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.
|Journal||IFAC PROCEEDINGS VOLUMES|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||IFAC Symposium on Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing - Nancy, France|
Duration: 8 Sep 2004 → 10 Sep 2004
Conference number: 11
- hydrometallurgy, SX/EW, Process monitoring