hydro metallurgy

hydrometallurgy

[hahy-druh-met-l-ur-jee]
noun
the technique or process of extracting metals at ordinary temperatures by leaching ore with liquid solvents.

Origin:
1885–90; hydro-1 + metallurgy

hydrometallurgical, adjective
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hydrometallurgy (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈmɛtəˌlɜːdʒɪ, -mɛˈtælədʒɪ)
 
n
a technique for the recovery of a metal from an aqueous medium in which the metal or the gangue is preferentially dissolved
 
hydrometal'lurgical
 
adj

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