@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/5356,
	  title     = {The removal of Ni, Cu and Fe from a Mixed Metal System using Sodium Hypophosphite as a Reducing Agent},
	  author    = {Promise Sethembiso Ngema and  Freeman Ntuli and  Mohamed Belaid},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {The main objective of this study was to remove and recover Ni, Cu and Fe from a mixed metal system using sodium hypophosphite as a reducing agent and nickel powder as seeding material. The metal systems studied consisted of Ni-Cu, Ni-Fe and Ni-Cu-Fe solutions. A 5 L batch reactor was used to conduct experiments where 100 mg/l of each respective metal was used. It was found that the metals were reduced to their elemental form with removal efficiencies of over 80%. The removal efficiency decreased in the order Fe>Ni>Cu. The metal powder obtained contained between 97-99% Ni and was almost spherical and porous. Size enlargement by aggregation was the dominant particulate process.
},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering},
	  volume    = {6},
	  number    = {8},
	  year      = {2012},
	  pages     = {858 - 861},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/5356},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/68},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 68, 2012},
	}