Studies related to recovery of gold from a spent thiosulphate-sulphite electrolyte using an electrolytic cell

S. Sobri, S. Roy, E. Kalman, P. Nagyp, M. Lakatos

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Interest has grown in developing non-toxic electrolytes for gold electrodeposition to replace the conventional cyanide-based bath for long term sustainability of gold electroplating. One such alternative electrolyte is a solution containing thiosulphate and sulphite, which has been developed specially for microelectronics applications. However, at the end of the electrodeposition process, the spent electrolyte contains a significant amount of gold. This study has been initiated to investigate the feasibility of gold recovery from a spent thiosulphate-sulphite electrolyte. copyright The Electrochemical Society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalECS Transactions
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
EventGreen Electrodeposition - 2008th Electrochemical Society Meeting - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2005Oct 21 2005


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  • Engineering(all)

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