JMMCE  Vol.9 No.5 , May 2010
Model for Assessment and Computational Analysis of the Concentration of Zinc Dissolved during Leaching of Sphalerite in Butanoic Acid Solution
ABSTRACT
A model for assessment and computational analysis of the concentration of zinc dissolved during leaching of sphalerite in butanoic acid solution has been derived. The model Zn = Antilog [(exp(γ/α))0.6173] is dependent on the initial and final pH of the leaching solution. The validity of the model was found to be rooted in the expression (Log Zn)1.62 = exp(γ/α) where both sides of the expression are approximately equal to 3. The maximum deviation of the model-predicted concentrations of dissolved zinc from that of the corresponding experimental values is less than 14% which is quite within the acceptable deviation limit of experimental results.

Cite this paper
C. Nwoye and I. Mbuka, "Model for Assessment and Computational Analysis of the Concentration of Zinc Dissolved during Leaching of Sphalerite in Butanoic Acid Solution," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 9 No. 5, 2010, pp. 483-493. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2010.95034.
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