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Rem: Revista Escola de Minas
On-line version ISSN 1807-0353
RODRIGUES, Ruy Lacourt and SILVA, Valdir Costa e. Definition and production plan for a PAL lateritic nickel deposit. Rem: Rev. Esc. Minas [online]. 2008, vol.61, n.3, pp. 303-308. ISSN 1807-0353. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0370-44672008000300007.
A hypothetical lateritic nickel deposit of median size was defined using data from a number of deposits under development and implementation. Production plans for a pressure acid leach operation were developed using industry parameters. Capacities between 45000 t/year Ni and 300000 t/year Ni were studied, leading to a set of technical parameters, used for capacity assessment.
Keywords : Production plan; capacity definition; lateritic nickel; (high) pressure acid leaching (PAL, HPAL, HiPAL).