Special Issue "Hydrometallurgy"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Suresh Bhargava
Director - Centre of Advanced Materials & Industrial Chemistry, School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University, GPO BOX 2476, Melbourne 3000, Australia
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Interests: nanobiotechnology, resource utilization, applied electrochemistry, organometallic and supramolecular, catalysis and biocatalysis, sensors
Dr. Mark Pownceby
CSIRO Mineral Resources, Private Bag 10, Clayton South 3169, Victoria, Australia
Interests: Geology, Uranium Geometallurgy and Mineral Science Related to Hydrometallurgy of Minerals
Dr. Rahul Ram
Post Doctoral Fellow at RMIT University
Interests: hydrometallurgy; minerals science; chemical engineering
Hydrometallurgy, which involves the use of aqueous solutions for the recovery of metals from ores, concentrates, and recycled or residual material, plays an integral role in the multi-billion dollar minerals processing industry. There are numerous hydrometallurgical process technologies used for recovering metals, such as: agglomeration; leaching; solvent extraction/ion exchange; metal recovery; and remediation of tailings/waste.
Modern hydrometallurgical routes to extract metals from their ores are faced with a number of issues related to both the chemistry and engineering aspects of the processes involved. These issues include declining ore grade, variations in mineralogy across the deposits and geo-metallurgical locations of the ore site; which would influence the hydrometallurgical route chosen. The development of technologies to improve energy efficiency, water/resources consumption and waste remediation across the circuit is also an important factor to be considered. Therefore, there is an increasing need to develop novel solutions to these existing problems, to implement environmentally sustainable practices in the recovery of these valuable metals.
Papers on recent advances, and review articles, particularly in regard to fundamental chemistry and the development of novel techniques and technologies in commercial processing of mineral commodities from their ores, are invited for inclusion in this Special Issue on "Hydrometallurgy".
Professor Suresh Bhargava
Dr. Mark Pownceby
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- base metals
- mineral sands
- complex sulphides
- atmospheric leaching
- pressure leaching
- bio leaching
- heap leaching
- in-situ leaching
- solvent extraction
- electrowinning process
- waste removal