Consortium investigates new ways of reducing arsenic in copper concentrates

Raw copper smelting in a blast furnace. Credit: Fraunhofer IWKS As the world’s largest copper exporter, Chile is encountering a growing number of sulfur-based ore layers containing toxic arsenic in its copper mines. Conventional strategies for separating and landfilling arsenic are providing limited in this area. The German-Chilean project team, led on the German side … Read more