Effects of 2-picoline on zinc electrowinning from acidic sulfate electrolyte
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The behaviour of 2-picoline with and without antimony during electrowinning of zinc from acidic sulfate solutions was studied and was compared with that of gum arabic which is commonly used in industry as a levelling agent. The effects of these additives on current efficiency, power consumption, deposit quality, polarization behaviour, crystallographic orientation and surface morphology were determined. The addition of 2-picoline reduced current efficiency, increased power consumption and lowered the surface quality of electrowon zinc. Addition of antimony increased current efficiency, reduced power consumption and produced improved surface morphology and crystal orientations, (101) (112) (102) (103) (114) over a wide range of their combinations.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Chemical and Mathematical Science|
|Publisher:||Kluwer Academic Publishers|
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