Hydrometallurgy aims to compile studies on novel processes, process design, chemistry, modelling, control, economics and interfaces between unit operations, and to provide a forum for discussions on case histories and operational difficulties.

Topics covered include: leaching of metal values by chemical reagents or bacterial action at ambient or elevated pressures and temperatures; separation of solids from leach liquors; removal of impurities and recovery of metal values by precipitation, ion exchange, solvent extraction, gaseous reduction, cementation, electro-winning and electro-refining; pre-treatment of ores by roasting or chemical treatments such as halogenation or reduction; recycling of reagents and treatment of effluents.

Editorial board


  • Jochen Petersen
    University of Cape Town Department of Chemical Engineering, Cape Town, South Africa

Associate Editors

  • M. Adams
    Fugue Pte Ltd, Singapore, Singapore
  • C. Cheng
    SX Consultancy Limited, Beeliar, Australia
  • V. Leão
    Federal University of Ouro Preto, OURO PRETO, Brazil
  • J. -c. Lee
    Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
  • S. Safarzadeh
    South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
  • G. Senanayake
    Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia

Founding Editor

  • G.M. Ritcey

Editorial Board

  • S. Abisheva
    Satbayev University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • A. Akcil
    Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
  • F. J. Alguacil
    National Center for Metallurgical Research, Madrid, Spain
  • H.-J. Bart
    TU Kaiserslautern University, Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • C. L. Brierley PhD
    Brierley Consultancy LLC, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
  • S. T. Ciminelli
    Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • F. Crundwell
    CM solutions Pty Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • D.B. Dreisinger Ph.D., P.Eng
    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • J.A. Gonzalez
    Teck Metals Ltd Trail Operations, Trail, British Columbia, Canada
  • K. Inoue
    Saga University, Saga, Japan
  • Z. Li
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • J. A Muñoz
    Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • B.D. Pandey
    Metal Extraction and Forming Division, Jamshedpur, India
  • B.R. Reddy
    Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India
  • A. Schippers PhD
    Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Hannover, Germany
  • S. J. Van Deventer
    The University of Melbourne Department of Chemical Engineering, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  • T. Vargas
    University of Chile Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Santiago, Chile
  • F. Veglio MD
    University of Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
  • N.J. Welham
    Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia
  • S. Zheng
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China