The principal ore of copper is copper pyrite and copper is extracted from this ore. The different steps in extraction of copper are: Crushing and Concentration: The ore obtained from mines are broken down into small piece by jaw crusher and then pulverized. The ore being sulphide ore is concentrated by froth floatation process. Pulverized ore
The commonest ore used in the extraction of copper is Chalcopyrite (CuFeS 2) also known as Copper Pyrites and other such sulfides. The percentage of copper in the actual ore is too low for direct extraction of copper to be viable. The concentration of ore is required and it is done by the Froth Flotation method. Concentration of Ore: The ore is crushed into a fine powder and a suspension is
Extraction of copper from copper pyrites (CuFeS2) Copper pyrites is converted to a mixture of Cu 2 S and FeS 2CuFeS 2 + O 2-----> Cu 2 S + 2FeS + SO 2 3. The sulphides of Cu and Fe are partially oxidized 2Cu 2 S + 3O 2 <=====> 2Cu 2 O + 2SO 2 2FeS + 3O 2 <=====> 2FeO + 2SO 2 Smelting in extraction of copper The roasted ore mixed with silica as flux is heated in a blast furnace by a blast
EXTRACTION OF COPPER IMPORTANT ORES OF COPPER Copper pyrite or chalcopyrite (CuFeS 2). Chalocite (Cu 2 S) or copper glance. Malachite green [CuCO 3.Cu(OH) 2]. Azurite blue [2CuCO 3.Cu(OH) 2]. Bornite (3Cu 2 S.Fe2S 3) or peacock ore. Melaconite (CuO) etc. EXTRACTION OF COPPER FROM SULPHIDE ORE Large amount of copper are obtained from copper pyrite
Copper pyrite or chalcopyrite (CuFeS2). Chalocite (Cu2S) or copper glance. Malachite green [CuCO3.Cu(OH)2]. Azurite blue [2CuCO3.Cu(OH)2]. Bornite (3Cu2S.Fe2S3) or peacock ore. Melaconite (CuO) etc. EXTRACTION OF COPPER FROM SULPHIDE ORE. Large amount of copper are obtained from copper pyrite (CuFeS2) by smelting. Ores containing 4% or more copper are treated by
the copper matte. Though, the slag can be easily separated from the desired product. Smelting is an exothermic reaction between copper pyrite ore, oxygen of air and fluxes (such as silica and limestone) at 1200 °C (above the melting point of copper, but below that of the iron and silica) to form a liquid called "copper matte". The high
The copper pyrite separation Process Flowsheet Crushing circuit of a copper pyrite ore . The crushing section shown consists of single stage crushing with a Forced Feed Jaw Crusher. The mine run ore is fed from the coarse ore bin by means of a Apron feeder to the grizzly Jaw Crusher. The grizzly undersize and crusher discharge product are delivered to the fine ore bin by means of a belt
Copper(II) ions are deposited as copper on the cathode (for the electrode equation, see under the purification of copper below). The anodes for this process were traditionally lead-based alloys, but newer methods use titanium or stainless steel. The cathode is either a strip of very pure copper which the new copper plates on to, or stainless steel which it has to be removed from later.
extraction can be predicted by the use of McCabe Thiele diagram. Extraction isotherm for copper indicates that a total of four stages are required for complete extraction of copper whereas, complete extraction of zinc could be achieved in three stages using the phase ratio of 1.12:1 and 1.9:1 respectively (Fig.5 and Fig.6).
This page looks at the use of the Blast Furnace in the extraction of iron from iron ore, and the conversion of the raw iron from the furnace into various kinds of steel. Extracting iron from iron ore using a Blast Furnace. The common ores of iron are both iron oxides, and these can be reduced to iron by heating them with carbon in the form of coke. Coke is produced by heating coal in the
Pyrite associated with the chalcopyrite remained unreacted during leaching of chalcopyrite and iron concentration in the final pregnant solution was found to be less than 20 mg/L. Copper recovery by sulfide precipitation from the leach solution as pure covelite was up to 99.1% at a Cu:S 2− molar ratio of 1:1. Solvent extraction (SX) experiments with LIX 84-I demonstrated that copper can be