GALVANOXTM is a set of methods for leaching copper from concentrates containing a mixture of copper sulphides, but particularly those containing chalcopyrite (CuFeS2). UBC researchers David G. Dixon and Alain F. Tshilombo developed the novel process for the galvanically-assisted atmospheric leaching of primary copper concentrates.This new process achieves virtually complete copper leach recovery typically in as little as twelve hours, is effective with low grade concentrates, reduces SO2 gas emissions and eliminates the costs of transportation to the smelter.

The University of British Columbia's University-Industry Liaison Office has put together a testing and licensing package for interested parties.

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