electrowinning

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electrowinning

[i¦lek·trō′win·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Extracting metal from solutions by electrochemical processes.
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zinc is subsequently electrowon using conventional technology.
56 percent interest in Cerro Verde, an open-pit mine producing both electrowon copper cathodes and copper and molybdenum concentrates.
The expanded plant will produce 124M lb/yr electrowon cathode at a cash cost under $0.
In late 1997, Codelco brought on stream the first, US$640 million-plus, phase of the Radomiro Tomic project came on stream with an initial design capacity of 150,000 t/y of electrowon high-purity cathodes (this issue, p.
FCX owns a 51 percent interest in El Abra, an open-pit mine producing electrowon copper cathodes.
Besides, 441K st were electrowon from primary sources.
New lead anode alloys, cobalt electrolyte additions and the high grade feed from SX plants are producing modern electrowon cathodes equal to or better than high grade electro-refined copper.
Copper is electrowon as dendrites on dimpled cathodes in diaphragm cells, then briquetted or converted to wire.
Electrowon copper's contribution to production continues to rise, and investment in larger haul trucks should cut costs further.
The electrowon cathodes are shipped directly to the rod plant.
Electrowon cathodes will be smelted to dore bars for shipment.
Phase 2, which consists of the new $200M ammonia leach plant to convert a percentage of the concentrates into the purest electrowon cathodes in the world, was officially inaugurated on Jan.