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The treatment of metal or the separation of metal from ores and ore concentrates by liquid processes, such as leaching, extraction, and precipitation.

hy′dro·met′al·lur′gi·cal adj.


(ˌhaɪdrəʊˈmɛtəˌlɜːdʒɪ; -mɛˈtælədʒɪ)
(Metallurgy) a technique for the recovery of a metal from an aqueous medium in which the metal or the gangue is preferentially dissolved
ˌhydroˌmetalˈlurgical adj


(ˌhaɪ drəˈmɛt lˌɜr dʒi)

the process of extracting metals at ordinary temperatures by leaching ore with liquid solvents.
hy`dro•met`al•lur′gi•cal, adj.
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The project's investment came to CFA157bn ($275m), and includes a pyro-metallurgical plant with an annual production capacity of 65,000t of silico-manganese, and a hydrometallurgy factory producing 20,000t of manganese a year, intended mainly for the steel industry.
The technology of extracting vanadium from stone coal in China: History, current status and future prospects, Hydrometallurgy 199: 116-124.
Several chapters deal with wider context including some history of hydrometallurgy and the importance of metals in general; an overview of metal deposition and general aqueous chemistry; and economics and statistics in general engineering context.
High-value speciality CCM is expected to benefit from its use in hydrometallurgy, a metal extraction method that is gaining popularity in nickel/cobalt operations.
Being mainly active in the market of bulk chemicals and polymers, Ekato's activities range down into the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, paints and coatings, flue gas desulphurisation for power stations, hydrometallurgy, and even cosmetics and food.
The Rare Earths Symposium was one of six such symposia that also covered pressure hydrometallurgy, clean metallurgical processing, corrosion, sustainability issues in mineral and metal extraction and sustainability through mining.
They revived the mine at Skouriotissa in 1996 and implemented, for the first time in Europe, the practice of hydrometallurgy.
in Hydrometallurgy from the Imperial College of Science and Technology at the University of London, England.
Bulk sample testwork on communition and hydrometallurgy to
DFI said in a statement that this was accomplished through a maritime test pilot mining operation conducted over a 4-month period from March to June 1979, and resulting in the production of metals using hydrometallurgy.
Gartner, Geert-Jan Witkamp, "Mixed solvent reactive recrystallization of trona (sodium sesqui-carbonate) into soda (sodium carbonate anhydrate)", Hydrometallurgy 88 (2007) pgs 75-91.
These talks are spread across a variety of 12 concurrent technical sessions relating to such topics as hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, process control and green technologies.