Innovative strategies for copper hydrometallurgy

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Abstract

Hydrometallurgy currently accounts for approximately 21% of the world primary production of copper. Chile and the United States in 2010 produced 2.09 and 0.43 million mt, respectively, of high grade copper by leaching/solvent extraction/electrowinning methods. These numbers reflect a remarkable growth in copper hydrometallurgy over the past few decades. This growth can be directly attributed to a number of key innovations. Of these, copper solvent extraction certainly qualifies as a hallmark innovation. A review of these innovations shows that technology is quite fluid, that it diffuses and circulates between various mining and processing sectors. Furthermore, it normally requires a long incubation period for the complete acceptance and implementation of new technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy: 100 Years of Innovation
PublisherSociety for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)
Pages347-360
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780873353717
StatePublished - 2014

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Hydrometallurgy
Copper
Innovation
Solvent extraction
Electrowinning
Leaching
Fluids
Processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys

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Hiskey, J. B. (2014). Innovative strategies for copper hydrometallurgy. In Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy: 100 Years of Innovation (pp. 347-360). Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME).

Innovative strategies for copper hydrometallurgy. / Hiskey, J Brent.

Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy: 100 Years of Innovation. Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), 2014. p. 347-360.

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Hiskey, JB 2014, Innovative strategies for copper hydrometallurgy. in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy: 100 Years of Innovation. Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), pp. 347-360.
Hiskey JB. Innovative strategies for copper hydrometallurgy. In Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy: 100 Years of Innovation. Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). 2014. p. 347-360
Hiskey, J Brent. / Innovative strategies for copper hydrometallurgy. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy: 100 Years of Innovation. Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), 2014. pp. 347-360
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