Gold Metallurgy and the Environment

Sadia Ilyas, Jae-chun Lee

March 2, 2018 by CRC Press
Reference - 214 Pages - 59 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138556850 - CAT# K43313

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Reviews extraction techniques previously employed as well as recently evolved technology for gold leaching

Provides technical flow sheets for processing of ores with diversity of lixiviants

Offers a compulsory overview of every technique for gold processing

Discusses recent integrated techniques including hydro- and biometallurgical techniques with examples

Includes environmental imapct of each of the discussed technique


This book gives an overview of all the gold extraction processes along with their mechanistic study and environmental impact. Different approaches in gold extraction are discussed including traditional pyrometallurgy, amalgamation, leaching by cyanide or non-cyanide lixiviants and emerging bioleaching using micro-organisms, in detail.