Hydrothermal Production of Highly Pure Nano Pyrite in a Stirred Reactor

Document Type: Research Article

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1 Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Lavizan, P.O. Box 15875-1774 Tehran, I.R. IRAN

2 Department of Chemical Industries, Iranian Research Organization for Science & Technology (IROST), Tehran, I.R. IRAN

Abstract

In this study, pyrite was produced by hydrothermal precipitation from the reaction between FeSO4 and Na2S2O3 at high pressure and high temperature in a stirred reactor. The solid product was purified by means of solvent extraction to remove sulfur. Powder was characterized by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and thermal analyses. Results indicated that pyrite was produced as nanostructure with high purity.  

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