The production process of antimony produces a large amount of solid waste, such as waste rock in mining, tailings in the beneficiation, metallurgical slag in the smelting, and so on. At present, most of these solid wastes are currently in storage, and the storage of a large amount of solid wastes is not only harmful to the local ecological environment but also a waste of resources. In view of this situation, this paper will take antimony tailings and metallurgical slag as examples and summarize them according to their different treatment methods. The comprehensive utilization of antimony tailings is mainly recovering metals by beneficiation and metallurgy and using antimony tailings as building materials and underground filling materials, while the comprehensive utilization method of antimony metallurgical slag is mainly the recovery of valuable metals by pyrometallurgy or hydrometallurgy or the stabilization technology. This paper summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of different treatment methods and puts forward the prospect of future research directions for the treatment of different metallurgical slags and tailings.

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