Extraction of silver from a refractory silver ore by sono-cyanidation

Cafer Cilek E. C. , Çiftçi H., GÖKSU KARAGÖZ S., TUZCİ G.

Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, vol.63, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2020.104965
  • Journal Name: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Applied Science & Technology Source, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, EMBASE, INSPEC, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Ultrasonics, Silver ore, Extraction, Sonoprocessing, Cyanidation, GOLD CYANIDATION, ULTRASOUND, SULFIDE, KINETICS, DISSOLUTION, RECOVERY, BEHAVIOR, DUST
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, effect of ultrasound on silver extraction from a refractory silver ore containing both native silver and various silver sulphide minerals was investigated. Main effects and interaction effects of pulp density, ultrasonic frequency, cyanide concentration, air flow rate and agitation speed on the extraction rate of silver were studied by a two-level fractional factorial experimental design. A few additional cyanidation tests were also conducted to verify the findings of the designed experiments.