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  1. 箇条書き項目 Chromated copper arsenate (CCA)-treated wood as a critical material in infrastructures has been widely used for better performance against rotting and weathering over long periods of time. Currently, a large amount of CCA-treated wood has become waste material, and the disposal of these treated wood products poses serious problems. However, energy recovery of CCA-treated wood waste is difficult due to the toxic materials that are released during combustion.

  1. 箇条書き項目 An antiseptic element should be efficiently extracted from the waste to form a cheap solvent. Copper, chromium, and arsenic contained in the extracted material are to be separated and recovered individually. The procedure involves precipitation and adsorption methods using a protonated manganese oxide.

  1. 箇条書き項目The extracted material can be reused and recycled by this new method. The treatment cost of the waste will be decreased overall. Copper, chromium and arsenic were successfully extracted first from treated wood powder by an acid treatment to a contaminant solution.This solution was further extracted by precipitation and adsorption processes, including a method with the protonated manganese oxide.

  1. 箇条書き項目The treated wood waste was, therefore, effectively cleaned of harmful contaminants to reach effluent treatment standards in an economical manner as well as recovering two valuable metals, copper and chromium, for recycling and reuse .


Fig. 1 Waste of preserved woods in USA


Fig. 2  Treatment method for extraction and separation of arsenic and chromium from chromated copper arsenate-treated wood using a  protonated manganese oxide


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Kakitani T., Hata T., Katsumata N., Kajimoto T., Koyanaka H., Imamura Y., Chelating extraction for removal of chromium, copper, and arsenic from treated wood with bioxalate, Environmental Engineering Science, Vol. 24, No.8, pp. 1026-1037, (2007)

JP PATENT 5039953・2006・2・20

  1. 箇条書き項目 Safe treatment  of preserved wood waste

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