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Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

On-line version ISSN 2411-9717
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J. S. Afr. Inst. Min. Metall. vol.108 n.11 Johannesburg Nov. 2008




Germanium recovery by co-precipitation of germanium and iron in conventional zinc metallurgy



D. LiangI; J. WangII; Y. WangIII

IKunming University of Science and Technology, China
IITechnology Center of Yunnan Metallurgy Group Co., Ltd, China
IIIKunming Institute of Precious Metals, China




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.



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