20 Jul 2022

Advanced hydrometallurgical recovery

Hydrometallurgical recovery can be defined as a metal recovery method used to obtain metals from ores and waste materials using aqueous media by combining water, oxygen, and other chemical reagents with or without the use of a pressurized environment. The principal processes employed during the hydrometallurgical treatment of the resources mainly include leaching, solvent, extraction, ion exchange and precipitation, which varies depending on the material of interest to be recovered.