a hydrometallurgical process for pollution free recovery of metallic copper from chalcopyrite and other copper containing materials by ferric chloride oxidation thereof to produce cupric chloride, reduction of the cupric chloride to cuprous chloride, recovery of metallic copper, preferably by electrlysis, and regeneration of the ferric chloride by oxidation with concurrent ...Cited by: 99
This type of hydrometallurgical process is not entirely new. Many operations, some of them in Canada, have used hydrometallurgical processes for years for extraction of zinc and copper from sulphide concentrates. However, it was not until the 1990s that an acid oxidative hydromet technology was developed to process nickel sulphide concentrates.
Dezhi Qi, in Hydrometallurgy of Rare Earths, 2018. 8.4.2 Solvent Extraction Conversion of Rare Earth Sulfates to Rare Earth Chlorides 3,4446. In the hydrometallurgical process of treating the mixed concentrate of bastnaesite and monazite, the concentrated sulfuric acid is used to decompose the concentrate; the following step after decomposition is to leach rare earths with water.
Hydrometallurgy is a technique within the field of extractive metallurgy, the obtaining of metals from their ores. Hydrometallurgy involve the use of aqueous solutions for the recovery of metals from ores, concentrates, and recycled or residual materials. Processing techniques that complement hydrometallurgy are pyrometallurgy, vapour metallurgy, and molten salt electrometallurgy. Hydrometallurgy is typically divided into three general areas:Wikipedia · Text under CC BY SA license
Hydrometallurgy, extraction of metal from ore by preparing an aqueous solution of a salt of the metal and recovering the metal from the solution. The operations usually involved are leaching, or dissolution of the metal or metal compound in water, commonly with additional agents; separation of the