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Corrosion: Fundamentals, Testing, and Protection

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Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
13A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-182-5
Publication date:
2003
Book Chapter

Electrochemical Refining

By
D. Dreisinger
D. Dreisinger
University of British Columbia
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Zhimin Zheng
Zhimin Zheng
University of British Columbia
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Published:
2003
Page range:
160 - 163
Publication history
December 01, 2003

Abstract

Electrochemical refining is the purification process for producing commercially pure metals from crude metals. This article describes the principles of electrochemical reactions. It discusses the physical properties of the basic components of electrochemical refining cell. The article also explains the engineering considerations required in the refining process. Theoretical and technological principles of electrochemical refining are illustrated, with examples.

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D. Dreisinger, Zhimin Zheng, 2003. "Electrochemical Refining", Corrosion: Fundamentals, Testing, and Protection, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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