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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gold adsorption onto carbon (3 replies)

Nyasha Jawanda
1 year ago
Nyasha Jawanda 1 year ago

hi guys what are factors that affect gold adsorption onto carbon in carbon in solution process.

1 year ago
mpnyanhongo 1 year ago

pH, Cyanide strength, Agitation, density and obviously Carbon activity

Nyasha Jawanda
1 year ago
Nyasha Jawanda 1 year ago

hie....how do the following affect Au adsorption

Au concentration

solution pH

CN concentration 

ionic strength

carbon particle size


Sugar Watkins
1 year ago
Sugar Watkins 1 year ago

Activated carbon is used to recover gold from cyanide leach solutions, owing to its large surface area. There are 3 major mechanisms controlling the rate of gold adsorption onto activated carbon:

1) film diffusion: mass transport of gold cyanide from the bulk solution phase through a hypothetical hydrodynamic boundary layer or film surrounding the carbon particle;

2) pore diffusion: mass transport of the dissolved species in the solution filling the pores; and

3) surface diffusion: migration of the adsorbed molecules along the internal pore walls.

It is generally believed that the initial rate of gold adsorption is controlled by film diffusion, whilst pore or surface diffusion or both in parallel become the dominant mechanism at high gold loadings.

READ--> Mechanism of gold adsorption

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