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This volume recognizes the growing role of solvent extraction and electrowinning technology in the world copper business. This well-established, remarkable hydrometallurgical achievement fills an important role in our technical ability to extract copper in an efficient and cost-effective way. This book documents the present status of the SX-EW business. It represents a substantial body of historical, scientific, engineering, and commercial information regarding the growth and application of the technology and will an asset to mining professionals, researchers and students. Sections include: The Business and Technology of SX-EW, Theory and Practice of Copper Leaching, Theory and Practice of Tankhouse Operations, and Theory and Practice of Solvent Extraction. Content: Front Matter • Table of Contents •Section 1. The Business and Technology of SX-EW 1. Dynamic Modeling of Heap Leaching - Design and Operation Criteria Impact on Production 2. Bioheap Processes - Operational Requirements and Techniques 3. Pressure Oxidation of Complex Copper Ores and Concentrates • 4. Electrolytic Copper Electrowinning and Solvent Extraction - World Operating Data • 5. Economic Considerations for SX/EW Operations 6. Checklist for Environmental Compliance 7. Managing Zaldivar - Placer Dome's Approach to Project Management •Section 2. Theory and Practice of Copper Leaching 8. Practical Aspects Associated with Evaluation of a Copper Heap Leach Project 9. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Lessons Learned in the Design and Construction of Heap Leach Pads 10. Design Strategies for Heap Leach in Extreme Environments 11. Parallels in the Development of Copper and Gold Heap Leaching Technology •Section 3. Theory and Practice of Tankhouse Operations 12. Principles and Practical Considerations of Copper Electrorefining and Electrowinning 13. Eighty-Five Years of Operation at Cyprus Miami Mining Corporation 14. Do's and Don'ts of Tankhouse Design and Operation 15. Evolution of Cathode Quality at Phelps Dodge Mining Company •Section 4. Theory and Practice of Solvent Extraction 16. Morenci: Making the Most of a World Class Resource 17. Practical Aspects of Copper Solvent Extraction from Acidic Leach Liquors 18. Evolutionary Development of Solvent Extraction Reagents: Real-Life Experiences 19. Do's and Don'ts of SX Plant Design and Operation 20. Plant Description and Operation of Heap Leaching, Solvent Extraction, and Electrowinning of Copper at Minera Michilla Index
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