Dissolution kinetics of silicon from red mud in pure water

Xiaohui Li, Kai Huang, Hongmin Zhu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In this study, the dissolution kinetics of silicon from sintering red mud in pure water was investigated. Experimental factors such as particle size and stirring speeds were studied to test their effect on the extraction fraction of silicon from red mud. It was found that the silicon extraction increases with stirring speed and decreasing in the particle size of red mud. Based on the experimental results, the Noyes-Whitney equation was adopted to describe and explain the dissolution behavior of the red mud in pure water, and the experimental data fit the model quite well in the whole process of dissolution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight Metals 2011 - Proceedings of the Technical Sessions Presented by the TMS Aluminum Committee at the TMS 2011 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
PublisherMinerals, Metals and Materials Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781118029350
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameTMS Light Metals
ISSN (Print)0147-0809


  • Dissolution kinetics
  • Liquid layer diffusion
  • Noyes-Whitney equation
  • Red mud

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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