Summary and Info
Hydrometallurgy: Principles and Applications focuses on the theoretical principles and engineering aspects of hydrometallurgical processes. Written in a reader-friendly style, it offers complete coverage of leaching, including in-situ, heap, dump, and vat leaching. Subsequent chapters examine solution concentration and purification methods, such as solvent extraction and ion exchange, as well as metal recovery via electrolysis and precipitation. Illustrating the practical aspects of hydrometallurgy, the book also analyzes the production of copper as a real-world example of where chalcopyrite leaching is the main process used for extracting copper from sulfide minerals in the industry.