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||Part C-2: Gordon Ritcey Symposium: Advances in Hydrometallurgical Solution Purification Separations, sponsored by Purolite
||Separation of Lead from Chalcopyrite Using Resin-in-Pulp
||Weng Fu, Sabrina Lao, Yepeng Ding, James Vaughan
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In this study, Resin-in-Pulp (RIP) technology is used to separate Pb from a chalcopyrite slurry. Solvent-impregnated resin, Lewatit® VP OC 1026, which contains di(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid (D2EHPA) in a macroporous polystyrene matrix was used as the functional group exhibits selectivity for Pb over Cu. Adsorption pH, kinetics, as well as resin and CuSO4 concentrations were investigated. The results show that the kinetics of Pb and Cu loading are fast, reaching the adsorption equilibrium within 30 min. The equilibrium pH of 2 was chosen as optimum pH for operation in order to achieve high a Pb extraction rate and extent as well as selectivity for Pb over Cu. High Cu(II) concentration in solution results in Pb(II) requiring a larger amount of resin for the same degree of extraction. Regeneration and reuse tests show that the loss of adsorption capacity happens in the 1st and 2nd cycles and then the adsorption capacity stabilises for the 3rd cycle.
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