hydrometallurgical processes in general

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In addition to the previously discussed processes, many ores are processed using the hydrometallurgical method, including uranium, gold, silver….

Figure 61 illustrates the layout of these systems and highlights specific points where certain technologies can achieve or facilitate one of the stages in the process (see shaded boxes).

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Figure 61. Hydrometallurgy process technologies comparable to those used in water treatment