Bio-Electrochemical Recovery of Copper from Dilute Acidic Solutions as a Function of External Resistance, Copper and Iron Concentrations

Bioelectrochemical systems provide a promising tool for the copper recovery from the heap leaching solutions which usually contain low copper and high iron concentrations. In this study, the role of copper and ferrous ion concentrations, and external resistance in the removal of synthetic sulfuric acid solutions by a lab-scale Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) was investigated and good results were obtained in the removal of copper.

Synergistic Effect of BaCl2 on Corrosion Inhibition of Copper by Mentha Spicata Oil in 1M Nitric Acid: Gravimetric and Raman Spectroscopy Studies

The effect of Mentha Spicata oil and the mixture of BaCl2 and Mentha Spicata oil on corrosion of copper in 1M HNO3 have been investigated using weight loss methods and Raman spectroscopy. The study revealed that copper is more efficiently inhibited by Mentha Spicata oil in the presence of BaCl2 than pure oil. The inhibition efficiencies increased with increased concentration of the additives. The highest inhibition efficiency of 56.12 % was observed with single Mentha Spicata oil.


The geometric dimensions of the copper shell formed by chemical deposition on a spherical polyethylene granule were calculated. It is shown that the main factor determining the thickness of the formed copper layer is the initial size of the polyethylene granule. The processes of destruction of the copper shell formed on the polyethylene granule during thermal expansion of the polymer are considered. The values of the limit temperatures in which the copper shell still retains its integrity depending on its thickness are calculated.


The results of experimental studies of copper plating of polyvinyl chloride granules in a chemical precipitation solution are presented. The influence of the surface area of polyvinyl chloride granules on the kinetic regularities of copper reduction and the copper content on metallized granules has been studied. It is established that the surface area of polyvinyl chloride granules has a significant effect on the rate of reduction of copper ions and does not affect the amount of reduced copper.

Application of Response Surface Method to Copper Cementation by Metallic Aluminum Particles

In the present study, the interactive effects of the process variables containing copper concentration, temperature, and time on the efficiency of copper cementation by metallic aluminum particles were examined by using response surface methodology (RSM). It was observed that the efficiency of cementation increased with an increase in the initial concentration of copper, temperature and time. The multiple regression analysis to the experimental data was applied to see the interactive effects of process variables. The second-order polynomial equation was obtained.

Catalytic Performance of Copper-Manganese Supported on Activated Carbon Synthesized by Deposition-Precipitation Method

CuMnx/activated carbon (AC, x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.5 and 1) nanoparticles were prepared by deposition-precipitation method. The catalytic performance of CuMnx/AC catalysts were studied for the oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde. The molar ratio of Mn plays an important role in the catalytic performances. The optimum amount of Mn is 0.1 with the highest benzyl alcohol conversion of 63 %.

Determination of Heavy Elements (Pb, Cd, Cu and Cr) Concentration in some Water Sources

This study focuses on identifying some of the heavy and toxic elements concentration in several sources of water in Diyala Governorate in Iraq, such as the Diyala River and the Khіrisan River. The samples of tap water and bottled drinking water were taken three water wells from and two companies. The elements under study were: lead, cadmium, copper and chromium. Flame atomic absorption spectroscopy has been used to determine the concentrations.


The results of experimental studies of the peculiarities of metallization of granular polyethylene are presented. The influence of concentration factors on the metallization process of zinc-activated polyethylene granules of brand Liten PL-10 was investigated. It is established that by changing the concentration of copper sulfate and sodium hydroxide, as well as the degree of loading of polymeric raw materials, it is possible to effectively regulate the amount of recovered copper on granules of polyethylene, and therefore the thickness of the metal layer formed on them.

Synthesis and Characterization of Mixed Al,Cu-Pillared and Copper Doped Al-Pillared Bentonite

In this paper, mixed aluminum and copper pillared clays (Al,Cu-PILCs) with different percentage of Cu and copper impregnated aluminum pillared clay (Cu@Al-PILC) were prepared using a bentonite sample. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, N2 adsorption-desorption and Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy. The results showed bentonite had a main reflection of montmorillonite that characterized by basal spacing, increased by pillaring.


The high demand of polymer composite for modern technique causes the need to create new varieties of such materials. At present, the production of a wide range of fillers and polymer matrices has already been produced, which allows the use of polymer composite materials as both structural materials and special purpose materials.