Patera process


Pa·​tera process
: extraction of silver from its ores by roasting with salt, leaching out the silver chloride with a solution of sodium thiosulfate, and precipitating the silver as sulfide by means of sodium sulfide

Word History


after Adolf von Patera, 19th century German metallurgist

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“Patera process.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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