Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1987, 52, 1204-1210

Cementation kinetics of copper on a rotating zinc cylinder

Vladimír Glasera, Jan Vídenskýa and Miroslav Kuželab

a Department of Inorganic Technology, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6
b Chemopetrol k.p., Benzina Prague


The authors followed the course of cementation of copper from sulphate solutions on a rotating zinc cylinder. Treatment of experimental data revealed that the coefficient of proportionality in the kinetic equation is not influenced by the Cu layer deposited on the zinc surface and is independent of the concentration of Cu(II) ions, but decreases with increasing concentration of ZnSO4 in solution. The cementation reaction proceeds in the diffusion region and is of the first order with respect to the concentration of Cu(II) ions; the proportionality constant in the rate equation corresponds to the mass transfer coefficient.