Special Issue "Advancements in Hydrometallurgical Processing for Base and Precious Metals"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016)
Prof. Dr. Francesco Veglio
Owing to the unique properties and values of base and precious metals, many technologies have been applied for their recovery from primary and secondary raw materials. Moreover, there are still many issues regarding the environmental impacts of each of the developed methodologies and the recovery degrees for the elements of interest. Hydrometallurgical technologies have found the greatest applications for the extraction of both precious and base metals. Generally, their application result in a good efficiency of recovery degree, but considering the stringent laws regarding environmental protection, the last decade has proposed and tested various new reagents that may be considered as properly. However, there is still a lack of knowledge regarding the chemistry of hydrometallurgical processes with more environmentally friendly substances, e.g., the “green reagents”. Therefore, in this Special Issue, we welcome both reviews and full length articles that will point out research improvements regarding the hydrometallurgical processing of both ores and wastes, to recover their valuable contents of base and precious metals.
Prof. Dr. Francesco Veglio
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- primary resource
- secondary resources
- base metals
- precious metals
- hydrometallurgical procedures
- green reagents