All Blog Posts about ‘Copper’

Photo of the Week: Ore Agglomerators

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Ore agglomerator

Our photo this week shows two ore agglomerators, used in the heap leaching process to extract metals such as gold, silver, nickel, or copper from ore. Once ore is mined and crushed, it is placed inside a rotary drum agglomerator, along with a leachate solution. Continue reading →

 

2020 World Copper Production

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

World Copper Production at a Glance

Copper is an essential component in many of the products that make up the world around us. Ductility, malleability, and superior conductivity of heat and electricity, are just a few of the properties that make this unique metal so useful across a broad range of Continue reading →

 

The Role of the Pugmill Mixer in Processing Copper Concentrates

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pugmill Mixer for Copper Concentrates

Smelting is a pyrometallurgical process that uses thermal processing techniques to purify copper through chemical reactions. And while most focus is given to the furnaces involved in this process, one piece of equipment has not only helped to increase the efficiency of copper smelting, but Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers Meet Demand for Drying Copper Concentrates

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryers for Copper Concentrates

Smelting is one of the primary routes to producing copper, and as such, plays an important role in meeting the ever-surging demand for the red metal in the transition to a low-carbon economy. While various smelting technologies exist, they all depend on a dry feedstock Continue reading →

 

Copper Faces Competition From Aluminum

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Aluminum is a Viable Replacement for Copper

As copper prices continue to rise in what many are calling a supercycle, industry experts are wondering if aluminum will finally gain real traction as an alternative to the red metal.  As a leader in copper and aluminum production equipment and process development services, we’re Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Heavy-Duty Agglomerators

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Ore Agglomerators

This week’s photo shows two FEECO agglomerators installed at an ore processing facility. Adding an agglomerator to a heap leaching operation not only increases efficiency, but also maximizes metal recovery, whether the operation is for gold, silver, copper, or nickel ore. These agglomerators work by Continue reading →

 

Wanted: Copper for Smart Cities

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Copper Wanted for Smart Cities

Between electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies, demand for copper has never been higher, but a growing trend looks like it will also be infringing on copper supplies with its own demands.  New research coming out of the International Copper Association shows that the demand Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ore Agglomerator

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Ore Agglomerator

Our photo this week shows a rotary ore agglomerator preparing for shipment. The drum, weighing in at around 55 Tons, is being lifted by a crane onto a base while it awaits shipment. Ore agglomerators are used in heap leaching processes around the world for Continue reading →

 

Heap Leaching: A Growing Technology in Beneficiation

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Heap Leaching Ore Drums (Agglomerators)

As a booming global population and emerging economies put pressure on existing resources, and high grade ores become a thing of the past, mining companies are looking for technologies that will allow them to economically recover target materials, namely metals, from low-grade ore sources. One Continue reading →

 

Copper’s Role in a Low Carbon Economy

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Copper in a Low-Carbon Economy

With focus on efforts to achieve a low carbon economy continuing to grow, experts are predicting that such a shift could mean big changes for some minerals and metals. One metal that is expected to be a cornerstone of a low-carbon future is copper. Known Continue reading →

 


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