Dissolution kinetics of an oxidized copper ore in ammonium chloride solution


Ekmekyapar A., Oya R., Kunkul A.

CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING QUARTERLY, cilt.17, ss.261-266, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING QUARTERLY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.261-266

Özet

The dissolution kinetics of malachite ore in ammonium chloride solutions has been investigated with respect to the effects of ammonium chloride concentration, particle size, solid/liquid ratio, stirring speed, and reaction temperature. It was determined that the dissolution rate increased with increasing ammonium chloride concentration, stirring speed, and reaction temperature. However, increasing particle diameter and solid to liquid ratio decreased the dissolution rate. Examination of data by heterogeneous model suggested that the dissolution rate is controlled by mixture kinetics. The following mathematical model was proposed to represent the reaction kinetics.