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Tina Chanda Phiri, Pritam Singh, Aleksandar N. Nikoloski, The potential for copper slag waste as a resource for a circular economy: A review – Part II, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 172, 2021

Marcelo Fuentes, Moira Negrete, Sebastian Herrera-León, Andrzej Kraslawski, Classification of indicators measuring environmental sustainability of mining and processing of copper, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 170, 2021

Shaojun Bai, Yunxiao Bi, Jie Li, Pan Yu, Zhan Ding, Chao Lv, Shuming Wen, Innovative utilization of acid mine drainage (AMD): A promising activator for pyrite flotation once depressed in a high alkali solution (HAS)–Gearing towards a cleaner production concept of copper sulfide ore, Minerals Engineering, Vol.70, 2021

Xingbang Wan, Pekka Taskinen, Junjie Shi, Lassi Klemettinen, Ari Jokilaakso, Reaction mechanisms of waste printed circuit board recycling in copper smelting: The impurity elements, Minerals Engineering, Vol.160, 2021

Yunhui Han, Xiaoxia Yi, Rui Wang, Jinfeng Huang, Mengjun Chen, Zhi Sun, Shuhui Sun, Jiancheng Shu, Copper extraction from waste printed circuit boards by glycine, Separation and Purification Technology, Vol. 253, 2020

Himanshu Tanvar, Amit Barnwal, Nikhil Dhawan, Characterization and evaluation of discarded hard disc drives for recovery of copper and rare earth values, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 249, 2020

Seifollah Akbari, Ali Ahmadi, Recovery of copper from a mixture of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and sulphidic tailings using bioleaching and solvent extraction processes, Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, Vol. 142, 2019

Katri Avarmaa, Lassi Klemettinen, Hugh O'Brien, Pekka Taskinen, Urban mining of precious metals via oxidizing copper smelting, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 133, 2019

Keiran Holland, R. Hürman Eriç, Pekka Taskinen, Ari Jokilaakso, Upgrading copper slag cleaning tailings for re-use, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 133, 2019

A. Abadías Llamas, A. Valero Delgado, A. Valero Capilla, C. Torres Cuadra, M. Hultgren, M. Peltomäki, A. Roine, M. Stelter, M.A. Reuter, Simulation-based exergy, thermo-economic and environmental footprint analysis of primary copper production, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 131, 2019

J. Alcalde, U. Kelm, D. Vergara, Historical assessment of metal recovery potential from old mine tailings: A study case for porphyry copper tailings, Chile, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 127, 2018

E. Balladares, O. Jerez, F. Parada, L. Baltierra, C. Hernández, E. Araneda, V. Parra, Neutralization and co-precipitation of heavy metals by lime addition to effluent from acid plant in a copper smelter, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 122, 2018

K.B. Pedersen, P.E. Jensen, L.M. Ottosen, A. Evenset, G.N. Christensen, M. Frantzen, Metal speciation of historic and new copper mine tailings from Repparfjorden, Northern Norway, before and after acid, base and electrodialytic extraction, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 107, 2017

H. Ma, O. Kökkiliç, K.E. Waters, The use of the emulsion liquid membrane technique to remove copper ions from aqueous systems using statistical experimental design, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 107, 2017

S. Spuerk, M. Drobe, B.G. Lottermoser, Evaluating resource efficiency at major copper mines, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 107, 2017

P. Sarfo, G. Wyss, G. Ma, A. Das, C. Young, Carbothermal reduction of copper smelter slag for recycling into pig iron and glass, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 107, 2017

H.K. Hansen, A. Lazo, C. Gutierrez, M. Durán, P. Lazo, A. Rojo, Continuous multistage electrodialytic treatment of copper smelter wastewater, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 100, 2017

P.K. Choubey, R. Panda, M.K. Jha, J. Lee, D.D. Pathak, Recovery of copper and recycling of acid from the leach liquor of discarded Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), Separation and Purification Technology, Vol. 156, Part 2, 2015

G.N. Anastassakis, P. Bevilacqua, L. De Lorenzi, Recovery of residual copper from low-content tailings derived from waste electrical cable treatment, International Journal of Mineral Processing, Vol. 143, 2015

Y. Chu, M. Chen, S. Chen, B. Wang, K. Fu, H. Chen, Micro-copper powders recovered from waste printed circuit boards by electrolysis, Hydrometallurgy, Vol. 156, 2015

F. Lambert, S. Gaydardzhiev, G. Léonard, G. Lewis, P. Bareel, D. Bastin, Copper leaching from waste electric cables by biohydrometallurgy, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 76, 2015

H.K. Hansen, C. Gutiérrez, J. Ferreiro, A. Rojo, Batch electrodialytic treatment of copper smelter wastewater, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 74, 2015

T. Chen, Y. Yang, P. Li, H. Liu, J. Xie, Q. Xie, X. Zhan, Performance and characterization of calcined colloidal pyrite used for copper removal from aqueous solutions in a fixed bed column, International Journal of Mineral Processing, Vol. 130, 2014

L.A.B. Novo, E.F. Covelo, L. González, The use of waste-derived amendments to promote the growth of Indian mustard in copper mine tailings, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 53, 2013

E-S.Z. El-Ashtoukhy, M.H. Abdel-Aziz, Removal of copper from aqueous solutions by cementation in a bubble column reactor fitted with horizontal screens, International Journal of Mineral Processing, Vol. 121, 2013

L.P. Wang, J. Ponou, S. Matsuo, K. Okaya, G. Dodbiba, T. Nazuka, T. Fujita, Integrating sulfidization with neutralization treatment for selective recovery of copper and zinc over iron from acid mine drainage, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 45, 2013

H.K. Hansen, V. Lamas, C. Gutierrez, P. Nuñez, A. Rojo, C. Cameselle, L. M. Ottosen, Electro-remediation of copper mine tailings. Comparing copper removal efficiencies for two tailings of different age, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 41, 2013

Y. Chen, T. Liao, G. Li, B. Chen, X. Shi, Recovery of bismuth and arsenic from copper smelter flue dusts after copper and zinc extraction, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 39, 2012

R. Memary, D. Giurco, G. Mudd, L. Mason, Life cycle assessment: a time-series analysis of copper, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 33, 2012

J. Yang, Y. Wu, J. Li, Recovery of ultrafine copper particles from metal components of waste printed circuit boards, Hydrometallurgy, Vol. 121-124, 2012

M.H. Abdel-Aziz, Production of copper powder from wastewater containing CuSO4 and alcoholic additives in a modified stirred tank reactor by cementation, Hydrometallurgy, Vol. 108, No. 3-4, 2011

M. Zhang, Adsorption study of Pb(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) from simulated acid mine drainage using dairy manure compost, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 172, No. 1, 2011

A. Olgun, N. Atar, Removal of copper and cobalt from aqueous solution onto waste containing boron impurity, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 167, No. 1, 2011

A.E. Ofomaja, E.B. Naidoo, S.J. Modise, Biosorption of copper(II) and lead(II) onto potassium hydroxide treated pine cone powder, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 91, No. 8, 2010

A.H. Hesketh, J.L. Broadhurst, S.T.L. Harrison, Mitigating the generation of acid mine drainage from copper sulfide tailings impoundments in perpetuity: A case study for an integrated management strategy, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2010

R. Andreazza, S. Pieniz, L. Wolf, M.-K. Lee, F.A.O. Camargo, B.C. Okeke, Characterization of copper bioreduction and biosorption by a highly copper resistant bacterium isolated from copper-contaminated vineyard soil, Science of The Total Environment, Vol. 408, No. 7, 2010

O. Alonso-Gonzalez, F. Nava-Alonso, A. Uribe-Salas, Copper removal from cyanide solutions by acidification, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2009

C. Shi, C. Meyer, A. Behnood, Utilization of copper slag in cement and concrete, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol.52 No.10, 2008

C. Ahmed Basha, S. Josephine Selvi, E. Ramasamy, S. Chellammal, Removal of arsenic and sulphate from the copper smelting industrial effluent, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol.141, No. 1-3, 2008

M. Yavuz, F. Gode, E. Pehlivan, S. Ozmert and Y.C. Sharma, An economic removal of Cu2+ and Cr3+ on the new adsorbents: Pumice and polyacrylonitrile/pumice composite, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol.137, No. 3, 2008

de Rojas, M., et al, Use of recycled copper slag for blended cements. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, Vol.83 No.3, 2008

Y. Hansen, J.L. Broadhurst and J.G. Petrie, Modelling leachate generation and mobility from copper sulphide tailings - An integrated approach to impact assessment, Minerals Engineering, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2008

H. Aydin, Y. Bulut and C. Yerlikaya, Removal of copper (II) from aqueous solution by adsorption onto low-cost adsorbents, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 87, No. 1, 2008

Krishna G. Bhattacharyya and Susmita Sen Gupta, Influence of acid activation on adsorption of Ni(II) and Cu(II) on kaolinite and montmorillonite: Kinetic and thermodynamic study, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol.136, No. 1, 2008

K. Komnitsas, G. Bartzas, K. Fytas and I. Paspaliaris, Long-term efficiency and kinetic evaluation of ZVI barriers during clean-up of copper containing solutions, Minerals Engineering, Vol.20 No.13, 2007

D. Giurco and J.G. Petrie, Strategies for reducing the carbon footprint of copper: New technologies, more recycling or demand management?, Minerals Engineering, Vol.20 No.9, 2007

N. Mohabuth, P. Hall and N. Miles, Investigating the use of vertical vibration to recover metal from electrical and electronic waste, Minerals Engineering, Vol.20 No.9, 2007

D.B. Gore, N.J. Preston and K.A. Fryirs, Post-rehabilitation environmental hazard of Cu, Zn, As and Pb at the derelict Conrad Mine, eastern Australia, Environmental Pollution, Vol.148 No.2, 2007

Acero, P., Cama, J. and Ayora, C. Kinetics of chalcopyrite dissolution at pH 3, European Journal of Mineralogy, Vol.19 No.2, 2007

H. Benaissa and M.A. Elouchdi, Removal of copper ions from aqueous solutions by dried sunflower leaves, Chemical Engineering and Processing, Vol.46 No.7, 2007

C.-H. Weng, C.-Z. Tsai, S.-H. Chu and Y.C. Sharma, Adsorption characteristics of copper(II) onto spent activated clay, Separation and Purification Technology, Vol.54 No.2, 2007

D. van Beers, A. Kapur and T.E. Graedel, Copper and zinc recycling in Australia: potential quantities and policy options, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol.15 No.8-9, 2007

Ozer, A., and Tumen, F., Cu(II) adsorption from aqueous solutions on sugar beet pulp carbon. European Journal of Mineral Processing and Environmental Protection, Vol.5 No.1, 2005

Y. Bal, K.E. Bal, O. Laarbi-Bouamrane and A. Lallam, Copper(II) uptake by Pleurotus mutilus biomass, chitin and chitosan, Minerals Engineering, Vol.19 No.14, 2006

C. Escobar, C. Soto-Salazar and M.I. Toral, Optimization of the electrocoagulation process for the removal of copper, lead and cadmium in natural waters and simulated wastewater, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol.81 No.4, 2006

S. Çoruh and O.N. Ergun, Leaching characteristics of copper flotation waste before and after vitrification, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol.81 No.4, 2006

D.G. Bambic, C.N. Alpers, P.G. Green, E. Fanelli and W.K. Silk, Seasonal and spatial patterns of metals at a restored copper mine site. I. Stream copper and zinc, Environmental Pollution, Vol.144 No.3, 2006

W.K. Silk, D.G. Bambic, R.E. O'Dell and P.G. Green, Seasonal and spatial patterns of metals at a restored copper mine site II. Copper in riparian soils and Bromus carinatus shoots, Environmental Pollution, Vol.144 No.3, 2006

N. Fiol, I. Villaescusa, M. Martínez, N. Miralles, J. Poch and J. Serarols, Sorption of Pb(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Cd(II) from aqueous solution by olive stone waste, Separation and Purification Technology, Vol.50 No.1, 2006

L. Carrizales, I. Razo, J.I. Tellez-Hernandez, R. Torres-Nerio, A. Torres, L.E. Batres, A.C. Cubillas, F. Diaz-Barriga, Exposure to arsenic and lead of children living near a copper-smelter in San Luis Potosi, Mexico: Importance of soil contamination for exposure of children, Environmental Research, Vol.101 No.1, 2006

F. Valenzuela, J. Cabrera, C. Basualto, J. Sapag-Hagar, Kinetics of copper removal from acidic mine drainage by a liquid emulsion membrane, Minerals Engineering, Vol.18 No.13-14, 2005

F. Monnet, F. Bordas, V. Deluchat, P. Chatenet, M. Botineau, M. Baudu, Use of the aquatic lichen Dermatocarpon luridum as bioindicator of copper pollution: Accumulation and cellular distribution tests, Environmental Pollution, Vol.138 No.3, 2005

L. Shao, Y. Zhou, J.F. Chen, W. Wu, S.C. Lu, Buffer behavior of brucite in removing copper from acidic solution, Minerals Engineering, Vol.18 No.6, 2005

J. Markiewicz-Patkowska, A. Hursthouse, H. Przybyla-Kij, The interaction of heavy metals with urban soils: sorption behaviour of Cd, Cu, Cr, Pb and Zn with a typical mixed brownfield deposit., Environment International, Vol.31 No.4, 2005

F. Valenzuela, C. Fonseca, C. Basualto, O. Correa, C. Tapia, J. Sapag, Removal of copper ions from a waste mine water by a liquid emulsion membrane method., Minerals Engineering, Vol.18 No.1, 2004

Zhao, Y. Wen, X. Li, B. Tao, D., Recovery of copper from waste printed circuit boards. Minerals and Metallurgical Processing, Vol.21 No.2, 2004

G. Ekosse, D.J. van den Heever, L. de Jager, O. Totolo, Environmental chemistry and mineralogy of particulate air matter around Selebi Phikwe nickel-copper plant, Botswana. Minerals Engineering, Vol.17 No.2, 2004

R. Ginocchio, G. Carvallo, I. Toro, E. Bustamante, Y. Silva, N. Sepulveda, Micro-spatial variation of soil metal pollution and plant recruitment near a copper smelter in Central Chile. Environmental Pollution, Vol.127 No.3, 2004

T. Vengris, R. Binkiene, A. Sveikauskaite. Nickel, copper and zinc removal from waste water by a modified clay sorbent. Applied Clay Science, Vol.18 No.3-4, 2001

M.I. Panayotova. Kinetics and thermodynamics of copper ions removal from wastewater by use of zeolite. Waste Management, Vol.21 No.7, 2001

MV Kozlov, E Haukioja, AV Bakhtiarov, DN Stroganov, SN Zimina. Root versus canopy uptake of heavy metals by birch in an industrially polluted area: contrasting behaviour of nickel and copper. Environmental Pollution, Vol.107 No.3, 2000

S. Monni, M. Salemaa, C. White, E. Tuittila, M. Huopalainen. Copper resistance of Calluna vulgaris originating from the pollution gradient of a Cu-Ni smelter, in southwest Finland. Environmental Pollution, Vol.109 No.2, 2000

S. Monni, M. Salemaa, N. Millar. The tolerance of Empetrum nigrum to copper and nickel. Environmental Pollution, Vol.109 No.2, 2000

R.A. Hamaguchi, Innovative reclamation research at Highland Valley Copper. CIM Bulletin, Vol. 93, 1999

Dalewski, F., Removing arsenic from copper smelter gases. JOM, Vol.51 No.9, 1999

Piret, N.L., The removal and safe disposal of arsenic in copper processing. JOM, Vol.51 No.9, 1999

Monhemius, A.J., and Swash, P.M., Removing and stabilising As from copper refining circuits by hydrothermal processing. JOM, Vol.51 No.9, 1999

B Kiyak, A Ozer, HS Altundogan, M Erdem, F Tumen. Cr(VI) reduction in aqueous solutions by using copper smelter slag, Waste Management, Vol.19 No.5, 1999



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