Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol.80, No.5, 882-896, 2002
Preparation and kinetic considerations for the dissolution of Cr-substituted iron oxides in reductive-complexing formulations
The dissolution rate coefficients of Cr-substituted (0-20 at.% Cr) iron oxides viz. hematite and magnetite were determined by using an inverse cubic rate (ICR) law applicable for spherical particles as well by a general kinetic equation (GKE) applicable for polydispersed particles. An attempt is made to compare both the treatments for different kinds of dissolution profiles obtained by employing oxides with narrow particle size distribution in V(II)-EDTA and citric acid-EDTA-ascorbic acid formulations at 353 +/- 5 K. The dissolution profiles could be classified into three types based on the nature of oxide and formulations. It is observed that both ICR and GKE treat the dissolution course as a function of decrease in fraction of undissolved mass, m/m(0). The dissolution rate coefficients determined by ICR and GKE have shown the similar trend of decrease with increasing Cr content of the oxides and was ascribed to lattice stabilization.