Leaching of zinc sulfide concentrate from the ganesh-himal deposit of nepal

Sahu, S K and Sahu, K K and Pandey, B D (2006) Leaching of zinc sulfide concentrate from the ganesh-himal deposit of nepal. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 37 (4). pp. 541-549.

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The leaching of zinc concentrate obtained from the zinc ore located in the Ganesh-Himal region of Nepal has been carried out in the presence of ammonium persulfate (APS) as an oxidant. Leaching variables such as time, temperature, acid, and oxidant concentration, E h , and particle size of sphalerite concentrate were studied to optimize the condition and to understand the mechanism of the reaction. The zinc extraction increased up to a temperature of 333 K and a further rise in the temperature to 343 K resulted in lowering of metal extraction. A decrease in particle size and increase in oxidant concentration enhanced the dissolution rate of zinc. The leaching data best fitted to the mixed controlled kinetic model. An activation energy of 43 kJ/mol was obtained for the dissolution of zinc in the temperature range 303 to 333 K with APS. The leaching mechanism was further established by characterizing the original concentrate and the leach residue by X-ray diffraction (XRD) phase identification and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://10.1007/s11663-006-0037-4
Uncontrolled Keywords:X-ray diffraction; SEM; zinc sulfide concentrate
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:105
Deposited By:Dr. A K Sahu
Deposited On:08 Oct 2009 14:05
Last Modified:09 Feb 2012 10:43
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