Year of Award


Document Type


Degree Type

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Name

Individualized Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program

Other Degree Name/Area of Focus

Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering

Department or School/College

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Committee Co-chair

Courtney Young, Edward Rosenberg

Commitee Members

Sandy Ross, Jerome Downey, Hsin Huang


Arsenic, Cyclic Voltammetry, EH-pH mass balanced diagrams, Enargite, Mass-action equilibrium calculations, Raman Spectroscopy


The University of Montana


Raman spectroscopy has been a useful technology for fundamental studies in the mining industry. Surface changes through oxidation and reduction reactions can be monitored in-situ, allowing the changes to be monitored in real time. In conjunction with cyclic voltammetry, to change the conditions at which a mineral surface is subjected to, reaction and reaction conditions can be identified. The results can then be plotted to create a map similar to that of an EH-pH diagram.



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