CHALCOPYRITE: BIOLEACHING VERSUS PRESSURE HYDROMETALLURGYMetallurgy of the XXI Century. International Conference Proceedings, Institute of Metallurgy and Ore Beneficiation, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2006)
While bioleaching of pyrite concentrates has been successfully used in industry to liberate gold from the sulfide matrix for subsequent cyanidation, the same technology cannot be recommended for leaching chalcopyrite concentrates for copper recovery. It will be shown to be uneconomical and cannot compete with pressure leaching technology.
- Bacterial leaching,
- Pressure hydrometallurgy
Publication DateOctober, 2006
Citation InformationFathi Habashi. "CHALCOPYRITE: BIOLEACHING VERSUS PRESSURE HYDROMETALLURGY" Metallurgy of the XXI Century. International Conference Proceedings, Institute of Metallurgy and Ore Beneficiation, Almaty, Kazakhstan Vol. 1 Iss. 2006 (2006)
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