A procedure is developed for determining rhenium in gold-containing ores by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. The adsorption preconcentration of perrhenate ions on activated charcoal is studied. It is found that the pH of the solution, the time of exposing the adsorbent to the solution, UV irradiation, and the presence of associate elements (tungsten, gold, silver, and copper) affect the adsorption. The procedure is applied to the X-ray fluorescence determination of rhenium in gold-containing ores from different deposits.
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- Analytical Chemistry