Selenium and Tellurium Overview


, Volume 41, Issue 7, pp 33-38

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Recovering selenium and tellurium from copper refinery slimes

  • James E. HoffmannAffiliated withJan H. Reimers and Associates USA Company

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The significant amount of selenium and tellurium present in copper refinery slimes often makes the recovery of these elements not only desirable, but economically viable. While a variety of processes have been developed to this end, some are more feasible because they recover greater values and are environmentally safer.