Mining and remote locations are the most promising market opportunity for solar thermal technologies. In copper mining, water is fundamentally used in the traditional flotation benefaction process, in smelting and electro refining or in the hydro-metallurgical process, which consists of leaching, solvent extraction and electro winning. The water temperature for this type of extraction is approximately 140°F/60°C. These temperatures are easily generated by the XCPC as a replacement of diesel for electrolyte heating. Higher temperatures may speed up the process and significantly reduce GHG.
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