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Gallium solvent extraction from sulfuric acid solutions using OPAP.
Sep Sci Technol 1990 Oct; 25(13-15):1641-1653
The U.S. Bureau of Mines investigated solvent extraction methods for recovering gallium from sulfuric acid leach filtrates produced from hydrometallurgical zinc residues. These filtrates typically had ph values of 0 to 0.5, Too low for effective gallium recovery by traditional extractants. Of the nine extractants tested, octylphenyl acid phosphate (opap) was the most effective. Gallium stripping was accomplished using a 1.5M h2so4 liquor. A continuous solvent extraction system was designed and operated for 32.4 H, treating a 0.32-G/l ga and 20-g/l fe filtrate. Overall gallium recovery in the system was 94 pct.
OP; Journal Article
Issue of Publication
Separation Science and Technology
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