electrowinning

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electrowinning

[i¦lek·trō′win·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Extracting metal from solutions by electrochemical processes.
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The 180-or-so papers covered mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, electro-refining, fabrication, applications and environmental factors, as well as corporate strategies and the economic outlook.
Then the ISA electro-refining process produces high quality copper cathodes in the refinery.
This latest expansion cost $A88 million and included the sinking of the new Robinson shaft, the installation of Australia's largest autogenous mill, additions to the flotation sections, two new CCD thickeners, an electric slag-cleaning furnace, a new anode furnace gas cleaning plant, additional electro-refining cells and new evaporation ponds.
Electrolytic processes account for over 95% of the world's refined copper, with most coming via the conventional route of concentration, smelting and electro-refining for sulphide ores.