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Table of Contents

Cu2007-Volume IV (Book 1)
The John E. Dutrizac International Symposium on
Copper Hydrometallurgy
Preface..................................................................................................................................v
Foreword ............................................................................................................................ ix
Editors Biographies .......................................................................................................... xi
Symposium Organizing Committee................................................................................. xiii
Cu2007 Organizing Committee .........................................................................................xv
PROCESS DEVELOPMENT
Abandoned but not forgotten - the recent history of copper hydrometallurgy ....................3
F. Habashi
Recovery of copper from a massive polymetallic sulphide by high
concentration chloride leaching .........................................................................................21
G.B. Harris, G.P. Demopoulos, B. Ballantyne and C.W. White
Hydrometallurgical processing of Polymet Minings Northmet deposit
for recovery of Cu-Ni-Co-Zn-Pd-Pt-Au ............................................................................43
D. Dreisinger, K. Baxter, A. Langley, C. Fleming, J. Ferron,
A. Mezei, J. Brown and R. Molnar
The re-development of the Kov, Kananga and Tilwezembe copper-cobalt
deposits in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...........................................................61
L. Treadgold and J. Parker
Sulfate-based process flowsheet options for hydrometallurgical
treatment of copper sulfide concentrates ...........................................................................77
J.O. Marsden and J.C. Wilmot
Hydrometallurgy of copper sulfide concentrates: an update ...........................................101
V. Ramachandran, V.I. Lakshmanan and P.D. Kondos
The Boleo copper-cobalt-zinc-manganese project ..........................................................129
D. Dreisinger, W. Murray, E. Norton, K. Baxter, M. Holmes
and R. Molnar
Recovery of copper from oxide waste by leaching, ion exchange
and electrowinning...........................................................................................................149
G.B. Harris, C.W. White and Z. Liu

Simplified copper production from primary concentrates: the direct


electrorefining of white metal/copper matte ....................................................................163
M. Olper, M. Maccagni and R. Matusewicz
Hydrometallurgical process for treating copper concentrates at
Sumitomo Metal Mining..................................................................................................177
S. Asano, M. Imamura, K. Takeda, K. Ando and N. Nagase

LEACHING
GALVANOX a novel galvanically-assisted atmospheric leaching
technology for copper concentrates .................................................................................191
D.G. Dixon, D.D. Mayne and K.G. Baxter
Reaction product layer on chalcopyrite in cupric chloride leaching ...............................209
M. Lundstrm, J. Aromaa, O. Forsn and M.H. Barker
New hydrometallurgical technology for processing of copper concentrates...................221
T. Velea, V. Predica and L. Gherghe
Analysis of heap leach processes with modeling and simulation tools ...........................231
J.E. Gebhardt, A. Hernandez, M. Cross, C.R. Bennett
and D. McBride
Evaluating copper sulfide leach practices with a heap leach model................................245
G.P. Cooper, T. Robinson, C.R. Bennett, M. Cross and
J.E. Gebhardt
The effect of the redox potential on the leaching of chalcopyrite in
chloride media..................................................................................................................259
K. Yoo, J-C. Lee, N. Hiroyoshi, R. Diaz Alorro and
M. Tsunekawa
Experimental predictions of the potential range to leach chalcopyrite in
acidic ferric sulphate media .............................................................................................269
G. Viramontes-Gamboa, B.F. Rivera-Vsquez and D.G. Dixon
Redox potential measurement and control in chalcopyrite heap leaching.......................285
N. Hiroyoshi, M. Tsunekawa, H. Okamoto, R. Nakayama
and S. Kuroiwa
The influence of the Fe3+/Fe2+ redox couple on the chalcopyrite leaching .....................297
E.M. Crdoba, J.A. Muoz, M.L. Blzquez, F. Gonzlez
and A. Ballester

Interaction of silver ions with sulfide minerals with special emphasis on


the chalcopyrite/pyrite galvanic couple ...........................................................................309
J.A. Muoz, D.B. Dreisinger, W.C. Cooper and S.K. Young
Acid generation by in-situ sulfur biooxidation for copper heap leaching .......................323
P.G. West-Sells, S.C. Bouffard, A.F. Tshilombo and
A. Bruynesteyn
Bioleaching of chalcopyrite by the thermophilic archae acidianus brierleyi
in batch and continuous-flow stirred tank reactors..........................................................335
Y. Konishi, N. Saitoh and T. Nomura
Applications for biogenic sulphide reagent for copper recovery in copper
and gold hydrometallurgical operations ..........................................................................349
R.W. Lawrence, P.B. Marchant, M. Bratty and D. Kratochvil
Bioleaching of fine low grade copper ores ......................................................................361
M. Oliazadeh, G. Jozani, Z. Manafi, S.A. Seyed Bagheri,
A.R. Shahverdi and A. Oliazadeh
Hydrocopper for treating variable copper concentrates................................................369
K. Hietala, L. Haavanlammi and J. Karonen
Copper leaching from IOCG ore and concentrates..........................................................379
M. Xioa Bo, H. Watanabe, Y. Takasaki, T. Okura,
M. Tamura, J. Seong-Jin, H. Nakamura and Y. Kida
The oxidative leaching of a copper sulphide intermediate product .................................389
Y.M. Shneerson, A.Y. Lapin and T.Y. Kositskaya
Modern stainless steel for leaching plants .......................................................................401
S. Ekman, J. Olsson and A. Bergquist
Matching theory and practice in heap leaching processes...............................................413
J.M. Menacho, L.E. Gutirrez and P.A. Chvez
The impact of heap operational changes on the copper production at Zaldivar ..............427
S.C. Bouffard and D. Flores Godoy
Agglomeration for copper heap leaching.........................................................................439
K.A. Lewandowski and S.K. Kawatra
Acid curing and agglomeration........................................................................................453
J. Lu, D. Dreisinger and P. West-Sells
Searching for the optimal heap leach application rate.....................................................465
O. Bernal and G. Velarde

Bacterial leaching of a copper sulphide ore containing activated pyrite .........................477


Z. Manafi, S.A. Seyed Baghery and R. Atash Dehghan

Author Index ....................................................................................................................487


Keyword Index.................................................................................................................489