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Current Physical Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1877-9468
ISSN (Online): 1877-9476

Research Article

Investigating and Optimization of Copper Extraction from Chalcopyrite Concentrate with Hydrogen Peroxide in Presence of Acetic Acid

Author(s): Mehmat Deniz Turan*, Musa Sarikaya, Z. Abidin Sari, Ahmet Haxhiaj, Tolga Depci, Aslihan Demiraslan and Hasan Nizamoglu

Volume 7 , Issue 4 , 2017

Page: [267 - 272] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1877946807666170808114115

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Aims: In this study, copper extraction was investigated from chalcopyrite concentrate with hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid mix solution by using response surface methodology.

Method: Experiments were planned using Box-Behnken in which various parameters such as leaching time, leaching temperature, H2O2 concentration, liquid-solid ratio, and stirring speed were defined as independent variables.

Result: Under optimum experimental conditions, more than 80% of the copper was extracted with R2 value of 0.94 which indicates good fitness of the model.

Conclusion: Moreover, other parameters except stirring speed were determined to be linearly effective on the result.

Keywords: Hydrogen peroxide, leaching, copper extraction, optimization, chalcopyrite, oxidation.

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