Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 17 No. 3 June 2007|
（School of Metallurgical Science and Engineering, Central South University,
Changsha 410083, China）
Abstract:According to the principle of mass balances and thermodynamic data, lg [Me]—pH diagrams (Me=Ca, Mo) for Ca-Mo-CO3-H2O system at 25 ℃ were presented with total dissolved carbon-containing ions concentrations of 0.01 mol/L and 1 mol/L, and lg [Me]—pH diagram for Ca-Mo-H2O system at 25 ℃ was also depicted. The effects of system pH value and total dissolved carbon-containing ions concentrations on the concentrations of the species in Ca-Mo-CO3-H2O system were studied. The results show that the stability region of CaMoO4 reduces significantly in the presence of sodium carbonate. In order to achieve effective leaching of molybdenum from CaMoO4, a certain concentration of sodium carbonate is necessary. High total dissolved carbon-containing ions concentrations and high pH values facilitate to the leaching of CaMoO4 and dissolved sodium carbonate is an efficient leaching agent for decomposing CaMoO4.
Key words: calcium molybdenum(CaMoO4); sodium carbonate; decomposition; thermodynamic analysis; concentration logarithm diagram