Model for Prediction of the Concentration of Extracted Tin during Leaching of Cassiterite in Potassium Hydroxide Solution


Model for prediction of the concentration of tin extracted during potassium hydroxide leaching of cassiterite has been derived. The model: A = Nt1.53, indicates that the concentration tin extracted is dependent on the residence time. It was found that the validity of the model is rooted in the expression Log A = Log (Nt1.53). Tin extraction per unit time as obtained from experiment and derived model are 2.6666 and 2.6268 mg/min respectively. The maximum deviation of the model-predicted concentration of dissolved tin from the corresponding concentration obtained from the experiment was found to be less than 8%, which is quite within the acceptable deviation limit of experimental results and hence, impacting about 92% confidence coefficient on the model.

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O. Gerald, U. Priscilla, O. Martin, E. Emmanuel, N. Chukwuka and J. Hwang, "Model for Prediction of the Concentration of Extracted Tin during Leaching of Cassiterite in Potassium Hydroxide Solution," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 11 No. 7, 2012, pp. 730-734. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2012.117060.

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