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Electroless recovery of gold chloride using inherently conducting polymers

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Conducting polymers deposited onto reticulated vitreous carbon (RVC) were shown to remove gold from aqueous solutions in a facile and highly efficient fashion. For acidic solutions with initial [AuCl4]− concentrations between 0.1 and 1000 ppm, gold recoveries >90% were obtained. Experiments, conducted using solutions containing 0.1 ppm [AuCl4]−, also demonstrated that the composite materials were significantly more effective at recovering gold than activated carbon. Gold removal from solutions containing [AuCl4]− and much higher concentrations of iron was highly selective.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Citation


  • Ding, J., Price, W. E., Ralph, S. F. & Wallace, G. G. (2004). Electroless recovery of gold chloride using inherently conducting polymers. Polymer International, 53 (6), 681-687.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-2542494167

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4352

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 681

End Page


  • 687

Volume


  • 53

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • England

Abstract


  • Conducting polymers deposited onto reticulated vitreous carbon (RVC) were shown to remove gold from aqueous solutions in a facile and highly efficient fashion. For acidic solutions with initial [AuCl4]− concentrations between 0.1 and 1000 ppm, gold recoveries >90% were obtained. Experiments, conducted using solutions containing 0.1 ppm [AuCl4]−, also demonstrated that the composite materials were significantly more effective at recovering gold than activated carbon. Gold removal from solutions containing [AuCl4]− and much higher concentrations of iron was highly selective.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Citation


  • Ding, J., Price, W. E., Ralph, S. F. & Wallace, G. G. (2004). Electroless recovery of gold chloride using inherently conducting polymers. Polymer International, 53 (6), 681-687.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-2542494167

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4352

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 681

End Page


  • 687

Volume


  • 53

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • England