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Use of phosphate for separation of cobalt from iron

Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
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Abstract

The well-known tendency of cobalt to be retained by the iron-alumina precipitate produced by ammonia has generally been ascribed to a specific adsorption by the large surface of this gelatinous precipitate. Whatever its cause, it can be overcome by precipitating the iron as phosphate at a pH of 3.5. The precipitate is easily filterable and practically all the cobalt passes into the filtrate.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Use of phosphate for separation of cobalt from iron
Series title Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Volume 14
Issue 11
Year Published 1942
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
First page 859
Last page 860