Processing of gold-bearing inorganic materials including processing of jewellery scrap and gold refining

FIELD: metallurgy.

SUBSTANCE: proposed method comprises melting of initial stock with flux containing 3-15 wt % of dewatered borax, 0.5-3 wt % of calcium oxide and 0.4-3 wt % of quartz sand relative to the sum of weight of impurities in initial product. Melt heated to 1100-1200°C is bubbled by oxygen-bearing gas to termination of impurities oxidation. Then, oxidised melt is poured at 1200-1250°C into heated lined mould arranged at centrifuge rotor. Mould with melt is spinned at the rate creating the gravity factor Kg=50-500. Note here that used mould allows melt cooling rate not exceeding 10°C/min. Mould spinning is terminated after melt crystallisation termination to obtain casting with temperature lower that solidus temperature.

EFFECT: higher purity and good geometry of final product.

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The invention relates to metallurgy, in particular to methods pyrometallurgical processing of materials containing precious metals or their alloys.

Currently, the raw materials used by the enterprises for processing of precious metals, has a great variety. Along with the technologies for processing of placer gold and receive the precious metals from the gravitational concentrators there are a large variety of industrial sources of gold-bearing raw materials. Gravity concentrates are ore breed that otdovat during the concentration of placer gold. Together with the breed otdyvautsya tiny particles of gold, the surface is covered by water films of oxides, sulphides of silver, etc. that interfere with the extraction of precious metals common Royal-vodka method. Gravity concentrates usually contain up to Au 10, Ag-20, Si-40, S 30, Fe 30, Cu-5, K 5. They also contain Ti, Pl, Mn, and other Anthropogenic sources are mainly waste jewelry alloys, gold-bearing materials received for disposal of electronic products industry, and scrap jewelry industry, containing large amounts of impurities, including iron, copper, Nickel, lead, zinc, etc. in Addition to the contamination of the alloy these impurities due to the high affinity for oxygen increases E. what about the content in the alloy up to 0.06 wt.%, which negatively affects the mechanical properties of the alloy decreases strength, elongation, ductility, increases the propensity to display dircetory etc. these examples show that the practice of extracting gold from gold-bearing materials and bringing the final product to the desired condition requires high technology adaptation to each specific version of the raw materials used. To meet these technological challenges, the industry has a large Arsenal of hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical technologies.

Famous classical refining of precious metals, including complete dissolution, separate deposition from solutions, the melting of pure metals, and then the subsequent soldering of components in the alloy (see, for example,). The method allows to get conditioned by impurities alloys, but requires substantial economic costs and long processing cycle up to 3 months. In addition, the dissolution of noble metals is carried out in concentrated acids, which makes the method is environmentally dirty.

Known refining of precious metals by the chlorination of remelting by blowing through the melt chlorine (see, for example, RU 2048554 C1, publ. 20.11.1995). Chlorination is used to separate the base metals of the alloy, but can be used for full and is of finara with the translation of the noble metal chlorides. The composition of the alloy are removed sequentially zinc, lead, iron, copper. But how haidoushki can be applied when significant costs associated with environmental activities, as chlorine poisoning the atmosphere of the shop. In addition, the chlorination process and lost a large number of chloride of gold. Refining the chlorination involves an additional manufacturing operation - separation and processing of chlorides for the selection of these noble metals.

The closest to the invention is a method of refining silver-gold alloys from selenium, tellurium, copper and lead. The method includes melting the original alloy, the blowing of the obtained melt air. When the melting of the source alloy to it add the intermediate processing facilities at the silver oxide in an amount of from 20 to 150% by weight of the original alloy. Then spend the separation of slag from the surface of the melt and the melt processing of carbon-containing reducing agent to remove dissolved oxygen. After removal of oxygen are pouring the melt into ingots and use them as anodes in electrolytic production of refined silver (see EN 2048554 C1, publ. 20.04.2010). When the melt blowing air metals contained in the silver, turn into oxides, which are then separated by density is of atalla and oxides. The disadvantage of this method is that it does not provide for the deoxidation of the melt and the oxygen content in profilirovannomu metal remains above acceptable level, which reduces the mechanical properties of the alloy.

However, also inherent to each method of processing material weaknesses, there are common disadvantages for all given as examples in this application, as well as other well-known technologies of processing of precious metals. All known methods are not practically solved technologically acceptable level the following tasks.

1. The release of the final product from residual intermetallic compounds, and other pollutants inclusions in a single technological process. The presence of such inclusions is unacceptable, in particular in the production of fouls and microwire in the electronics industry.

2. Giving the final product the necessary geometrical parameters usually requires a separate process of casting into ingots.

The task to be solved by the invention, is the elimination of most of the known shortcomings of the existing methods of processing of precious metals and alloys.

The technical result achieved by the proposed method, is to increase the purity of gold material from impurities while providing the attachment of the required geometric parameters of the final product.

The technical result is achieved by a method for processing gold-bearing inorganic materials, including fusion of raw materials with flux, comprising 3-15 wt.% dehydrated borax, 0.5 to 3 wt.% of calcium oxide and 0.4-3 wt.% quartz sand relative to the sum of the masses of impurities in the original product, and the bubbling of the obtained melt is heated up to 1100-1200°C, oxygen-containing gas prior to the completion of oxidation of the impurities, after which pour the melt into a heated lined mold installed in the centrifuge rotor, ensuring the temperature of the melt 1200-1250°C, rotating the mold with the melt with the speed that creates the gravitational coefficient Kg=50÷500, using the mold, providing the cooling rate of the filled melt no more than 10°C/min, the rotation of the mold is carried out until the completion of the crystallization process and lowering the temperature of the casting below the solidus temperature.

In addition, heating of the mold before pouring it melt preferably be done by pouring it melt flux, taken in an amount of 1 wt.% in relation to the weight of the oxidized melt and consisting of dehydrated borax and calcium oxide at a mass ratio of the components 3 to 1.

The proposed method pyrometallurgical processing of gold-containing inorganic materials, including the I recycle scrap jewelry and refining of gold, consists of two stages.

In the first phase, including the melting of the source material with flux or without bubbling the melt at a temperature of 1100-1200°C oxygen-containing gas, the result is oxidized melt consisting of noble metals and different amounts of oxides of related impurities. In addition, the melt can be various kinds of non-metallic impurities (not associated with slag of various intermetallic compounds), fragments linings, etc. In the second stage, carry out the separation processing of the melt in the presence of flux in the force field of the centrifuge gravity coefficient Kg in the range from 50 to 500 in the process of crystallization at the temperature of the beginning of the process 1200-1250°C (gravitational coefficient Kg is a dimensionless quantity that indicates how many times the value of the acceleration generated by the centrifuge, more free-fall acceleration on the surface of the earth, g=9.8 m/s2).

The method has a certain versatility and allows by adjustment of the composition of the charge and composition of the oxidizing gas in the first stage and changes of thermodynamic characteristics and values of the gravitational coefficient of the field of centrifugal forces centrifuges at the second stage of processing or refining to obtain a high degree of extraction of useful and refining of the melt from primase is with the enhancement of the mechanical properties of the alloy of noble metals.

The essence of the process of oxidation of the melt by bubbling oxygen-containing gas consists in the following. Zinc, having a high partial pressure at the temperature of the process 1100-1200°C, transferred in the form of metal in the gas phase and when creating oxidative environment in further forms a stable zinc oxide ZnO. Purification from admixtures noble alloy has the following mechanism: the transition into the gas phase metal zinc and the further oxidation to ZnO; the formation of condensed oxide b and the transition from condensed to a gaseous state; the formation of stable condensed oxides of Nickel and iron and their transition into the slag.

All this happens against the background of increasing oxygen content, the maximum content can reach 0.3% due to the process of dissolution of cuprous oxide in liquid copper. This amount of oxygen at 1100-1200°C provides almost complete oxidation of all impurity elements.

Borax, which is part of the slag-forming flux, is used as the fusible neutral flux with high extracting ability in relation to the oxide base elements of the system Na2O D2O3CaO - SiO2MenOmwhere Me=Fe, Mg, Ti, Zr, Al, usually occurring in various gold original products.

Quartz sand binds the oxides of W is found in low-melting silicate complexes.

Calcium oxide is used as a slag-forming flux, which increases the interfacial tension at the boundary of the slag - metal.

In the second stage, the oxidized melt is heated to a temperature of 1200°C, poured into a prepared mold special casting machine, which is a centrifuge, on the rotor where installed lined the mold. Lining moulds or heated to provide the cooling rate is flooded melt no more than 10°C per minute. Preparation of the mold for receiving the melt is in the promotion of a centrifuge rotor together with the mold to set the speed at which a field of centrifugal forces from the gravitational coefficient of from 50 to 500. Heating of the lining of the mold is carried out by pouring into a rotating mold melt borax with calcium oxide in the amount of 1 wt.% the mass of the oxidized melt the mass ratio of borax and calcium oxide 3:1. Calcium oxide, which is part of the slag-forming flux, increases the interfacial tension at the boundary of the slag/metal, contributing to the coalescence of small droplets of metals and more effective to oust them from the slag zone during processing in the centrifuge. After filling prepared in the first phase of the alloy into a rotating mold, the melt fills 2/3 part of the radius of the mold, and begins the process of centrifugal separation of the melt. If e is ω metal component of the melt is displaced by centrifugal forces centrifuges to the external radius of the mold, while the lighter weight of the sludge occupy a region of the volume of the mold is closer to the axis of rotation. The process of centrifugal separation continues until, while cooling the melt reaches the area of the external radius of the temperature of crystallization of the melt and until, respectively, the gradient of the pressure distribution along the radius of the rotating mold will not start the movement of the planar solidification front from the outer radius in the direction of the axis of rotation. Flat crystallization front supersedes all inclusions, not demanded by the process of crystallization of the alloy, in the direction of the axis of rotation, i.e. in the slag zone. Then the machine continues the rotation of the rotor from the mold without changing speed to achieve by casting the solidus temperature. The cooling rate is flooded melt no more than 10°C per minute support to no time to start the natural process of bulk crystallization of the melt until the end of crystallization. After that, the rotation of the centrifuge rotor stops, the casting is cooled and removed. After removing the casting mechanically separate the ingot or ingots of precious metals and slag formation. The geometry of the obtained ingot is determined by the structure forming part of the mold.

Laboratory testing of the proposed method was carried out as about what atom. 1000-gram sample of the waste jewelry alloys containing gold, silver, copper and contaminated by impurities of iron 0.07 wt.%, Nickel 0.06 wt.%, lead to 0.04 wt.%, zinc 0.10 wt.%, melted in a crucible in an induction installation with the addition to the melt 0.15 g of dehydrated borax, 0.03 g of calcium oxide and 0.01 g of quartz sand.. After reaching a temperature of 1100°C was started bubbling through the melt of air with a flow rate of 0.95 l/min (with conversion to normal conditions). Made 4 selection Oneida samples for analysis on the content of impurities of oxygen and major components. Bubbling was carried out for 28 min with a constant temperature of the melt is equal to 1150-1200°C. the Content of impurities was reduced and at the same time there was an increase in oxygen content (0.06 wt.%), the minimum content of impurities. Table 1 shows the results of analysis of samples of the melt collected in the course of ozonation.

Table 1
No. of selectionThe processing time minThe content of impurities, wt.%

Then the melt temperature was brought up to 1200°C and poured melt-in is installed on the rotor of the centrifuge mold. Before pouring the prepared melt in the mold it was filled with 40 grams of molten flux consisting of borax and calcium oxide in a ratio of 3:1, prepared in a separate crucible furnaces, and brought the value of revolutions of the rotor from the mold to 1600 rpm, this laboratory centrifuges corresponds to the gravitational coefficient Kg=200. Thermode licencie characteristics moulds centrifuge units determine the lifetime of the melt by pouring it with an initial temperature of 1200°C before the beginning of the crystallization process within 5-7 minutes. After completion of the process of centrifugal separation of the melt (5-6 minutes) and going through the process of directional solidification of the alloy from the periphery of the mold to its center (30-50 seconds) rotation of the centrifuge rotor has stopped. After cooling the casting (30-60 min), the casting was removed. The Central part of the ring casting mechanically separated. Then cut it in the laboratory template. The results of the study of the samples are presented in table 2. Analysis of the results of laboratory work convincingly confirm the efficiency of the proposed method and its applicability in practice.

Table 2 presents the results of laboratory testing of the method on the example of refining low-grade raw materials to produce high-grade gold for jewelry, electronics and dentistry. It shows the values of the content of impurities in the resulting casting.

Table 2
KgThe content of impurities, wt.%
200 traces0,002traces0,0190,006

Similar experiments were performed with other compounds of the mixture in the stated intervals of component contents, and similar results were obtained with close impurities from the resulting castings.

In comparison with the known proposed method has the following advantages:

- high technological flexibility to the composition of raw materials;

- achieved a higher degree of removal of impurities and the quality of the finished alloy;

- reduced the amount of the deadweight losses of noble metals;

- allows you to get the finished casting the final product with the given weight and geometrical parameters;

- casting the final product is free from non-metallic inclusions of any nature;

- environmental improvement of the enterprise by eliminating fumes of nitrogen oxides, hydrochloric acid, and T. p.

The sequence of operations of the proposed method in combination with the mode of operations provides them with the necessary interrelation and mutual influence, thus achieving a higher degree of purification of the melt from impurities, the higher the extraction of noble metals, the removal of the post is the enclosing non-metallic and intermetallic inclusions, the enhancement of the mechanical properties of hard alloys of precious metals, the final bars of the given geometry, as well as high process performance and environmental friendliness.

1. The method of refining gold inorganic materials, including their melting flux, containing dehydrated borax, calcium oxide and silica sand in the following components of the flux relative to the weight of impurities in the gold-bearing inorganic materials: dehydrated borax 3-15 wt.%, calcium oxide is 0.5-3 wt.%, quartz sand 0.4 to 3 wt.%, and the bubbling of the obtained melt is heated up to 1100-1200°C, oxygen-containing gas to complete the oxidation of the impurities, after which pour the oxidized melt in a heated lined mold installed in the centrifuge rotor, ensuring the temperature of the melt 1200-1250°C, carry out the rotation of the mold with the melt with the speed that creates the gravitational coefficient Kg=50÷500, using the mold, providing the cooling rate of the filled melt no more than 10°C/min, the rotation of the mold is stopped at the completion of solidification of the melt with obtaining castings of gold with a temperature below the solidus temperature.

2. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that the heating of the mold prior to pouring of the melt is carried out by pouring in pereprava flux, taken in an amount of 1 wt.% in relation to the weight of the oxidized melt and consisting of dehydrated borax and calcium oxide at a mass ratio of the components 3 to 1.


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