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### Chapter 7 Energy Use in the Copper Industry

1996-11-20  about 45 percent of the energy used in the pro-duction of cathode copper. Assuming an ore grade of 0.55 percent and a recovery rate of87.5 6.4 percent copper in the concentrate, concentrat-ing 1 ton of copper ore requires over 200 billion Btu, or approximately 42 million Btu/ton of cath-ode copper.10 Grinding accountsfor roughly 6 0

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### Current Energy Requirements in the Copper Producing

2013-12-20  An analysis of energy usage in the production of refined cathode copper was made from mining ore to cathode copper. In mining copper ore the greatest energy consumers are ore hauling and blasting. Another important factor is the “recovery efficiency” of the metallurgical processes used to extract the copper. The mining and mineral concentrating energies are directly proportional to the

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### Copper demand, supply, and associated energy use to

2016-7-1  2016-7-1  The energy required for copper production from primary sources is estimated based on the cumulative copper production in the four scenarios (Fig. 5(a)), the ore grade (Fig. 5(b)), the energy efficiency, and the energy required to produce one kg of copper by the pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical process routes.

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### Energy and materials flows in the copper industry

2021-10-31  @article{osti_6540399, title = {Energy and materials flows in the copper industry}, author = {Gaines, L. L.}, abstractNote = {The copper industry comprises both the primary copper industry, which produces 99.9%-pure copper from copper ore, and the secondary copper industry, which salvages and recycles copper-containing scrap metal to extract pure copper or copper alloys.

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### Energy efficiency • Energy intensity in copper and

2017-10-1  Mines are faced with numerous challenges, such as falling raw material prices, declining metal grades in the ores and higher energy prices. Especially because ore processing is particularly energy-intensive, the industry is again focusing on the saving of energy. This report shows what are the key energy saving considerations in the copper and gold mining

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### Chapter 6 Copper Production Technology

1996-11-20  mans found nearly 100 lens-shaped ore bodies in the Rio Tinto copper district. Modern geologists have found only a few additional deposits, and almost all of Rio Tinto’s modern production has been from ore first discovered by the Remans.3 At Rio Tinto, the Remans mined the upper, ox-idized, part of the ore and collected the copper-

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### Energy Use in Metal Production Publications

Energy Use in Metal Production . John Rankin. CSIRO, Process Science and Engineering, Australia. Keywords: metals, embodied energy, primary metals, recycling, greenhouse. Energy is consumed at all stages in the production of primary metals mining, beneficiation

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### MINING ENERGY CONSUMPTION 2021 CEEC (Coalition

2021-10-29  2021-10-29  Both mining operations and processing have been explored with calculations that show the split of final energy consumption in mining vs. processing. These broad areas were then further split into energy used in mobile equipment and ventilation for mining, and into comminution and other processes for process plants.

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### Estimates of Electricity Requirements for the Recovery of

2011-9-27  direct use of electricity, fossil fuel, and manual labor. The tables and analyses presented in this study contain estimates of electricity consumption for the mining and processing of ores, concentrates, intermediate products, and industrial and refined metallic commodities on a

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### Current Energy Requirements in the Copper Producing

2013-12-20  An analysis of energy usage in the production of refined cathode copper was made from mining ore to cathode copper. In mining copper ore the greatest energy consumers are ore hauling and blasting. Another important factor is the “recovery efficiency” of the metallurgical processes used to extract the copper. The mining and mineral concentrating energies are directly proportional to the

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### Energy efficiency • Energy intensity in copper and

Mines are faced with numerous challenges, such as falling raw material prices, declining metal grades in the ores and higher energy prices. Especially because ore processing is particularly energy-intensive, the industry is again focusing on the saving of energy. This report shows what are the key energy saving considerations in the copper and gold mining

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### The Ore Grade and Depth Influence on Copper

2016-11-22  with extraction energy usage $$E$$ in MJ per kg concentrate copper based on the depth D of mining and ore grade $$G$$ in percentage of copper per mass of ore. The parameter $$\gamma$$ now captures the joint effects of both depth and ore grade differences per mine. The equations can be used for total energy inputs

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### Copper Mining and Processing: Processing Copper Ores

Copper processing is a complicated process that begins with mining of the ore (less than 1% copper) and ends with sheets of 99.99% pure copper called cathodes, which will ultimately be made into products for everyday use.The most common types of ore, copper oxide and copper sulfide, undergo two different processes, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy, respectively, due to the different

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### Processes extraction, mining, smelting, refining

The copper is then recovered by electrolysis. This process is known as SX-EW (solvent extraction/electrowinning). Advantages of these processes are: Much less energy is used than in traditional mining. No waste gases are given off. Low capital investment. Ability

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### Copper mining. From ore to copper.

2014-6-13  The copper is recovered by electrolytic refining. Advantages of this process are: much less energy is use than in traditional mining no waste gases are given off it can be used on ores with as little as 0.1% copper for this reason, leaching extraction is

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### Copper Ore Processing Methods

2017-4-11  Copper Ore Processing Methods. The four major steps in the production of marketable copper are mining, concentrating, smelting, and refining. In a few instances, however, leaching takes the place of concentrating, smelting, and refining. At present, although considerable leaching and direct-smelting ores are produced, the bulk of the copper ore

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### Copper production & environmental impact Greenspec

• Recycling a tonne of copper uses 20% of the energy that would be used to mine and extract the same copper. • The copper recycling process has much in common as that to extract it, but requires fewer steps. High-purity copper is melted in a furnace and then reduced; Low-purity copper is refined through electroplating in sulfuric acid.

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### Energy Use in the Mining Industry TheWorldCounts

The mining industry accounts for 10 percent of world energy consumption. Mining consumes gigantic amounts of energy. The energy consumption of the world’s mining industry corresponds to 80 percent of the world's electricity use. Or the total energy consumption of

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### Low grade ores Smelt, leach or concentrate?

2010-1-1  In an earlier paper (Norgate and Jahanshahi, 2006) the authors used life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to examine the effect of ore grades down to 0.25% and grind sizes down to 5. μm on the life cycle-based energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of copper and nickel metal production by conventional pyrometallurgical processing (i.e. ore concentration followed by smelting

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### Energy efficiency • Energy intensity in copper and gold

Mines are faced with numerous challenges, such as falling raw material prices, declining metal grades in the ores and higher energy prices. Especially because ore processing is particularly energy-intensive, the industry is again focusing on the saving of energy. This report shows what are the key energy saving considerations in the copper and gold mining

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### The Ore Grade and Depth Influence on Copper Energy

2016-11-22  with extraction energy usage $$E$$ in MJ per kg concentrate copper based on the depth D of mining and ore grade $$G$$ in percentage of copper per mass of ore. The parameter $$\gamma$$ now captures the joint effects of both depth and ore grade differences per mine. The equations can be used for total energy inputs

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### Copper Mining and Processing: Processing Copper Ores

Copper processing is a complicated process that begins with mining of the ore (less than 1% copper) and ends with sheets of 99.99% pure copper called cathodes, which will ultimately be made into products for everyday use.The most common types of ore, copper oxide and copper sulfide, undergo two different processes, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy, respectively, due to the different

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### Copper mining. From ore to copper. SchoolScience.co.uk

2014-6-13  The copper is recovered by electrolytic refining. Advantages of this process are: much less energy is use than in traditional mining no waste gases are given off it can be used on ores with as little as 0.1% copper for this reason, leaching extraction is

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### Assessing the future environmental impacts of copper

2020-11-20  This model defines the relationship between copper ore grade and energy inputs for mining and beneficiation processes for different type of copper extraction sites as follows: (2) E = α × G − β where G represents the ore grade, E is the energy use for obtaining copper concentrate in MJ per kg and the parameters α and β are regression

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### Idea of Identification of Copper Ore with the Use of

2016-10-18  Idea of Identification of Copper Ore with the Use of Process Analyser Technology Sensors. plant should improve the adjustments of the ore processing machinery equipment aiming to decrease the specific processing (mainly grinding) energy consumption as well as increase the metal recovery. The novel idea of Process Analyser Technology (PAT)

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### Copper Ore Processing Methods

2017-4-11  Copper Ore Processing Methods. The four major steps in the production of marketable copper are mining, concentrating, smelting, and refining. In a few instances, however, leaching takes the place of concentrating, smelting, and refining. At present, although considerable leaching and direct-smelting ores are produced, the bulk of the copper ore

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### Energy Use in the Mining Industry TheWorldCounts

The mining industry accounts for 10 percent of world energy consumption. Mining consumes gigantic amounts of energy. The energy consumption of the world’s mining industry corresponds to 80 percent of the world's electricity use. Or the total energy consumption of

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### Copper Smelting Process Furnaces Used, By-Products,

2010-4-9  Modern copper smelters use processed copper ore fed into a flash furnace, typically fired by oxygen which produces blister copper, being further processed in a converter furnace. Molten copper is poured from here into rectangular moulds, the resulting ingots subjected to electrolysis producing a metal of 99.9% purity. Copper

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### Estimates of Electricity Requirements for the Recovery of

2011-9-27  direct use of electricity, fossil fuel, and manual labor. The tables and analyses presented in this study contain estimates of electricity consumption for the mining and processing of ores, concentrates, intermediate products, and industrial and refined metallic commodities on a

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