A Process Monitoring System for Copper Solvent Extraction

Ville Suontaka, Ari Rantala, Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela

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    In this paper, the current status of the modeling, simulation and control of the copper leaching, solvent-extraction and electrowinmng process (LX/SX/EW) is reviewed. A prototype of a novel process monitoring system, based on copper solvent extraction steady-state mass balances, is described as the first step of an advanced process control system development. An implementation is also presented. Finally, the off-line testing results obtained with actual plant data are presented and discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)221-226
    Issue number15
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIFAC Symposium on Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing - Nancy, France
    Duration: 8 Sep 200410 Sep 2004
    Conference number: 11


    • hydrometallurgy, SX/EW, Process monitoring


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