Hydrometallurgy

Hydrometallurgy

Practice

1st Edition - August 13, 2022

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  • Author: Michael Nicol
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323992145
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323995740

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Description

Hydrometallurgy: Practice provides the necessary fundamental background to the multidisciplinary field of hydrometallurgy and provides the tools to be able to utilize the theory to quantitatively describe, model and control the unit operations used in hydrometallurgical plants. The book describes the development and operation of processes utilizing hydrometallurgical operations. It is a valuable resource and reference for researchers, academics, students and industry professionals. The book focuses on quantitative problem solving with many worked examples and focused problems based on Nicol’s many years’ experience in the teaching of hydrometallurgy to students, researchers and industry professionals.

Key Features

  • Helps to master detailed chemistry and chemical engineering fundamentals required to fully engage in the field of hydrometallurgy
  • Provides a ready reference for the students, academic and practicing professionals when confronted by a particular problem or opportunity in hydrometallurgy
  • Features many worked problems and appropriate workshops providing the necessary skills to tackle quantitative problems in hydrometallurgy

Readership

Academics in Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical and Mineral Processing; Researchers at public and industry research institutes and laboratories; (Under)graduate and postgraduate students at universities. Professionals working in hydrometallurgical operations (Gold and precious metals, base metals, battery metals, recycling of metals) including plant metallurgists, supervisors and management

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • 1. Leaching practice
  • 1.1. Leaching methods
  • 1.2. Typical leaching processes
  • 1.3. Batch leaching kinetics
  • 1.4. Continuous leaching—micro- and macrofluids
  • 1.5. Counter-current leaching
  • 1.6. Bacterial oxidation and leaching
  • 1.7. Pressure leaching
  • 1.8. Heap leaching
  • 1.9. In situ leaching
  • 1.10. Leaching of gold and silver
  • 1.11. Alternative lixiviants for gold
  • 1.12. Summary
  • Problems—leaching
  • Case study
  • Appendix
  • 2. Solid–liquid separation
  • 2.1. Introduction
  • 2.2. Sedimentation
  • 2.3. Thickeners
  • 2.4. Filtration
  • 2.5. Summary
  • 3. Precipitation and crystallization
  • 3.1. Introduction
  • 3.2. Thermodynamics of precipitation
  • 3.3. Iron removal from zinc sulfate solutions
  • 3.4. Kinetics of precipitation
  • 3.5. Dissolution–precipitation processes
  • 3.6. Summary
  • 4. Solvent extraction
  • 4.1. A typical SX process
  • 4.2. Chemistry of SX processes
  • 4.3. Extraction methods
  • 4.4. Common SX contactors
  • 4.5. Some SX processes
  • 4.6. Summary
  • Problems
  • Case study
  • 5. Adsorption and ion exchange
  • 5.1. Ion-exchange resins
  • 5.2. Speciality resins and adsorbents
  • 5.3. Ion-exchange equilibria
  • 5.4. Ion-exchange kinetics
  • 5.5. Ion-exchange processes and equipment
  • 5.6. Process examples
  • 5.7. Quantitative description of fixed-bed processes
  • 5.8. Mass transport parameters
  • 5.9. Modeling of breakthrough
  • 5.10. The resin (carbon)-in-pulp process
  • 5.11. Summary
  • Problems
  • Case study
  • Appendix 1
  • Appendix 2
  • Appendix 3
  • Appendix 4
  • 6. Cementation and reduction
  • 6.1. Cementation
  • 6.2. Reduction by dissolved gas
  • 6.3. Summary
  • Problems
  • 7. Electrowinning and electrorefining of metals
  • 7.1. General considerations
  • 7.2. Mass transfer at vertical electrodes
  • 7.3. Electrocrystallization
  • 7.4. Current distribution in cells
  • 7.5. Materials for cells and electrodes
  • 7.6. Tankhouse current distribution
  • 7.7. Energy consumption
  • 7.8. Electrorefining of metals
  • 7.9. Electrowinning of copper
  • 7.10. Electrowinning of zinc
  • 7.11. Electrowinning of nickel and cobalt
  • 7.12. Electrowinning of manganese metal and dioxide
  • 7.13. Electrowinning in novel cells
  • 7.14. Economic optimization
  • 7.15. Summary
  • Problems
  • Case study
  • Appendix
  • 8. Process selection
  • 8.1. Process selection
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: August 13, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323992145
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323995740

About the Author

Michael Nicol

Michael J. Nicol is Emeritus Professor of Extractive Metallurgy, Murdoch University, Australia. He spent 24 years in Mintek, South Africa in various roles largely in the field of hydrometallurgy. He taught hydrometallurgy at Wits University in South Africa for 4 years and subsequently at Murdoch University in Perth for 15 years. He has supervised many postgraduate students. In addition to many international conference presentations, he is the author or co-author of over 200 refereed publications in international journals and is the inventor or co-inventor of 10 patents. Over 300 hundred professionals from the industry and research organizations have attended various graduate courses on various aspects of hydrometallurgy delivered by Prof Nicol in Australia, South Africa, USA, Canada, Chile, Brazil and South Korea.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Murdoch University, South St., Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia

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