Leaching Processes is the second in a series of four hydrometallurgy courses by the author, written for university students as well as practicing engineers and metallurgists.
The Hydrometallurgy series covers the elementary theoretical basis of solution chemistry, the engineering aspects, and the technical applications for a large variety of raw materials, e.g. metals, oxides, sulfides, phosphates, silicates, and others. It also covers the purification-concentration steps such as adsorption on activated charcoal, ion exchange, and solvent extraction. Finally, the general aspects of precipitation from aqueous solutions are covered with numerous examples. The series is characterized by clear and simplified flowsheets, numerous chemical equations written mainly in ionic form, many illustrations for equipment and plants, and finally a lucid style presenting the facts point by point as concisely as possible.
Hydrometallurgy 2 - Leaching Processes covers the leaching processes used for hydrometallurgical treatment of mineral ores, concentrates and metals. It covers treatment of the ore types and metals susceptible to hydrometallurgical treatment, from precious metals to oxides, hydroxides, sulfides, phosphates, silicates and others.
The course comprises 22 learning sessions, each of 30 - 60 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables, images and references, and interactive reviews that confirm achievement of the learning objectives. The total duration of the course is estimated at 18 hours.