Hydrodynamic modeling of copper electrodeposition at a vertical rotating cylinder electrode

Fabian, Cesimiro P., Mandin, Philippe, Ridd, Michael, and Sheehan, Madoc (2006) Hydrodynamic modeling of copper electrodeposition at a vertical rotating cylinder electrode. ECS Transactions, 2 (3). pp. 303-315.

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The hydrodynamics of a rotating cylinder electrode were modeled to predict tertiary current distributions during electrodeposition of copper from acidic sulfate media, and to evaluate the effects of the resulting density gradients close to the electrode. Assuming no such density variations, then predictions of transport-limited current densities were in good agreement with Mizushina's empirical law and with Lévêque's theoretical description, but not with measured values. Assuming a linear density variation with copper concentration, predictions of concentration profiles agreed to within 3 % of experimentally measured limiting current densities at the rotating cylinder electrode. For solution compositions relevant to copper electrowinning, a diffusion coefficient for cupric ions of 1.2×10^-9 m2/s at 45 °C, was inferred by solving the continuity, Navier-Stokes and mass balance equations with Fluent® computational fluid dynamics software.

Item ID: 3603
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISBN: 978-1-56677-440-6
ISSN: 1938-6737
Keywords: electrodeposition; copper; hydrodynamic modeling
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2009 06:24
FoR Codes: 03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0301 Analytical Chemistry > 030102 Electroanalytical Chemistry @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091404 Mineral Processing/Beneficiation @ 50%
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8499 Other Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) > 849999 Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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