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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291737
Title:
Dynamic behavior of flow during leaching of copper ores
Author:
Sainath, Narayana Rangaiah, 1968-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The objective of this investigation was to experimentally determine the variation in the flow characteristics of tactite copper ores during the leaching process. The laboratory work involved estimation of porosity and permeability of cores before leaching, and after various intervals of leaching. The tests were carried out using specimens of diameter 1.5 and 4.0 inches, prepared from boulders obtained from the Cyprus Casa Grande mine. A solution containing about 25 grams of sulfuric acid per liter was used as the lixiviant. Porosity was determined using the water saturation method. The permeability was estimated using either helium or water with the specimens stressed triaxially to simulate in situ conditions. The rate of copper recovery from the specimen during the leaching process was also determined by estimating the copper content in the solution used for leaching. The results indicate that the permeability and porosity of the specimens increased with leaching, but both tend to remain constant after most of the soluble material in the core was dissolved. The rate of copper recovery was high initially but dropped as leaching progressed and the copper in the specimen was depleted.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Mining.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Mining and Geological Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Harpalani, Satya

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDynamic behavior of flow during leaching of copper oresen_US
dc.creatorSainath, Narayana Rangaiah, 1968-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSainath, Narayana Rangaiah, 1968-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this investigation was to experimentally determine the variation in the flow characteristics of tactite copper ores during the leaching process. The laboratory work involved estimation of porosity and permeability of cores before leaching, and after various intervals of leaching. The tests were carried out using specimens of diameter 1.5 and 4.0 inches, prepared from boulders obtained from the Cyprus Casa Grande mine. A solution containing about 25 grams of sulfuric acid per liter was used as the lixiviant. Porosity was determined using the water saturation method. The permeability was estimated using either helium or water with the specimens stressed triaxially to simulate in situ conditions. The rate of copper recovery from the specimen during the leaching process was also determined by estimating the copper content in the solution used for leaching. The results indicate that the permeability and porosity of the specimens increased with leaching, but both tend to remain constant after most of the soluble material in the core was dissolved. The rate of copper recovery was high initially but dropped as leaching progressed and the copper in the specimen was depleted.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mining.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMining and Geological Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHarpalani, Satyaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1346431en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27227108en_US
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