Electrochemical Noise Analysis of Chalcopyrite Carbon Paste Electrodes by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans


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The electrochemical response of chalcopyrite was studied using electrochemical noise analysis (ENA). The assay was carried out under constant aeration using 30 mL in two electrochemical cells containing iron-free mineral salts solution. These cells were initially monitored for 56 hours. After 72 hours, 7.25×1010 cells mL-1 of A. ferrooxidans strain LR were added in both cells and monitored until 128 h. Subsequent to this period, 0.927 mmol L-1 of silver ions and 400 mmol L-1 of chloride ions were added each one separately. Both conditions were monitored until 168 hours. According to results obtained, it was observed that Cl- ions addition induced an accelerated corrosion process. However, there is a tendency of the system to reach the stationary state due to repassivation of the electrodic surface. In the other side, the Ag+ addition contributed for the maintenance of the oxidant atmosphere, in spite of controversial effect caused by considerable variations in the Rn values, resulting in a instability in the chalcopyrite reactivity.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 20-21)

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Axel Schippers, Wolfgang Sand, Franz Glombitza and Sabine Willscher




D. G. Horta et al., "Electrochemical Noise Analysis of Chalcopyrite Carbon Paste Electrodes by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 20-21, pp. 83-86, 2007

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July 2007




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