Hydrometallurgical Treatment of Sulfide Ores for Elimination of SO2 Emissions by Smelters
The growing affluence of our society, coupled with population increases and military requirements, has placed unprecedented demands on an already burgeoning minerals industry and intensified problems created by the discharge of waste products into the environment. Among the serious offenders in this regard are base-metal pyrometallurgical operations which emit sulfur oxide gases into the atmosphere during the processing of sulfide ores. Increasing concern over the problems facing man in his environment requires that efforts be made to eliminate, as much as possible, such sources of contamination.
KeywordsBrine Solution Antimony Sulfide Pregnant Solution Electro Oxidation Mercuric Sulfate
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