Innovations and Breakthroughs in the Gold and Silver Industries

Concepts, Applications and Future Trends

  • Vaikuntam Iyer Lakshmanan
  • Barun Gorain

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. B. Gorain, V. I. Lakshmanan, A. Ojaghi
    Pages 13-22
  3. V. I. Lakshmanan, A. Ojaghi, B. Gorain
    Pages 23-47
  4. V. I. Lakshmanan, A. Ojaghi, B. Gorain
    Pages 49-77
  5. V. I. Lakshmanan, R. Roy, B. Gorain
    Pages 79-110
  6. V. I. Lakshmanan, R. Roy, B. Gorain
    Pages 111-141
  7. V. I. Lakshmanan, A. Ojaghi, B. Gorain
    Pages 157-173
  8. V. I. Lakshmanan, R. Roy, B. Gorain
    Pages 175-198
  9. V. I. Lakshmanan, R. Roy, B. Gorain
    Pages 199-241
  10. V. I. Lakshmanan, R. Roy, A. Ojaghi, B. Gorain
    Pages 243-264
  11. V. Kumar Murty
    Pages 265-276
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 277-288

About this book


The book describes all aspects of technical innovation related to the gold and silver industries, from ore identification through to processing. It includes details of comminution, pre-concentration and beneficiation, commercially available and recently developed innovative pyro and hydrometallurgical processes, including leaching processes, separation and purification, and recovery and refining. The book focuses on capital and operating cost estimation, process simulation, waste remediation and minimization.  Sustainable gold and silver processes are examined with the use of clean technologies and efficient use of energy and water. Topics such as supply and demand of gold and silver, their exchange in major global markets, and the factors that influence gold and silver prices and major economic indices are discussed.

  • Presents emerging trends and innovations in the areas of ore body knowledge, mining, processing, waste management, economics, finance and automation;
  • Describes emerging enablers for the gold and silver industries such as digitization, automation and remote operations;
  • Promotes breakthroughs in mining, processing, waste management, energy and water from an integrated operations perspective.


Gold mining and processing Silver mining and processing Ore body knowledge Geo-metallurgy gold extraction Silver extraction gold economics gold mining waste management integrated operations corporate social responsibility gold and silver mining

Editors and affiliations

  • Vaikuntam Iyer Lakshmanan
    • 1
  • Barun Gorain
    • 2
  1. 1.Process Research Ortech Inc.MississaugaCanada
  2. 2.Hindustan Zinc LimitedUdaipurIndia

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