Disruptive tech offers shift in copper contaminant treatment

Patrick I. James presents a disruptive metals processing approach, which shifts the contaminant control paradigm, avoids traditional loss of the target metal and provides new revenue potential

Disruptive tech offers shift in copper contaminant treatment Disruptive tech offers shift in copper contaminant treatment Disruptive tech offers shift in copper contaminant treatment Disruptive tech offers shift in copper contaminant treatment Disruptive tech offers shift in copper contaminant treatment

Copper cathodes

The traditional control of contaminants and/or pH in metal-production process streams often utilises bleed streams to maintain contaminants that can adversely affect the processing of metals to within acceptable levels.

A good example can be found in a typical leach/solvent extraction (SX)/electrowinning (EW) hydrometallurgical process that transforms ores into product metal. For mos...