Thermal Balance of the Magneto-Hydro-Dynamic Pump for Recovery of Platinum Group Metals from Spent Auto Catalysts

Open access

Every new car should be equipped with the catalyst, which limits the amount of harmful chemical compounds such as NOx, CH and CO emitted to the air. Auto catalyst consists of the ceramic or metallic carrier, on which is the layer with Platinum Group Metals playing catalytic role. There are many methods using for recovery those valuable metals from spent auto catalyst, however evry of those methods have some limitations. Proces described in the article is the modified method of metal collector, which used magnetohydrodynamic pump. Rotary electromagnetic field generates in the liquid metal rotary current, which as a consequence washing out the PGM metals from the ceramic carriers. Considering the possibilities of commercialization of the described method, the energy balance was made. From that balance the energetic efficiency of the unit was determined and the analysis of the temperature distribution was shown thermographycally.

[1] A. Fornalczyk, M. Saternus: Metalurgija 50, 4, 261-265 (2011).

[2] M. Kucharski: Recykling metali nieżelaznych. AGH, Kraków 2010.

[3] 10.11.2014.

[4] A. Fornalczyk, M. Saternus: Acta Metall. Sin. (Engl. Lett.) 26, 3, 247-254 (2013).

[5] B Oleksiak, G. Siwiec, A. Blacha - Grzechnik: Metalurgija 53, 4, 605-608 (2014).

[6] B. Oleksiak, G. Siwiec, A. Blacha - Grzechnik: Metalurgija 52, 1, 107-110 (2013).

[7] C. Hagelüken: Chemistry Today 24, 2, 14 -17 (2006).

[8] Yoo J.S.: Catalyst Today 44, 27-39, (1998).

[9] Ramachandra S. Rao: Resource recovery and recycling from metallurgical wastes, Oxford University, Elsevier 2006.

[10] B. Oleksiak, J. Łabaj, J. Wieczorek, A. Blacha-Grzechnik, R. Burdzik: Archives of Metallurgy and Materials 59, 1, 281-285, (2014).

[11] J. Łabaj Archives of Metallurgy and Materials 57, 1, 165-172 (2012).

[12] A. Fornalczyk, S. Golak, R. Przyłucki, Archvies of Civil and Mechanical Engineering 15 1, 171-178 (2015).

[13] JANAF Thermochemical Tables. American Institute of Physics, New York 1998.

[14] E. Kostowski, Przepływ ciepła. Wydawnictwo Politechniki Śląskiej, Gliwice 2000.

Archives of Metallurgy and Materials

The Journal of Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science and Commitee on Metallurgy of Polish Academy of Sciences

Journal Information

IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 0.571
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.776

CiteScore 2016: 0.85

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.347
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.740

Cited By


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 183 179 9
PDF Downloads 63 60 2