Arsenic Recovery From Copper-Arsenic Sulphides

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Posted by David Dixon on November 28, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.


Methods are provided for precipitating arsenic from an acidic sulphate copper leach solution as a stable scorodite precipitate prior to any refining steps. The method utilizes pyrite or chalcopyrite in the leach train as the primary source of ferric ions for the precipitation of scorodite.