Year: 2015 | Month: September | Volume: 2 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 579-583
A Review on Studies and Research on Various Aspects of Leaching
Sunil J. Kulkarni
Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Leaching is one of the major unit operations used in mining sector. Leaching is extraction of the component from solids by using a solvent. The solvent preferably removes certain component. Leaching finds application in recovery of various valuable metals. Microbial leaching is gaining importance for recovery of metals from waste. It also plays important role in agriculture. It is always desirable to avoid the leaching of valuable components of soil through run offs. Various investigators have carried out research on various aspects of leaching. This review paper summarizes studies and research on various aspects of leaching.
Key words: mining, bioleaching, recovery, metals, temperature, concentration.