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Electrolytic production of precious metals.

Authors
Lei KPV; Eisele JA; McClelland GE
Source
US Pat 4,554,058 1985 Nov; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
10004842
Abstract
An electrolytic process for the desorption of precious metals such as gold and silver. The precious metal complexes are loaded on activated carbon particles that are packed into a hollow, cylindrical graphite container and the container is connected as the anode of an electrolytic cell. The electrolyte is a suitable alkaline solution and the cathode can be graphite, antimony or copper. Upon the application of an electric current, the precious metal complexes are desorbed and reduced to precious metals on the cathode.
Keywords
Metallurgical processes; Metallurgy; Metals; Desorption; Metal refining
Publication Date
19851119
Document Type
Patent
Fiscal Year
1986
Identifying No.
PAT 4,554,058
NIOSH Division
RERC
Source Name
United States Patent 4,554,058
State
NV
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