Special Issue "Recent Advances in Copper Ore Processing and Extraction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 January 2022.
Interests: mathematical modelling, simulation; process optimization; measurement and control
Interests: geometallurgy; resource modelling; mine sequencing; mineral process design; sampling
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Copper is one of the most important metal commodities, with applications in many products which are essential to sustain modern life. To meet its growing demand, production of copper from primary sources is required. Producers, however, are facing challenges due to falling head grades and more complex ore mineralogy. In this Special Issue, recent advances in copper ore processing and extraction are discussed, focusing on:
- innovations in hydrometallurgical, pyrometallurgical, electrometallurgical, and pre-concentration technologies;
- improving copper ore resource efficiency through application of integrated approaches.
This Special Issue aims to bring together studies from academic and industry experts, and contribute to a better understanding of solutions to the current major industrial challenges.
Prof. Dr. Weiguo Xie
Prof. Dr. Hylke J. Glass
Dr. Eiman Amini
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- copper ore processing
- process modelling
- complex copper ores
- by-product metals