Improving the Diffusion Controlled Cementation of Cadmium Ions Using Reciprocating Fixed Bed of Zinc Rings
The aim of the present work is to investigate the effect of pulsation on improving the rate of the diffusion controlled cementation of cadmium ions using reciprocating fixed bed of zinc rings. The kinetics of the cementation reaction was investigated under different conditions of initial concentration of cadmium ions, frequency and amplitude of oscillation (vibration velocity), zinc ring diameter, bed diameter, bed height and temperature. The effect of temperature was found to fit the Arrhenius equation with an activation energy of 7.58 kcal/mole which confirms the diffusion controlled nature of the reaction. A dimensionless correlation in the form of Sh = 6.9 Re0.45 Sc0.33 (Bd/Bh)0.89 was deduced. The industrial application of the obtained results was discussed.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch and João M.P.Q. Delgado
A.H. El-Shazly et al., "Improving the Diffusion Controlled Cementation of Cadmium Ions Using Reciprocating Fixed Bed of Zinc Rings", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 312-315, pp. 694-699, 2011