Crushing Process For Copper Ore

The production process of copper ore mainly include: crushing, grinding, ore dressing. In the crushing process, three crushing circuits are suitable for high hardness iron ore broken, which can complete the ore crushing and partial dissociation work so as to improve the efficiency of the subsequent grinding. In grinding process, two sections of a closed grinding is efficient grinding process, which can make the copper mill more fully. In the new process, the representatives of emergence successful processing technology in recent years are: "stage grinding, low intensity magnetic separation and reverse flotation technology", "magnetic separation”, "ultra-fine crushing wet magnetic separation tailings process". all these crusher machines are produced by shanghai MALU,which is a famous professional mining machine manufacturer and supplier in the world.

Brief Introduction Of Copper Ore:

Copper ore comes from copper mine, which can become high grade concentrate copper or copper sand. Concentrate copper ore can be refined copper and copper products by smelting Commission. Copper ore species mainly contain natural copper, chalcopyrite, bornite, chalcocite, covellite, and azurite. They are mainly applied in the field of copper ore smelting industry as the raw material of copper industry.

Most copper is mined or extracted as copper sulfides from large open pit mines in porphyry copper deposits that contain 0.4 to 1.0% copper. Examples include Chuquicamata in Chile, Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah, United States and El Chino Mine in New Mexico, United States. According to the British Geological Survey, in 2005, Chile was the top mine producer of copper with at least one-third world share followed by the United States, Indonesia and Peru. Copper can also be recovered through the In-situ leach process. Several sites in the state of Arizona are considered prime candidates for this method.The amount of copper in use is increasing and the quantity available is barely sufficient to allow all countries to reach developed world levels of usage.

Concentration Of Copper:

The concentration of copper in ores averages only 0.6%, and most commercial ores are sulfides, especially chalcopyrite (CuFeS2) and to a lesser extent chalcocite (Cu2S). These minerals are concentrated from crushed ores to the level of 10–15% copper by froth flotation or bioleaching. Heating this material with silica in flash smelting removes much of the iron as slag. The process exploits the greater ease of converting iron sulfides into its oxides, which in turn react with the silica to form the silicate slag, which floats on top of the heated mass.

The Process Of Recycling Copper:

Copper, like aluminium, is 100% recyclable without any loss of quality whether in a raw state or contained in a manufactured product. In volume, copper is the third most recycled metal after iron and aluminium. It is estimated that 80% of the copper ever mined is still in use today.According to the International Resource Panel's Metal Stocks in Society report, the global per capita stock of Copper in use in society is 35–55 kg. Much of this is in more-developed countries (140–300 kg per capita) rather than less-developed countries (30–40 kg per capita).

The process of recycling copper follows roughly the same steps as is used to extract copper, but requires fewer steps. High purity scrap copper is melted in a furnace and then reduced and cast into billets and ingots; lower purity scrap is refined by electroplating in a bath of sulfuric acid.

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