Hydrometallurgy: Leaching in Heap, Vat, CIL, CIP, Merrill–Crowe, SX Solvent Extraction

Hydrometallurgy: Leaching in Heap, Vat, CIL, CIP, Merrill–Crowe, SX Solvent Extraction 2017-04-04T06:57:36+00:00
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Effect of surface binding polymers on gold/cyanide leach kinetics/equilibrium (1 reply)

Dane Smith
10 months ago
Dane Smith 10 months ago

I have a leach feed thickener with a serious over-flocculation issue. Has anyone seen any papers/ data on the effect of synthetic flocculants on cyanide/ gold leach reactions? I know enough about the flocculant/ particle bond to know there will always be a reasonable covering of the particle and intuitively i am worried about steric hindrance at the particle surface (competing/ like charges) of the unbound acrylate functional groups and the anionic cyanide.

Anything would be helpful!


10 months ago
David 10 months ago

Hi Dane, I looked in http://www.onemine.org/ and found nothing specific to the effect of flocculant on leaching rates. I just know that too much is bad...

Here is what Marsden says.

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