Heap leaching simulation

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    Abstract

    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
    JournalIFAC PROCEEDINGS VOLUMES
    Volume31
    Issue number23
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIFAC Symposium on Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing - Cologne, Germany
    Duration: 1 Sep 19983 Sep 1998
    Conference number: 9

    Keywords

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

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