological, and other separation processes. The objectives are to acquaint nontechnical readers with the subject as well as providing a detailed survey of current research and industrial practice to technical readers concerned with the management of industrial waste.
1. Introduction 2. Regulatory Considerations 3. Resource Conservation 4. The Alternatives for Metal Separation and Recovery 5. Recovery Technology for Metals in Solution 6. Separation of Solid Wastes 7. Solubilization of Solid Wastes 8. Metal Recovery from Multimetal Wastes 9. Metal Recovery Economics 10. Promising Directions