Cyclic voltammetry and potentiodynamic polarization studies of chalcopyrite concentrate in glycine medium

Maryam KHEZRI, Bahram REZAI*, Ali Akbar ABDOLLAHZADEH, Benjamin P. WILSON, Mehdi MOLAEINASAB, Mari LUNDSTRÖM

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Abstract

Cyclic voltammetry and potentiodynamic polarization analyses were utilized to investigate the mechanism and kinetics of glycine leaching reactions for chalcopyrite. The effects of pH (9–12), temperature (30–90 °C) and glycine concentration (0–2 mol/L) on corrosion current density, corrosion potential and cyclic voltammograms were investigated using chalcopyrite concentrate–carbon paste electrodes. Results showed that an increase in the glycine concentration from 0 to 2 mol/L led to an increased oxidation peak current density. Under the same conditions, corrosion current density was found to change from approximately 28 to 89 μA/cm whereas corrosion potential was decreased from –80 to –130 mV. Elevated temperatures enhanced the measured current densities up to 60 °C; however, above this level, current density was observed to decrease. A similar current density behavior was determined with pH. A pH change from 9 to 10.5 resulted in an increase in current density and pH higher than 10.5 gave rise to a reduced current density. In addition, the thermodynamic stability of copper and iron oxides was found to increase at higher temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-554
Number of pages10
JournalTransactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (English Edition)
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • chalcopyrite concentrate
  • corrosion current density
  • corrosion potential
  • electrochemical behavior
  • glycine

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