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  • / 2020

    Press release / May 26, 2020

    Did you know that Chile is the largest copper producer in the world? Copper mining is a very important industry in Chile. However, it also has downsides: During the processing of the mostly sulphidic ores in Chile, large quantities of arsenic, antimony and bismuth are produced. Arsenic in particular is a highly toxic inorganic pollutant that poses a threat not only to human health but to the entire ecosystem. Anna-Lisa from our deparment Biogenic Systems is coordinator of the international research project "ReAK - Reduction of Arsenic in Copper Concentrates". In this video, she explains how the project is going to achieve economic as well as ecologic improvements.

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  • / 2020

    Press release / January 16, 2020

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    German-Chilean consortium works on the improvement of copper mining processes – economically as well as ecologically With 27 % of the global production, Chile is the largest producer and the world´s largest exporter of copper. This makes copper mining one of the country’s most important ex-port revenues. However, it also brings significant economical as well as ecological challenges.

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