sulfuric acid copper leaching

A direct leaching on the hydrometallurgical residue with sulfuric acid was developed in this work. The influence of leaching temperature, the leaching time, the particle size and the sulfuric acid concentration was examined. Results of leaching studies that the recovery extraction of Zn, Fe and Cu for hydrometallurgical residue increases with increasing acid concentration and temperature ...

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The flowsheet discussed in this study is for treatment of 100 tons per day oxide-sulfide copper ore by the leaching process using sulfuric acid-ferric sulfate solvent. This flowsheet would also be suitable for a larger tonnage by proper sizing of the various units of equipment.

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sulfuric acid copper leaching - k-consulting.co.za. The leaching reagent (dilute sulfuric acid) is sprayed through sprinklers on top of the heap pile and allowed to trickle down through the heap, where it dissolves the copper from the ore. The resulting "pregnant" leach solution of sulfuric acid and copper sulfate is collected in a small pool.

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The copper sulfate solution (the pregnant leach solution) is then stripped of copper via a solvent extraction and electrowinning plant, with the barred (denuded) sulfuric acid …

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Heap leaching starts with the sprinkling of a low concentration sulfuric acid and water solution on a stockpile (leach pad) of low-grade ore. The liquid percolates through the stockpile and dissolves copper minerals, producing an approx. 60% copper concentration called pregnant leach solution (PLS).

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Acid Storage. The large storage-tank for 66° B. acid is 8 feet in diameter and 8 feet high, lined with 10-pound lead. It holds about 46,000 pounds of 66° sulphuric acid. The small tank is the old Roessler converter 4 feet in diameter and 6 feet high, and holds about 8000 pounds.

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NRS-Import Sulfuric acid: a dangerous mining aid. Sulfuric acid is used to leach copper from the ground. But the method comes with considerable risks for the environment because of contamination ...

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The Leaching of Dolomitic-Copper Ore Using Sulphuric Acid Under Controlled Conditions Felix W. Ntengwe* Copperbelt University, School of Technology, Chemical Engineering Department, 4662 Jambo Drive, Riverside, Kitwe, Zambia Abstract: The leaching of dolomitic-copper ore using sulphuric acid under controlled conditions was studied with a

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Nitric Acid Processes The use of nitric acid and mixed nitric-sulfuric acids as a hydrometallurgical process leach medium has been known since the early 1900's. Recent work, based on the nitric-sulfuric leach systems has been described by Prater et al and Bjorling et al for copper concentrates and by Ouellet et al for nickel concentrate.

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Copper does not react with dilute sulphuric acid as its reduction potential is higher than that of hydrogen. Copper does not displace hydrogen from non-oxidising acids like HCl or dilute H2SO4. But, concentrated sulphuric acid is an oxidising agen...

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As can be seen from Fig. 4, the dissolution percentage of copper and iron increased with an increased sulfuric acid molarity. However, at a sulfuric acid molarity of 0.4 M, the dissolution of copper and iron were obtained low percentage, because the amount of sulfuric acid at this level is not sufficient to leach all of the copper from the ...

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The Democratic Republic of Congo copper oxide ore containing mainly malachite was leached in sulphuric acid. The effects of leaching time, pH, stirring speed, and …

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Sulfuric acid leaching did not provide more than 76% copper extraction because the only slightly native copper that was leached (23%). For this reason, the sulfuric acid leach residue still had 0.30% native copper and 0.52% total copper.

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This method is an acid heap leaching method like that of the copper method in that it utilises sulfuric acid instead of cyanide solution to dissolve the target minerals from crushed ore. The amount of sulfuric acid required is much higher than for copper ores, as high as 1,000 kg of acid per tonne of ore, but 500 kg is more common.

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Because of its dependence on sulfuric acid, the SX/EW Process is at present not a substitute for, but rather an adjunct to conventional smelting. However, it is also applicable in locations where smelter acid is not available by the purchase of sulfuric acid or the manufacture of sulfuric acid from sulfur or pyrite.

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Leaching and recovery processes for zinc and copper from brass slag by sulfuric acid were carried out and iron and aluminum were also precipitated as hydroxides in addition to silica gel. The factors affecting the performance and efficiency of the leaching processsuch as agitation rate, leaching time, acid concentration and temperature were ...

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A comprehensive study of the leaching behavior and dissolution kinetics of copper oxide ore in sulfuric acid lixiviant B. Bayati, A. Azizi, and M. Karamoozian Faculty of Mining, Petroleum and Geophysics, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran. Received 20 September 2017; received in revised form 20 December 2017; accepted 27 January 2018

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In this study, we examined the effect of carbon black on the sulfuric acid leaching of a copper ore containing 1.1% Cu occurring as CuFeS2 (chalcopyrite).

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Sulfuric acid leaching of copper rich slag with the optimized parameters can provide a copper rich process solution with iron as the main impurity metal. The solution can provide an attractive feed for integration into the industrial primary copper production with acceptable low Ni, As and Pb levels (43.6 g/L Cu, 9.4 g/L Fe, 0.3 g/L Ni, 0.1 g/L ...

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Sep 02, 2016· More information about leach manganese with sulfuric acid. 7 Jul 2013 which can be used for leaching Mn from all types of ores. how does sulfuric acid recovery of copper, stone crusher set ...

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Leaching Oxide Ores with Sulfuric Acid The flowchart above shows how the smelting process of sulfide ores produces sulphur dioxide, which is converted to sulfuric acid.

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Sulfuric acid has many industrial purposes and is produced in greater quantities than any other chemical worldwide. In metal mining, sulfuric acid is used to leach copper oxide minerals. In one process, a solution of sulfuric acid laden with copper sulfate is stripped of copper via a solvent extraction and electro winning with the used sulfuric ...

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Oct 15, 2009· Leaching processes of metallic copper or ores containing copper in the divalent state have been the subject of many research works in recent years,,,, . However, no study was found concerning the dissolution kinetics of CuO/Al 2 O 3 catalyst in inorganic or organic acid solutions.

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The leaching reagent (dilute sulfuric acid) is sprayed through sprinklers on top of the heap pile and allowed to trickle down through the heap, where it dissolves the copper from the ore. The resulting solution of sulfuric acid and copper sulfate is collected in a small pool. Copper concentration is around 65%. Next step is solvent extraction.

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Effect of Temperature and Acid Concentration: The effect of temperature on the leaching behavior of copper and zinc is shown by the data in Figures 1 through 4. In these experiments, leaching solutions were well stirred at 550 rpm and open to air. "Fraction Extracted" refer to that portion of the total copper and zinc that has been dissolved at time t.

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PDF | Leaching and recovery processes for zinc and copper from brass slag by sulfuric acid were carried out and iron and aluminum were also precipitated as hydroxides in addition to silica gel.

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The leaching reagent (dilute sulfuric acid) is sprayed through sprinklers on top of the heap pile and allowed to trickle down through the heap, where it dissolves the copper from the ore. The resulting "pregnant" leach solution of sulfuric acid and copper sulfate is collected in a small pool.

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This paper aims to investigate the leaching process of copper(I) sulphide by sulphuric acid solution in the presence of sodium nitrate as it has not been studied sufficiently either from the theoretical or practical point of view. 2. Chemical reaction and thermodynamics

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Bioleaching involves the use of microorganisms to catalyze the oxidation of iron sulfides to create ferric sulfate and sulfuric acid. Ferric sulfate, which is a powerful oxidizing agent, then oxidizes the copper sulfide minerals and the copper contained is then leached by the sulfuric acid formed.

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The mass balance showed that 98% of copper was extracted from the chalcopyrite concentrate in 3 h under the following experimental conditions: 130 g/L of initial sulfuric acid concentration, temperature of 100 °C, oxygen pressure of 1 kg/cm2, solid concentration of 100 g/L and particle size of −105 + 75 μm.

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