Automobile shredded residue valorisation by hydrometallurgical metal recovery

Giuseppe Granata, Emanuela Moscardini, Giuliana Furlani, Francesca Pagnanelli*, Luigi Toro

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The aim of this work was developing a hydrometallurgical process to recover metals from automobile shredded residue (or car fluff). Automobile shredded residue (ASR) was characterised by particle size distribution, total metal content and metal speciation in order to guide the choice of target metals and the operating conditions of leaching. Characterisation results showed that Fe is the most abundant metal in the waste, while Zn was the second abundant metal in the fraction with diameter lower than 500 μm. Sequential extractions denoted that Zn was easily extractable by weak acid attack, while Fe and Al required a strong acid attack to be removed. In order to recover zinc from

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Automobile shredded residue
  • Hydrometallurgical process
  • Process simulation
  • Secondary raw material
  • Zinc recovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Pollution
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering


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