Electrodeposition In Extractive Metallurgy: An Emerging Technology?
The electrowinning and electrorefining of metals from aqueous solutions continues to be one of the essential unit processes employed in nonferrous extractive metallurgy. Current processes effectively address both ohmic and mass transport of the primary metal ion in their design. Some deficiencies exist, however, in the basic understanding of the other two critical elements essential in cathodic deposition: activation kinetics and electrocrystallization. The understanding of the latter two must be elevated to the level of understanding of ohmic and mass transport if truly new and innovative advances are to occur. Because of the increasingly demanding standards for electrometallurgy processes and products, technical progress must be made if a competitive edge is to be maintained in the future. © 1992 TMS.
T. J. O'Keefe, "Electrodeposition In Extractive Metallurgy: An Emerging Technology?," JOM, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 30 - 34, Springer; Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), Apr 1992.
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01 Apr 1992