|Course Direction:||Metallurgical Processes|
Introduction. Raw Materials for Hydrometallurgical Processing. Leaching - Thermodynamic Approach, Leaching Reactions, Kinetics, Techniques and Technology (in-situ Leaching, Heap- and-Dump Leaching, Vat Leaching, Agitation Leaching, Microorganisms-Assisted Leaching). Methods for Metals Separation and Recovery from Leaching Liquids - Chemical Precipitation, Ion Exchange, Solvent Extraction, Adsorption, Biosorption. Analysis of Industrial Flowsheets in Hydrometallurgy. Selection of Equipment and Materials in Hydrometallurgical Plants. Pros and Cons of Hydrometallurgy. Comparison with Pyrometallurgy.