Pyrometallurgy: Roasting, Smelting, Refining & Electrowinning

Pyrometallurgy: Roasting, Smelting, Refining & Electrowinning 2017-03-23T09:55:18+00:00
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Effect of Calcium on elution (5 replies)

Sugar Watkins
1 year ago
Sugar Watkins 1 year ago

What are the effects of Calcium on elution?

Obersturmbann
1 year ago
Obersturmbann 1 year ago

Simplistically it blocks the carbon pores and thus inhibits the elution of the gold. Hence an acid wash is usually conducted prior to elution.

Tony Verdeschi
1 year ago
Tony Verdeschi 1 year ago

As said, acid washing "cleans" the carbon improving the contact between the eluent and the carbon. The presence of calcium ions also enhances the adsorption of gold on activated carbon.

Conversely, removing calcium from the carbon by acid washing and using water with a low calcium concentration improves elution efficiency.

Following are links to some papers that you might find useful;

http://is.gd/XOoS3T
http://is.gd/vjZHQ0
http://is.gd/3pNbwf

Standartenfurer
1 year ago
Standartenfurer 1 year ago

Calcium ion in the eluent inhibits elution when using AARL elution. Ca>Mg>Na. Basically if you have more than about 100ppm Ca in your eluent it will result in a slower elution

Calcium ion in the eluent inhibits elution when using AARL elution. Ca>Mg>Na. Basically if you have more than about 100ppm Ca in your eluent it will result in a slower elution.

Sugar Watkins
1 year ago
Sugar Watkins 1 year ago

The presence of calcium ions also enhances the adsorption of gold on activated carbon?

Paul Morrow
1 year ago
Paul Morrow 1 year ago

Basically Ca ions form into scales at high temp during elution process that blocks the heat exchanger and other pipes, during reagent circulation.It has less effect on the kinetics of the reaction.

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