Treatment of cobalt arsenide feeds for the subsequent recovery of cobalt

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 74, No. 834, 1981

G.M. RITCEY, Process Metallurgy Section, Extractive Metallurgy Laboratory, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, Ottawa, A.W. ASHBROOK, Research and Development Division, Eldorado Nuclear Limited, Ottawa, Ontario

This paper summarizes the optimum leach conditions for each of several cobalt-containing arsenical feed materials, describes the solution treatment prior to purification of cobalt recovery, and discusses the plant operation on one feed as well as the treatment of effluents.
Keywords: Hydrometallurgy, Cobalt, Leaching, Corrosion, Precipitation, Arsenical feeds, Effluent treatment.