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Electrochemical Trace Analysis of Valuable Minerals in Uranophane | Original Article

Bindu Bhatt*, Jyotsna Mishra, in Anusandhan | Technology & Management


Extraction of Uranium from the ores involve various methods like – leaching, hydrometallurgical or pyro metallurgical processes, RAMAN Spectroscopy, Differential pulse Polarography, etc. Physical methods of pre-concentration have unfortunately not been successful in case of uranium ore minerals. The reasons include the impracticality, uneconomical, etc. the accepted uranium resource processing steps consist of : (1) bringing uranium present in solid matrix into solution through leaching, (2) concentration and purification of dissolved uranium, (3) precipitation of the concentrated and purified dissolve uranium into a suitable chemical intermediate. In this work we propose a technique which will eliminate of uranium interferences in uranophane mineral by applying an electrolytic extraction. The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of Uranophane deposits, production and consumption, mining ore processing and above all to explore the Differential Pulse Polarography (DPP) method of instrumental for determination of trace elements in ore.