Conference Abstract: Studentesimposium in die Natuurwetenskappe 2011

Leaching of copper refractory ore: Industrial application of a preoxidation stage

Ryno van der Merwe
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 32, No 1 | a424 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v32i1.424 | © 2013 Ryno van der Merwe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 June 2013 | Published: 15 July 2013

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Ryno van der Merwe, Department of Chemistry and Metallurgical Engineering, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa


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Abstract

The use of a novel preoxidation method has been found to enhance the leaching of copper refractory ore in a continuous pilot plant setup. For the method to be incorporated into the processing flow sheet, the impact of high slurry density and temperature on preoxidation is established.

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