TACKLING IMPURITIES IN COPPER CONCENTRATES

Friedberg et. al. 2014). However, our interest is not limited to arsenic but extends to other impurities found in copper and nickel concentrates as well. One considers a “typical” copper concentrate as having about 25+% copper and some minor quantity of impurities, preferably rich in precious metals.

MEI Blog: Challenges in copper flotation

Sep 17, 2011· Arsenicbearing sulfide minerals like tennantite are difficult to separate from other nonarsenic sulphide copperminerals in conventional copper flotation circuits. The most successful approaches to effecting separation appear to be based on selective oxidation techniques and the use of pulp potential.

Rejection of arsenic minerals in sulfide flotation — A ...

These flotation results indicate a possibility for selective flotation of copper sulfide and arsenicbearing copper minerals. ... in mineral slurries to enable the advanced control of the mineral ...

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Else_HFRCBulatovic_ 1/3/2007 1:10 PM Page 235 – 12 – Flotation of Copper Sulfide Ores COPPER ORES AND MINERALS More than 170 coppercontaining minerals are known and only 10–15 of these minerals have any economic value.

(PDF) Treatment of ArsenicBearing Minerals and Fixation ...

Outotec provides autoclave techn ology for treating copperarsenic and goldarsenicpyrite concentrates (Ruonala et al. 2011). The proc ess is based o …

TwoStage Agitation Leaching of Old Flotation Tailings ...

The goal of the present work was to develop hydrometallurgical approaches based on acid leaching for selective extraction of base metals from the sample of old flotation tailings as well as obtaining solution, which can be used for leaching of substandard copperzinc concentrate. Old flotation tailings contained % of iron, % of copper, and % of zinc.

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A hydrometallurgical process for the removal of arsenic and antimony from a socalled “dirty” copper concentrate (101) is described. The process comprises the following steps: Step 1: repulping (100) the “dirty” copper concentrate with an alkaline lixiviant (102, 103), and subjecting the “dirty” copper concentrate to an alkaline leaching process (“the Leach”) in a Leach reactor ...

Primary Copper Smelting

Pine oils, cresylic acid, and longchain alcohols are used for the flotation of copper ores. The flotation concentrates are then dewatered by clarification and filtration, resulting in 10 to 15 percent water, 25 percent sulfur, 25 percent iron, and varying quantities of arsenic, antimony, bismuth, cadmium,

Treatment of Arsenic, Chromium, Copper and ...

Mar 17, 2013· Treatment of Arsenic, Chromium, Copper and PentachlorophenolPolluted Soil Using Flotation. ... removal by flotation. Finally, a laboratoryscale leaching/flotation process was applied to treat four soil samples polluted with both organic ([PCP ... Division of Research and Advanced Studies of the University of Cincinnati. Google Scholar. ...

Cotreatment of flotation waste, neutralization sludge ...

Flotation waste of copper slag (FWCS), neutralization sludge (NS), and arseniccontaining gypsum sludge (GS), both of which are difficult to dispose of, are major solid wastes produced by the copper smelting.

The separation of arsenic from copper in a Northparkes ...

Oct 19, 2007· Preliminary conventional flotation testwork conducted on the higharsenic material has produced concentrates containing 5000–7000 ppm As. Arsenic is a penalty element for copper smelters where it can cause environmental problems when volatile arsenic …

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and or copper sulphate addition were unsuccessful. Further work investigating fine grinding and a cleaning may improve recoveries, but the fine nature of some of the gold bearing pyrite may restrict the effectiveness of such an approach. Table 2: Flotation recoveries from test work P 80 (µm) 2 CO 3 (%) Recovery (%)

Froth Flotation Process

Metallurgical ContentFroth Flotation HandbookFROTH FLOTATIONBubble Contact Angle Froth FlotationHow Flotation Chemicals are UsedFunctions of Flotation ReagentsClassification of Flotation ReagentsFlotation Processing Costs The Froth Flotation Process is about taking advantage of the natural hydrophobicity of liberated (well ground) minerals/metals and …

Copper Arsenic Flotation Selectivity

· copper arsenic flotation selectivity. Posted at:February 23, 2013[ 1939 Ratings] MEI Blog: Challenges in copper flotation. Sep 20, 2011 · There are a number of papers on copper flotation scheduled for selective flotation of an arsenic rich sulfide copper selectivity suffers »More detailed. The separation of arsenic from ...

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Keywords: flotation, copper, arsenic, controlledpotential flotation . INTRODUCTION . Arsenic is a dangerous pollutant and, as such, is also a penalty element in many base metal concentrates destined for smelting to recover the valuable metals. It is, therefore, of economic and environmental interest to

The Role of Arsenic in the Mining Industry

Arsenic trioxide is obtained as a byproduct from dusts and residues produced during the treatment of other metal ores such as gold and copper. [25] The arsenic trioxide can be purified on site or sold to a refinery. [7] China is the world’s leading producer of arsenic (25,000 tons in 2014) followed by Chile (10,000 tons) and Morocco (8,000 tons).

Antimony Ore Flotation Machine In Bolivia

2016 advanced antimony ore flotation ore floatation chiquitabananaseu the flotation machine also called flotaitoncell flotation separator or flotation plant is the essential ore flotation equipment in the modern beneficiation process and the flotationcell is used to select copper manganese silver gold and antimony ore by flotation.

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Mining Ore Mineral Flotation Cell Cooper Flotation Cell. Copper Nickel Flotation. Flotation cell introduction for the copper ore flotation plant copper ore flotation system mineral flotation plant lotation cell, is also called flotation cell, flotation separator, is mainly used for the mineral processing plant, as it is a complex reactions, so always it needs a series of fltation machine …

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Rejection of arsenic minerals in sulfide flotation — A ...

Although the flotation process shows various advantages compared to that of pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processes, selective flotation of arsenicbearing copper and copper sulfide...

Selective Separation of Cu, Zn, and As from Solution by ...

Dec 06, 2006· The selective precipitation and flotation of copper, zinc, and arsenic ions from dilute aqueous solutions were investigated. Phase separation was accomplished effectively by the dissolvedair technique for the production of fine gas bubbles, and a shortchain xanthate was applied as the collector for copper ions, dialkyldithiocarbamate for zinc, and ferric sulfate for the pentavalent arsenic.

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In final copper products, high arsenic content is undesirable due to its high risks [4,5]. Flotation is one method of arsenic removal. Sulfideorebulk flotation followed by selective copper flotation with the addition of arsenic sulfide depressants can also separate copper and arsenic ores via conventional flotation .

BENEFICIATION OF ARSENIC BEARING COMPLEX SULPHIDE …

(copper arsenic sulphide mineral). In flotation tests, nontoxic reagents such as metabisulphite, caustified ... flotation of copper, lead and zinc from the bulk concentrate. This method is rarely ... In the advanced cases of the replacement tennantite particles were locked in galena. Galena itself, on the other hand, was replaced by pyrite.

Flotation separation of copper sulphides from arsenic ...

The onus is shifting to concentrate producers to remove these minerals from their product, with penalties applying to materials containing greater than background arsenic content of Rosebery copper flotation feed is mainly present as arsenopyrite (FeAsS), containing approximately % arsenic with the remainder of the arsenic in copper sulphosalts (tennantite (Cu12As4S13)), in a solid solution …

Selective separation of Cu, Zn, and As from solution by ...

Abstract. The selective precipitation and flotation of copper, zinc, and arsenic ions from dilute aqueous solutions were investigated. Phase separation was accomplished effectively by the dissolvedair technique for the production of fine gas bubbles, and a shortchain xanthate was applied as the collector for copper ions, dialkyldithiocarbamate for zinc, and ferric sulfate for …

(PDF) Flotation in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Flotation constitutes a separation process that originated from mineral processing. Nowadays, wider applications have been found and compared to flotation …

Innovations: Introduction to Copper: Mining Extraction

However, by far the greatest extension in the use of copper resulted from Michael Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic induction in 1831 and the way that the effect could be used to generate electricity. The same principle was used to develop electric motors. The electric lamp was invented by Sir Joseph Swan in 1860 and brought to a commercial design by Thomas …

Flotation separation of copper sulphides from arsenic ...

Nov 01, 2014· The arsenic content of Rosebery copper flotation feed is mainly present as arsenopyrite (FeAsS), containing approximately % arsenic with the remainder of the arsenic in copper sulphosalts (tennantite (Cu 12 As 4 S 13)), in a solid solution series with tetrahedrite (Cu 12 Sb 4 S 13). Tennantite contains approximately % arsenic.

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Mineralogical and morphological factors affecting the ...

A positive correlation of arsenic, copper and cadmium is observed in the flotation process. • Arseniccopper alloys in FSF slag account for nearly 90 % of arsenicbearing phases. • Different fates of arsenic are depended on its embeded ways. • The recombination of AsO and CuS affects the selectivity of copper and arsenic.

Study of Flotation Parameters for Copper Recovery from ...

Since the demand for copper is growing constantly, the need to develop processes and technologies to treat copper resources with high level of arsenic were established. A detailed study was conducted to evaluate the effect of particle size, pH, flotation time, collector type and addition on efficiency of tennantite flotation.

ARSENIC STABILITY AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CESL …

Table 4 – Chemical composition of residues produced by flotation of concentrate C copper plant residue Element (wt. %) Flotation Concentrate Flotation Tailings As Cu Fe S (total) S° The 2010 pilot plant operations met metallurgical performance targets by achieving ≥ 97% copper

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One accepted method is to produce two products by flotation; one high copper/low arsenic, which can be treated safely by smelting and a second product, high arsenic/low copper, which can be treated safely by special pyro or hydrometallurgical routes. These latter processes will also deliver the arsenic in a manageable product [5,6].