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Electroless recovery of gold chloride using inherently conducting polymers
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  • Jie Ding, University of Wollongong
  • William E Price, University of Wollongong
  • Stephen F Ralph, University of Wollongong
  • Gordon G. Wallace, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
11553
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Publication Details

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.

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.

Citation Information
Jie Ding, William E Price, Stephen F Ralph and Gordon G. Wallace. "Electroless recovery of gold chloride using inherently conducting polymers" (2004) p. 681 - 687
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