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, Cape Town, South Africa

Associate Editors

  • M. Adams
    c/o Fugue Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • C. Cheng
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Clayton South, Victoria, Australia
  • V. Leão
    Universidade Federal do Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil
  • J. -c. Lee
    Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources (KIGAM), Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, The Republic of Korea
  • S. Safarzadeh
    South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
  • G. Senanayake
    Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia

Founding Editor

  • G.M. Ritcey

Editorial Board

  • Z.S. Abisheva
    Centre of Earth Sciences Metallurgy and Ore Beneficiation, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • A. Akcil
    Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
  • F. J. Alguacil
    Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalúrgicas, Madrid, Spain
  • H.-J. Bart
    Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • C. L. Brierley PhD
    Brierley Consultancy LLC, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA
  • V. Sampaio Teixeira Ciminelli
    Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), BELO HORIZONTE -MG, Brazil
  • F. Crundwell
    CM solutions, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • D.B. Dreisinger
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • J.A. Gonzalez
    Cominco Ltd Research, Trail, Canada
  • K. Inoue
    Saga University, Saga, Japan
  • Z. Li
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China
  • J. A Muñoz
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • B.D. Pandey
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Jamshedpur, India
  • B.R. Reddy
    Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India
  • A. Schippers
    Federal Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resources, Hannover, Germany
  • J. S. J. van Deventer
    University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  • T. Vargas
    Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • F. Veglio
    Università degli Studi dell' Aquila, Monte Luco di Roio, L'Aquila, Italy
  • N.J. Welham
    Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia
  • S. Zheng
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China