January 2019
Volume 71    Issue 1

A review of nickel, copper and cobalt recovery by chelating ion exchange resins from mining processes and mining tailings

Botelho Junior, Amilton Barbosa; Dreisinger, David B.; Espinosa, Denise C.R.


Full-text paper:
Botelho Junior, A.B., Dreisinger, D.B. & Espinosa, D.C.R. Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (2019) 36: 199. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-018-0016-8

Chelating resins can be used to recover important metals from different sources, and it is important to understand which resin is most suitable for each metal [1]. This review  benefits the mining industry because chelating resins can be used to recover metals from low-grade ores and mining tailings, increasing the industrial process efficiency [2–4]. Furthermore, the use of chelating resins in mining processes and mining tailings has the common problem of metals contamination, with iron being the main contaminant in low-grade ores and tailings. Understanding how contaminants decrease ion exchange efficiency is significant for industries [5].


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