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Copper Leaching Method - Metallurgist Mineral Processing ...

2019-04-19  The actual cost of copper produced by leaching methods is, however, not of so much importance as the fact that ore may be handled in this manner which is not amenable to reduction by any other process. A siliceous oxidized copper ore carrying from 1.5 to 2.0 per cent, metal may be profitably leached under favorable conditions; there are no other metallurgical means known for commercially ...

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Acid Leaching - Copper Ore Treatment Method

2017-05-23  The flowsheet discussed in this study is for treatment of 100 tons per day oxide-sulfide copper ore by the leaching process using sulfuric acid-ferric sulfate solvent. This flowsheet would also be suitable for a larger tonnage by proper sizing of the various units of equipment.

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Leaching of copper concentrates

Prior to the development of the Sherritt-Gordon process for nickel and cobalt in which copper is recovered as high grade copper sulfide, copper sulfides were economically recovered in a hydrometallurgical process only during the leaching of waste dumps..

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A Novel Process for the Treatment of Copper Concentrates

process for galvanically-assisted atmospheric leaching of primary copper concentrates in early 2004. A preliminary patent application was filed in June 2004. Several patent applications were filed in 2005 (US, Chile, Peru, Laos), and successful PCT examination in September 2006 spawned many other national phase applications. UBC entered into an exclusive marketing agreement with Bateman ...

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Copper recovery using leach/solvent extraction ...

The first process, vat leaching of high-grade copper oxide ore followed by EW of copper from the leach solution, produced low quality copper cathode at relatively high cost. In 1968 the tonnage of high-grade oxide ores was decreasing and vat leaching was on the decline. The second process, heap and dump leaching of low- grade oxide and/or sulphide ore followed by precipitation of low quality ...

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LEACHING OF LOW-GRADE COPPER ORES: A CASE STUDY FOR

Concurrently with leaching of oxide minerals, there was a process of oxidation of sulphide copper minerals thanks to the Fe3+ ions, which are present as the result of the leaching of iron oxides. In extended leaching experiments, molecular oxygen dissolved in the leach solution can have the role of an oxidant, oxidizing Fe2+ to Fe3+. The generated ferric ion will act as an oxidant for the subsequent oxidation of sulphide copper

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Leaching of Copper Sulphides - SAIMM

Copper chloride leach process. Leaching Chemistry As outlined earlier, the leaching chemistry that takes place within a total POX autoclave is very complex and will vary from case to case according to the mineralogy of the concentrate fed to the autoclave. However, simplified representations of the leaching of chalcopyrite (CuFeS 2), pyrite (FeS 2), chalcocite (Cu 2 S) and covellite (CuS) are ...

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A Novel Process for the Treatment of Copper Concentrates

process for galvanically-assisted atmospheric leaching of primary copper concentrates in early 2004. A preliminary patent application was filed in June 2004. Several patent applications were filed in 2005 (US, Chile, Peru, Laos), and successful PCT examination in September 2006 spawned many other national phase applications. UBC entered into an exclusive marketing agreement with Bateman ...

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Minerals Free Full-Text Leaching of Primary Copper ...

Copper is considered the third most important metal for industry after iron and aluminum, with a yearly production of 10 Mt [].In the north of Chile there are many mining industries that produce copper in cathodes from oxidized minerals with the traditional process of leaching, followed by solvent extraction (SX), and electrowinning (LIX-SX-EW).

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Leaching Process - Chemistry of Extracting Substances via ...

Heap leaching, a process used to extract copper, uranium, and some precious metals from their ores. Another process in which copper and uranium are recovered is via a process called In-Situ Leaching. Tank Leaching and Vat Leaching are processes wherein the ores are placed in large tanks (or vats) which contain leaching solutions. They can be used to extract metals from their ores. Thus, the ...

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Copper recovery using leach/solvent extraction ...

The first process, vat leaching of high-grade copper oxide ore followed by EW of copper from the leach solution, produced low quality copper cathode at relatively high cost. In 1968 the tonnage of high-grade oxide ores was decreasing and vat leaching was on the decline. The second process, heap and dump leaching of low- grade oxide and/or sulphide ore followed by precipitation of low quality ...

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Bioleaching: Introduction, Methods, Application, Copper ...

Generally heap leaching process is employed in copper leaching process but sometimes a combination of heap leaching and in situ leaching processes are used. The solution (Sulphate/Fe 3 solution) is sprinkled over the heap which percolates through the ore and collects at the bottom pit. The solution collecting in the bottom pit will include copper metal, which is removed by precipitation. The ...

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Leaching of Copper Sulphides - SAIMM

Copper chloride leach process. Leaching Chemistry As outlined earlier, the leaching chemistry that takes place within a total POX autoclave is very complex and will vary from case to case according to the mineralogy of the concentrate fed to the autoclave. However, simplified representations of the leaching of chalcopyrite (CuFeS 2), pyrite (FeS 2), chalcocite (Cu 2 S) and covellite (CuS) are ...

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Permeation Leaching

leaching of lead and copper from lead service lines or household plumbing materials are addressed in the Lead and Copper Rule (USEPA, 1991). Health effects associated leaching of asbestos fibers from asbestos-cement piping is currently addressed under the Phase II National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (USEPA, 1991). Thus, this White Paper will focus on leaching and permeation of

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Leaching of copper(I) sulphide by sulphuric acid solution ...

2003-07-01  The process of copper(I) sulphide leaching in H 2 SO 4 solution in the presence of NaNO 3 is a complex heterogenous process. Kinetic analysis was made on the basis of experimental results Fig. 2, Fig. 3, Fig. 4. 5.1. Activation energy Activation energy for the process of copper(I) sulphide leaching was determined by using the kinetic equations of Ginstling-Brounshtein, Spenser-Topley and ...

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Minerals Free Full-Text Processing of Sulfide Copper ...

In the process of leaching, the pH and Eh values and the concentrations of ferric and ferrous iron, nickel, and copper ions were monitored. By the end of the experiment, 16.5% of nickel and 7.5% of copper was recovered from the ore of the Allarechensk technogenic deposit, while 22.5% of nickel and 12.7% copper were recovered from the ore of the Nud II deposit. By silicate analysis of the solid ...

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(PDF) A STUDY OF LEACHING OF COPPER OXIDE ORE BY SULPHURIC ...

A required amount of 75 g/L. sulphuric acid solution was used and 5 g of the ground copper oxide ore with a solid to liquid. ratio of 13%. Leaching parameters such as leaching time from 0.25 – 4 ...

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A Novel Process for the Treatment of Copper Concentrates

process for galvanically-assisted atmospheric leaching of primary copper concentrates in early 2004. A preliminary patent application was filed in June 2004. Several patent applications were filed in 2005 (US, Chile, Peru, Laos), and successful PCT examination in September 2006 spawned many other national phase applications. UBC entered into an exclusive marketing agreement with Bateman ...

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Minerals Free Full-Text Leaching of Primary Copper ...

Copper is considered the third most important metal for industry after iron and aluminum, with a yearly production of 10 Mt [].In the north of Chile there are many mining industries that produce copper in cathodes from oxidized minerals with the traditional process of leaching, followed by solvent extraction (SX), and electrowinning (LIX-SX-EW).

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Outotec copper concentrate pressure leaching process ...

2020-06-16  The complete copper pressure leaching process concept includes pressure leaching in an autoclave to produce copper-containing pregnant leach solution. Leaching is followed by a neutralization step and then copper solvent extraction and electrowinning. Gold and silver can be recovered by adding a lime boil step before cyanide leaching. The Copper Pressure Oxidation Plant

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Permeation Leaching

leaching of lead and copper from lead service lines or household plumbing materials are addressed in the Lead and Copper Rule (USEPA, 1991). Health effects associated leaching of asbestos fibers from asbestos-cement piping is currently addressed under the Phase II National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (USEPA, 1991). Thus, this White Paper will focus on leaching and permeation of

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Leaching Process - Chemistry of Extracting Substances via ...

Heap leaching, a process used to extract copper, uranium, and some precious metals from their ores. Another process in which copper and uranium are recovered is via a process called In-Situ Leaching. Tank Leaching and Vat Leaching are processes wherein the ores are placed in large tanks (or vats) which contain leaching solutions. They can be used to extract metals from their ores. Thus, the ...

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How Hydrometallurgy and the SX/EW Process Made Copper the ...

Since the copper ion is exchanged for hydrogen ion, the aqueous phase is returned to its original acidity and recycled to the leaching step of the process. Meanwhile, the copper-bearing organic phase is stripped of its copper by contacting it with a strongly acidified aqueous solution at which time the copper is moved to the aqueous phase while the organic phase is reconstituted in its ...

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PRESSURE LEACHING

Sunshine Mine process plant at Kellogg, Idaho (1980), but copper concentrate leaching was advanced to larger scales with the commissioning of the Bagdad, Arizona, concentrate leach plant (2003) and then the Morenci, Arizona, concentrate leach plant (2006). Copper concentrate leaching has been driven by two principal opportunities:

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Recent Developments in Copper Hydrometallurgy

Copper Concentrate Leaching History ... ySpecialty copper powders Copper powder process reduces or eliminates the following: yManual harvesting of cathodes yCell cleaning yStainless blank repairs and replacement yStripping machines ySlippery or brittle cathodes Focused on reducing costs and improving process safety and efficiency PDC proprietary technology Demonstration plant in operation at ...

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Acid leaching of oxide–sulfide copper ore prior the ...

Direct leaching process of copper oxides or complex ores attracts considerable scientific and engineering attention, which plays an important role in the sus- tainable development of copper industry. Sulphuric, hydrochloric and nitric acid, as well as the ammonia are usually used as the leaching agents in a various copper ore leaching processes [2–12]. Copper oxides easily react with ...

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Sherritt International - Technologies - Process Development

Pressure leaching of copper concentrates in Chile ; Recent process development studies have included pressure oxidation of copper concentrates, as well as pressure oxidation of copper-arsenic feeds to recover copper while fixing the arsenic as a stable residue. Project Phases. Sherritt Technologies can help streamline process development processes by identifying process problems and ...

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Selective leaching process for the recovery of copper and ...

A selective acid leaching process was then used to recover the copper content of the residue after filtration. In the second stage, an additional 1 N of sulphuric acid was added to the suspension in the selective leaching process, and the pH value was controlled at 1.5-2.0. The reagent sodium hydroxide (2 N) was used as leachate at a pH greater than 7. A zinc hydroxide compound formed during ...

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US7846233B2 - Leaching process for copper concentrates ...

A method of leaching copper from copper sulphide-containing concentrates, such as chalcopyrite, includes using pyrite as a catalyst for ferric reduction in order to eliminate passivation of the chalcopyrite surface, the process being carried out under conditions whereby the pyrite is not materially oxidized, for example by maintaining the operating solution potential at a suitable level.

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US3260593A - Process for leaching copper from lowgrade ...

Process for leaching copper from lowgrade, copper-bearing ore materials Download PDF Info Publication number US3260593A. US3260593A US223206A US22320662A US3260593A US 3260593 A US3260593 A US 3260593A US 223206 A US223206 A US 223206A US 22320662 A US22320662 A US 22320662A US 3260593 A US3260593 A US 3260593A Authority US United States Prior art keywords copper solution leach

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A Novel Process for the Treatment of Copper Concentrates

process for galvanically-assisted atmospheric leaching of primary copper concentrates in early 2004. A preliminary patent application was filed in June 2004. Several patent applications were filed in 2005 (US, Chile, Peru, Laos), and successful PCT examination in September 2006 spawned many other national phase applications. UBC entered into an exclusive marketing agreement with Bateman ...

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Behaviour of zinc during the process of leaching copper ...

Although zinc could restrain the leaching of copper because of the substitution reaction between metallic zinc and Cu 2+, the two show almost the same tendency. The results of the zinc leaching kinetics analysis indicated that diffusion played a more important role than the surface reaction, which was the same as copper, but different from inorganic acids, which are usually controlled by the ...

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The selective leaching of copper from a gold–copper ...

(40–60 °C), as patented by the authors, or using a cyanidation process. Copper selective leaching will reduce the gold losses due to a cementa-tion mechanism of gold in the presence of metallic copper as all of the metallic copper will dissolve in the pre-leaching stage. Nguyen et al. (1997a, 1997b) found that, at ambient conditions and pH 11, all gold in a solution containing 1000 mg/L ...

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An environmental-friendly process for recovery of ...

2020-11-01  The alkaline leaching of copper tellurides is a typical solid-liquid reaction, and the Te selective dissolution process can be described as follows: Te existing on the surface of the copper telluride particles reacts with NaOH in the presence of H 2 O 2, leaving copper oxide residue behind to form a residue layer, in the meantime, the generated Na 2 TeO 3 transfers toward the bulk solution.

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STUDIES ON THE CURING AND LEACHING KINETICS OF MIXED ...

Heap leaching is a metal extraction process from low grade ores where crushed ore is stacked on an impermeable pad and irrigated from the top with a solution of chemical reagents. An enriched solution containing the targeted metal is collected at the bottom. This technique involves complex chemical/electrochemical reactions and transport processes. Among the main features of this method

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Recent Developments in Copper Hydrometallurgy

Copper Concentrate Leaching History ... ySpecialty copper powders Copper powder process reduces or eliminates the following: yManual harvesting of cathodes yCell cleaning yStainless blank repairs and replacement yStripping machines ySlippery or brittle cathodes Focused on reducing costs and improving process safety and efficiency PDC proprietary technology Demonstration plant in operation at ...

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TECK’S CESL COPPER PROCESS: A COMMERCIAL READY

leach plant based on the CESL Copper Process in the Carajás region of Brazil to process locally sourced copper concentrates [4]. Built with the main purpose of validating the process at a commercial scale while training locally sourced personnel, the plant ramped up quickly and was . successfully operated as designed without serious health and safety incidents. After commissioning, the leach ...

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