Cost, productivity and occupational health improvement for base metal

Project Number: P705D
Status: Active
Amira Program Manager: Brad Atkinson


Innovation in base metals electrowinning can lead to increased throughput in tankhouses, reduced operating costs and better product quality. This project is aimed at helping the industry to achieve these outcomes. The work program focuses on improving the performance of anodes of both current and new compositions, and the quality of cathodes produced.

Commodities covered will be copper, nickel and zinc. Work will be undertaken at laboratory and pilot plant scale complete with in-plant studies. Specific areas for improvement will be reduced acid mist, improved electrode lifetime and reduced energy consumption.

Benefits from sponsoring this project include: