Sathaiyan, N. and Pandiammal, M. and Vincent , S. and Adaikkalam, P. and Venkateswaran, K.V. and Iyer, S.V.K. (2002) Cost effective potentiostatic control unit for recovery of silver from photographic fixer solution. Bulletin of Electrochemistry , 18 (7). pp. 333-336. ISSN 0256-1654

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Photographic fixture solution originates from the processing of black and white photographic films and the silver concentration in the fixer is around 2 to 8 gl-1. Due to over increasing cost of silver and very stringent pollution regulations, it makes one to recover silver from the fixer solution which is a good secondary source for silver. Normally during the silver recovery from fixer in galvanostatic mode, current has to be decreased with respect to silver concentration in fixer for avoiding sulphide formation. In order to achieve this a cost effective potentiostatic control unit is employed for silver recovery which will make the current to decrease due to decreasing silver concentration in the fixer solution. In this paper the effect of cathode potential and the effect of silver concentration on silver recovery from fixer solution using the cost effective potentiostatic control unit are studied and the results are reported

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Silver recovery; Photographic black and white fixer solution; Electrolysis; Potentiostatic control
Subjects: Electrochemical Instrumentation
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 11:28
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2012 11:28

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