Masters Theses

Abstract

"The object of this study was to investigate the ion exchange behavior of germanium in order to find a quantitative separation method applicable to the analysis of germanium in zinc ores.

Germanium had been predicted and described as eka-silicon by Mendeleeff, and was discovered by Winkler in 1886. The importance of the metal has increased very much since World War II because of its use as a semiconductor in diodes and transistors.

All commercial scale germanium is now produced as a by-product of base metal processing. Although the United States Bureau of Mines is conducting a program for the recovery of germanium from fly-ash and coal, germanium recovery from these sources does not appear commercially feasible at this time.

Since all analytical methods for the determination of germanium require a preliminary separation, it was thought worthwhile to seek a simple but quantitative method of separating germanium from lead, cadmium, and zinc, which are the metals occurring in germanium bearing zinc ores"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Webb, William H.

Committee Member(s)

Russell, Robert R.
Carroll, William R.
Kassner, James L.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemistry

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1962

Pagination

v, 47 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-45).

Rights

© 1962 Myra Sue Anderson, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Germanium compounds -- Separation
Germanium -- Analysis
Ion exchange

Thesis Number

T 1374

Print OCLC #

5937715

Electronic OCLC #

982492879

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Chemistry Commons

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