Title

Energy Efficiency of Electrowinning

Abstract

The winning of high purity metal from aqueous solutions through electrodeposition is the final processing recovery step for many nonferrous metals. Direct electrical current/voltage provides the necessary driving force to promote the necessary reactions at an industrially relevant rate. Energy, especially electrical, is often the highest cost for electrowinning operations. Therefore, energy efficiency is a paramount concern for modern facilities. This chapter discusses electrical energy consumption in aqueous electrowinning with a specific focus on cell voltage and current efficiency. It also presents potential improvements.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Comments

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Keywords and Phrases

Current; Efficiency; Electrowinning; Energy; Voltage

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-331954198-3

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1865-3529

Document Type

Book - Chapter

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2018 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.

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