Nickel Hydroxycarbonate

An important precursor chemical

June 30, 2011

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The largest use of nickel hydroxycarbonate is an intermediate use to produce nickel metal powder or other nickel salts. Another major use is the intermediate use as precursor in the nickel catalysts production. Less commonly, nickel hydroxycarbonate can be used in nickel plating solutions, as pH regulator or in the composition of of tri-cation phosphating baths. Production of the various types of nickel hydroxycarbonate in Europe alone in the year 2000 was estimated at around 6500 tonnes for the above applications.

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Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018

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Feature Story:
A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.