Solution and surface speciation evolution during chalcopyrite leaching [ 2011 - 2014 ]

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Researchers Gerson Prof Andrea R; Dr Jun Li; Ms Lucy Esdaile; Dr Paul L Brown

Brief description This project will contribute to the development of a more effective industrial leach process for chalcopyrite, the source of more than 50 per cent of the world's copper, and will lead to substantially reduced processing costs and environmental impact, due to removal of the existing smelting step. In addition, the processing of currently uneconomic low grade ores would become economic.

Funding Amount $300,412

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