The art or process of assaying or reducing ores by means of liquid reagents.
The separation of metals from ore or from alloys through a process in which a liquid is the primary factor, or the forming of alloys and purification of metals through a process in which a liquid is the primary factor.
Subject: Resources & Reserves [mineral processing] The treatment of ores, concentrates, and other metal-bearing materials by wet processes, usually involving the solution of some component, and its subsequent recovery from the solution. http://xmlwords.infomine.com/xmlwords.htm?term=+Hydrometallurgy+++[ Pics List
water-based methods for processing metals or their ores. (see metallurgy)
Industrial process that uses chemicals to separate metals from their ore.
The treatment of ore by wet processes, such as leaching, resulting in the solution of a metal and its subsequent recovery.
The process of extracting metals at ordinary temperature by leaching ore with liquids.
the extraction (the chemical processing of a mineral to yield a desired product) of metals and metallic compounds such as gold, alumina, nickel, copper and zinc from minerals by solutions. The alternative method of processing mined ores is pyrometallurgy using high temperature (1000 C) extractions.
the selective dissolution of metals from ore to concentrates
The treatment of ores, concentrates and other metal-bearing materials by a wet process, such as SX/EW. This process is distinct from the pyro-metallurgy of a smelter.
metal extraction using water
The treatment of ores by wet processes as in leaching and accompanying operations, and the technology of separation or recovery of heavy or noble metals from liquid solutions by ion exchange methods.
Hydrometallurgy is the field of extractive metallurgy involving the use of aqueous chemistry for the recovery of metals from ores, concentrates, and recycled or residual materials.