Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
On-line version ISSN 2411-9717
LIANG, D.; WANG, J. and WANG, Y.. Germanium recovery by co-precipitation of germanium and iron in conventional zinc metallurgy. J. S. Afr. Inst. Min. Metall. [online]. 2008, vol.108, n.11, pp. 715-718. ISSN 2411-9717.
A modified germanium recovery process in conventional zinc metallurgy, based on the understanding that ferric hydroxide has strong ability to coprecipitate germanium element, was presented. The relaxed lab-scale experiments were conducted to evaluate its technological feasibility. The experimental results obtained show the new process has great competitive advantage over the conventional one