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Influence of Temperature on the Formation of Ag Complexed in S2O32--O2 System

  1. Área Académica de Ciencias de la Tierra y Materiales, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, 42039 Pachuca de Soto, Mexico
  2. Ingeniería en Energía, Universidad Politécnica Metropolitana de Hidalgo, 43860 Tolcayuca, Mexico
  3. Instituto de Metalurgia, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, 78000 San Luis, Mexico
  4. Área de Electromecánica Industrial, Universidad Tecnológica de Tulancingo, 43642 Tulancingo, Mexico
  5. Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Química e Industrias Extractivas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, 07738 Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
Version 1 : Received: 25 October 2016 / Approved: 26 October 2016 / Online: 26 October 2016 (10:26:54 CEST)

How to cite: Teja-Ruiz, A.; Juárez-Tapia, J.; Hernández-Cruz, L.; Reyes-Pérez, M.; Patiño-Cardona, F.; Reyes-Dominguez, I.; Flores-Guerrero, M.; Palacios-Baes, E. Influence of Temperature on the Formation of Ag Complexed in S2O32--O2 System. Preprints 2016, 2016100112 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201610.0112.v1). Teja-Ruiz, A.; Juárez-Tapia, J.; Hernández-Cruz, L.; Reyes-Pérez, M.; Patiño-Cardona, F.; Reyes-Dominguez, I.; Flores-Guerrero, M.; Palacios-Baes, E. Influence of Temperature on the Formation of Ag Complexed in S2O32--O2 System. Preprints 2016, 2016100112 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201610.0112.v1).

Abstract

Metallic elements of higher economic value occurring in the mineralogy of Zimapán are Pb, Zn, Cu and Fe, said elements are sold as concentrates, which, even after processing, generally include significant concentrations of Mo, Cd, Sb, Ag and As that could recover through different leaching methods. In this work the influence of temperature was studied in the complexation of silver in the S2O32--O2 system. Chemical and mineralogical characterization of concentrated Zn from the state of Hidalgo confirmed the presence of the silver contained in a sulfide of silver arsenic (AgAsS2) through the techniques of Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy-Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS). The mineralogical species identified allowed the construction mineralogical species Pourbaix diagrams in the range of 298 K to 333 K, through which the Eh-pH conditions to obtain silver in solution were determined. The formation of Ag(S2O3)23- complex was confirmed by characterizing liquors leached using the technique Infrared Spectroscopy Fourier Transform (FTIR).

Subject Areas

silver; dissolution; thiosulfate; characterization; complex; temperature; arsenic

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