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A theoretical study of the carbon in pulp process for gold recovery

Clare, B.W., Kepert, D.L. and Thurgate, S.M. (2001) A theoretical study of the carbon in pulp process for gold recovery. Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 540 (1-3). pp. 23-27.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0166-1280(00)00633-3
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Abstract

Ab initio calculations have been carried out on systems that represent a model of the processes which occur in the recovery of gold by the carbon in pulp process. Using the hydrocarbon coronene as a model of graphitic carbon it has been shown that: (a) a positively charged ion such as calcium must be present for adsorption of gold to occur; (b) if copper is present in the liquor it will exclude the recovery of gold; and (c) ions such as chloride are not bound to the calcium–coronene complex because of an electron correlation effect.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Parker Cooperative Research Centre for Integrated Hydrometallurgy Solutions
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/35955
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