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Amalgam and Electrometallurgy

Author: Fathi Habashi
Published by Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration

Training Time: approximately 4.5 hr
4.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

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This course outlines the historical background of electrometallurgy, defines the scope of this domain, and recalls the basic theories of electrochemistry and some general engineering aspects.

The course then discusses electrometallurgical processes conducted in aqueous solutions and fused salts, either for metal recovery or metal refining.

You will learn how malgam metallurgy has some points in common with electrometallurgy (use of mercury cathode), but also it is of special historical interest since mercury was used for many centuries for recovery of gold from its ores. However, due to its toxic nature and the difficulties in handling, its use has been greatly curtailed in industrialized countries. It is still, however, used in most tropical countries with tremendous environmental problems. This part constitutes about 10% of the volume.

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