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Handbook of Recycling by Markus Reuter, Ernst Worrell

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Chapter 8

Lead Recycling

Bart Blanpain1Sander Arnout2Mathias Chintinne3 and Douglas R. Swinbourne4     1High Temperature Processes and Industrial Ecology, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium     2InsPyro, Leuven, Belgium     3Metallo-Chimique, Beerse, Belgium     4School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Abstract

Lead is a soft, malleable, ductile, bluish-white, dense metallic element, extracted chiefly from galena (PbS) and found in ores together with zinc, silver and copper (ILA, 2013a).

Keywords

Desulfurization; Lead acid battery; Lead recycling; Refining

8.1. Introduction

Lead is a soft, malleable, ductile, bluish-white, dense metallic element, extracted chiefly ...

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