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Analysis of the iron coatings formed during marcasite and arsenopyrite oxidation at neutral-alkaline conditions
Asta, M.P. (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Espanya). Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra)
Pérez-López, R. (Universidad de Huelva. Departamento de Geología)
Román-Ross, G. (Amphos 21)
Illera, V. (University of California. School of Natural Sciences)
Cama, J. (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Espanya). Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research)
Cotte, M. (European Synchrotron Facility)
Tucoulou, R. (European Synchrotron Facility)
Universidad de Granada

Data: 2013
Resum: In order to study the nature of the precipitates formed on arsenopyrite and marcasite after reacting with neutral to alkaline solutions, a combination of techniques including Scanning Electron Microscope-Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and synchrotron-based techniques such as micro-X-Ray diffraction (µXRD) and Micro-X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure (µXANES) have been used. The results showed that the oxidation of marcasite and arsenopyrite under neutral to alkaline conditions leads to the formation of an Fe rich coating which seems to prevent the oxidation of these sulphides. SEM observations confirmed the presence newly-formed phases after the sulphides reaction under the studied conditions. XPS analysis showed that iron, sulphur and arsenic in the case of the arsenopyrite are in oxidized states in the sulphide surfaces. The microscale analysis of the S and Fe speciation performed by µXANES suggested that due to the sulphide oxidation an increase in the oxidation state of those elements took place together with an increase of the sulphate content in the surface layer (grain boundary). Micro-X-ray diffraction results indicated that goethite (a-FeOOH) is the only crystalline newly-formed phase when the reaction occurs at pH 12 whereas at lower pH the products formed on the sulphide surfaces seem to be poorly crystalline and they do not contribute to the diffraction effects in the XRD diagrams.
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Matèria: Sulphide oxidation ; Iron phases ; Arsenopyrite ; Marcasite ; Neutral-basic pH
Publicat a: Geologica acta, Vol. 11, Núm. 4 (December 2013) , p. 465-481, ISSN 1696-5728

Adreça alternativa: http://www.raco.cat/index.php/GeologicaActa/article/view/271214
DOI: 10.1344/105.000002062


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