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AARL process as applied at SDGM. • Identify the key elution circuit components. • Demonstrate an understanding of carbon reactivation theory. • Demonstrate an. Request PDF on ResearchGate | Modelling of the AARL elution process | The influence of temperature on the equilibrium adsorption of gold and hydroxide ion . successful methods is the carbon-in-pulp (CIP) process. In CIP processing elution rig was commissioned to simulate industrial Zadra and AARL carbon elution.

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The advantages of this are dubious in that there would be more than enough time in a twenty four hour period for both steps to be completed in one column.

Glycol consumption is typically in the range of 20 to 40 gallons, per ton of carbon stripped. This pump would replace the transfer vessels in the Ok Tedi design and could be located near the top of the column using the configuration shown in Figure 3 or near the bottom of the column if used with a eluate transfer pump as shown in Figure 4.

Glycol stripping frequently is used to increase capacity in existing Zadra operations, but economics usually favor conversion to pressure stripping if continuing operation is planned.

Pressure stripping columns are normally sized with a height to diameter ratio of about 4 to 1. These samples should be analysed for Ca plus Mg and then the totals plotted versus time. After epution, the main valve AV is closed and dilute hydrochloric acid is injected into the bottom of the column via valve AV The electrowinning section is especially vulnerable to fires because of the potential for sparks.


The final eluate exits just below the top compartment as shown in Figure 5.

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This may reduce the need to reactivate carbon as frequently at some operations. The high solution eultion make recovery methods such as chemical precipitation and aluminum foil electro-deposition very attractive. Each new project should be evaluated individually to determine the best procedure for the particular ore and site specific circumstances.

Stripping efficiency decreases as flow rates are increased above 3 to 4 bed volumes per hour. When desorption is completed, as indicated by gold solution concentration reaching a constant level in the column boiler, alcohol recovery commences. Mild steel equipment is normally eluyion. Part 3 outlines in full detail every action required aarp the part of goldroom personnel in order to operate the plant successfully.

Typical strip times with glycol are 24 to 36 hours. The stripping efficiency is virtually independent of eluant water flow rate in the range of 1 to 5 bed volumes per hour. When the curve flattens out, the rinsing is sufficient even if the pH is only 4.

The most recently developed stripping procedure being used commercially was developed at Micron Research, in Australia 8. Procses solution then flows up through the bed of carbon and overflows near the top of the stripping vessel.

Variations to and combinations of the basic methods are also highlighted. The proceess of pressure strip vessels are constructed from stainless steel, but many carbon steel vessels are providing satisfactory service.

AARL Carbon Stripping System Operation: Elution & Electrowinning

Acid washing is currently being done both in a separate vessel from the stripping column and in the elution vessel. After reagent addition, valve AV closes and the elution water pump recirculates the solution in the column by pumping it via the heat exchanger and valve AV up through the column and out through valve AV back to the water pump.


The controllers can be aarp to stop or procss a cycle or to start again, at any point. Au per ton of carbon.

Heat is transferred to this solution as it passes through the heat exchanger from thermocal which is being recirculated through a heater and the heat exchanger.

The disadvantages of glycols are their inferior strip rate increase and higher costs. The elution flution may be further divided into two major stages; carbon preheat and elution proper.

It is much qarl expensive to operate and it produces a cleaner stripped carbon. At the end of the carbon cool stage, water is pumped into the column via valve AV so as to maintain pressure within it and force the barren carbon out of the column via valve AV into the carbon transfer line.

Likewise it should be remembered that the controllers will not operate if a local stop switch is depressed. The barren solution is then pumped out of the eluate tank into the process water tank. Acid washing is used with all of the other stripping systems, but it is mentioned specifically with the AARL procedure, because AARL systems generally use the stripping vessel to acid wash and acid washing rlution, therefore, controlled as part of the qarl sequence.