High-temperature oxidation of bismuth- and antimony-based sulfosalts

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Fiseha Tesfaye, Dmitry Sukhomlinov, Daniel Lindberg, Mykola Moroz, Pekka Taskinen, Leena Hupa
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review
Volume number: 40
Issue number: 1
Start page: 67
End page: 78
eISSN: 1547-7401


In this article, oxidation processes of
Ag-Bi-Sb-based phases were investigated. Synthesized AgBiS2 and AgSbS2-Sb2S3-Sb samples were
thermally analyzed in synthetic air by applying the simultaneous DSC-TGA
analysis technique. The oxidation processes at PO=0.2 atm and T<1173 K were observed to take place in many-step sequence
of various reactions with an overall reaction 2AgMeS2 + 5.5O2(g) ⇄ 2Ag + Me2O3 + 4SO2(g), where
Me=(Bi,Sb). Oxidations of AgBiS2, Sb2S3, and AgSbS2 were observed to begin above 549±2K, 610±2K, and
733±2K, respectively. Furthermore, oxidation processes of AgBi3S5 and Ag3SbS3 were estimated,
and thermodynamic functions for the overall oxidation reactions were calculated
and discussed.


Gibbs energy, Pyrometallurgical roasting, Thermal oxidation


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