Hydrometallurgy: Leaching in Heap, Vat, CIL, CIP, Merrill–Crowe, SX Solvent Extraction

Hydrometallurgy: Leaching in Heap, Vat, CIL, CIP, Merrill–Crowe, SX Solvent Extraction

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How do we calculate pulp residence time and pulp retention time (1 reply)

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Austin Muvimi
2 months ago
Austin Muvimi 2 months ago

Can someone please help me on how to calculate leach residence time, adsorption residence time and pulp retention time in CIP

SmartDog
2 months ago
SmartDog 2 months ago
1 like by David

Is this for an existing operation where you want to know what is going on or for a new operation?

If it is an existing operation an approximation can be made by knowing the flow rates and the volumes of the leach tanks and adsorption system. It is just volume divided by flow rate.

For a new operation this is what test work is for to determine this.  A series of tests are run at different flow rates for a given volume until an economical rate is reached.  


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