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dc.contributor.authorMuslim, Abrar
dc.contributor.authorPareek, Vishnu
dc.contributor.authorTade, Moses
dc.contributor.authorJeffrey, M.
dc.contributor.authorZhang, H.
dc.identifier.citationMuslim, A. and Pareek, V.K. and Tade, M.O. and Jeffrey, M.I. and Zhang, H.G. 2009. Adsorption of polythionates and thiosulfate on strong base anion exchange resins, in Engineering our future : are we up to the challenge? (Chemeca 2009), September 27 - 30 2009, Perth, W.A.: Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia (IChemE) and Engineers Australia and The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated (RACI Inc) and The Society of Chemical Engineers New Zealand (SCENZ)

Thiosulfate leaching is an alternative process to cyanidation for recovering gold from ores. Resin in pulp has been suggested as a possible operation for the recovery of gold from the thiosulfate leach solutions. The aim of this work is to investigate the adsorption of polythionates and thiosulfate on strong based anion exchange resins, as they are the competing species for the adsorption of gold. The kinetics of thiosulfate, trithionate and tetrathionate load is first order, approaching equilibrium. The equilibrium constants for the adsorption reactions were obtained using the experimental data. The use of the rate constants and equilibrium constants for adsorption allows the resin in pulp process to be effectively modelled.

dc.titleAdsorption of polythionates and thiosulfate on strong base anion exchange resins
dc.typeConference Paper
curtin.identifiermanually created 6-Apr-2010 JW
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultySchool of Engineering
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering
curtin.facultyDepartment of Chemical Engineering

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