Scorodite solubility and storage management systems for arsenic-bearing compounds

Tetsuo Fujita, Shun Fujieda, Kozo Shinoda, Shigeru Suzuki

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Abstract

Dowa's scorodite, synthesized by oxidation of Fe(II) ions in the presence of As(V) ions at atmospheric pressure, was characterized. The scorodite was well crystallized and had a very low solubility. To examine the conditions for stable storage of the scorodite for long periods, experiments with various synthesis and leaching conditions were done. The scorodite had a very low arsenic solubility in sea water. It was estimated in consecutive leaching tests that the arsenic concentration would eventually converge to zero. The prevention of arsenic leaching by adding goethite or ferrihydrite was limited in some cases. Very low toxicity was confirmed by toxicity tests. The investigation results suggest that disposal at a specifically designed well-controlled storage place is preferable for the scorodite whose toxicity had been made sufficiently low. Disposal to an isolated final disposal site with more stringent prevention for the outflow of toxic substances was thought another option.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationT.T. Chen Honorary Symposium on Hydrometallurgy, Electrometallurgy and Materials Characterization - Held During the TMS 2012 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Pages407-417
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 14
EventT.T. Chen Honorary Symposium on Hydrometallurgy, Electrometallurgy and Materials Characterization - TMS 2012 Annual Meeting and Exhibition - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2012 Mar 112012 Mar 15

Publication series

NameTMS Annual Meeting

Other

OtherT.T. Chen Honorary Symposium on Hydrometallurgy, Electrometallurgy and Materials Characterization - TMS 2012 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period12/3/1112/3/15

Keywords

  • Arsenic
  • Leaching test
  • Safe disposal
  • Scorodite
  • Storage
  • Toxicity test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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