Metal-rich solution

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*Applied leaching
*Applied leaching
**Pregnant leach solution (PLS) – leachate from applied leaching operations intended for subsequent metal recovery
**Pregnant leach solution (PLS) – leachate from applied leaching operations intended for subsequent metal recovery
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**Bleed from metal production processes – a solution taken from a closed process stream in order to remove unwanted metal ions that otherwise would build up to high levels
**Bleed from metal production processes – a solution taken from a closed process stream in order to remove unwanted metal ions that otherwise would build up to high levels
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;ARD
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*ARD
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**Natural
**Natural
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**Anthropogenic
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***Anthropogenic
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;Not caused by leaching
;Not caused by leaching
*Industrial effluents and by-products
*Industrial effluents and by-products

Revision as of 09:58, 28 June 2007

Definition

A solution containing solubilized metal ions.


Origin

Caused by leaching. The metal bearing solution is then called leachate.
  • Applied leaching
    • Pregnant leach solution (PLS) – leachate from applied leaching operations intended for subsequent metal recovery
    • Bleed from metal production processes – a solution taken from a closed process stream in order to remove unwanted metal ions that otherwise would build up to high levels
  • ARD
    • Natural
    • Anthropogenic
Not caused by leaching
  • Industrial effluents and by-products
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