Kasese cobalt company

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An enterprise which owns a cobalt recovery plant located in South-Western Uganda. The plant processes a stockpile of cobalt rich pyrite concentrate containing 1,4 % cobalt. The process involves bioleaching of the pyrite followed by neutralisation with limestone to remove acid and iron. Copper and nickel are removed as saleable hydroxides. The resulting liquid solution is purified and the cobalt recovered by solvent extraction and electrowinning.

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