Heap leaching simulation

Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela, Z. Cziprian

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    Ore leaching techniques combined with solution treatment procedures offer exceptional conditions to produce high purity metal from very low-grade ore sources. Essential percentage of the world copper production is based on the heap and dump leaching techniques. The use of computer simulation, is now a basic tool for process design and optimisation, as evidenced by its increasing use of practising engineers through commercially available simulation software products. This paper discusses the modelling and simulation of the hydrometallurgical processes. The simulation example of a copper heap leaching process is presented and evaluated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)43-48
    Issue number23
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
    EventIFAC Symposium on Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing - Cologne, Germany
    Duration: 1 Sept 19983 Sept 1998
    Conference number: 9


    • copper extraction
    • dynamic simulation
    • heap leaching
    • leaching model


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