High-efficiency silver recovery by electrowinning reduces operating costs and produces a superior product. High throughput, state-of-the-art electrowinning cells provide a low-cost option for silver producers, in particular, and leads to increased profits. Electrowinning offers a significantly higher efficiency of silver recovery with low operating costs, compared to zinc precipitation methods. In addition, electrowinning produces a very clean silver product that is straightforward to smelt. The higher concentrations of silver in solutions, brought about from upstream process improvements, have made it economically viable to use electrowinning to recover silver. The efficiency of electrowinning is determined by several factors including the concentration and composition of the pregnant solution.

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Metalcess provides gold electrorefining solution for treating crude gold from gold ore chlorination process, silver-gold powder from silver ER and crude gold jewelry. Gold electro-refining is taken place in FRPP electrolysis cell. Crude gold casting plate is used as anode while high purity gold plate is used as cathode. Gold ER uses chloride solution and free hydrochloric acid as electrolyte.

Particularly, the gold anode is folded in a cloth bag in operation in order to collect anode slime and avoid contamination to gold cathode.

After certain plating period, the gold cathode is replaced by new cathode plate. The electro-refined gold cathode is melt and cast into high purity gold ingot. Metal Extracting. Pre-treatment Pyrometallurgy Hydrometallurgy Chemical Process. Enterprise News Industry News. About Metalcess Contact Us. Gold Electro-refining. Related Process. Gold Ore Chloridizing Distillation. Chlorine distillation method is mainly used to treat refractory gold ore. Metalcess adopts high temperature chloridizing roasting process.

Gold Ore Cyanide Leaching. Gold ore cyanide leaching process includes several approaches, i. Lead Anode Slime Treatment. Silver Electro-refining.


Study of electrochemical redox of gold for refining in non-aqueous electrolyte

Electrowinning , also called electroextraction , is the electrodeposition of metals from their ores that have been put in solution via a process commonly referred to as leaching. Electrorefining uses a similar process to remove impurities from a metal. Both processes use electroplating on a large scale and are important techniques for the economical and straightforward purification of non-ferrous metals. The resulting metals are said to be electrowon. In electrowinning, a current is passed from an inert anode through a liquid leach solution containing the metal so that the metal is extracted as it is deposited in an electroplating process onto the cathode. In electrorefining, the anodes consist of unrefined impure metal, and as the current passes through the acidic electrolyte the anodes are corroded into the solution so that the electroplating process deposits refined pure metal onto the cathodes.


Electrolytic processes for gold and other precious metals

Electrolysis is an electro-chemical process where an electrical current stream is flowing between two electrodes and through an electrolyte. This process involves the transfer of metal ions through the ionised electrolyte solution, depositing positive ions on the cathode and negative ions on the anode. Most metals produced by electrolysis are exceptionally pure, and gold and precious metals make no exception. Electrolytic processes for gold and other precious metals refining usually provide the most cost-effective method of separating these metals from the slag, or gangue. There are two main types of electrolytic processes , called electro-refining and electro-winning. Both processes use direct electrical current whereby pure metal is deposited at the cathode.

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