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Electrical conductivity of low-temperature sodium-potassium cryolite melts

Emília Kubiňáková *, Ján Híveš, Vladimír Danielik, Andrea Červenková, Michaela Benköová

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Technology and Materials, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology STU in Bratislava, Radlinského 9, 812 37 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

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Abstract: Electrical conductivity of NaF-KF‑AlFmelts with different ratios of sodium fluoride and potassium fluoride was measured using a pyrolytic boron nitride tube‑type cell with constant distance of electrodes. Molar cryolite ratios MR = (n(NaF) + n(KF))/n(AlF3) varied from 1.5 to 1.2 (with a step 0.1) in the temperature range of (675—900) °C. AC‑techniques with a sine wave signal with small amplitude in the high frequency range were applied. Electrolyte resistance was obtained from nonlinear regression analysis according to equivalent circuit. Concentration and temperature dependency of electrical conductivity was described and defined. Experimental data were compared with literary sources and regression equations.

Keywords: electrical conductivity; aluminium electrowinning; low-temperature electrolytes

Full paper in Portable Document Format: acs_0321.pdf

Acta Chimica Slovaca, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2019, pp. 22—26, DOI: 10.2478/acs-2019-0004