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Journal Publications:

  • Moyo, T., Petersen, J., Franzidis, J. P., & Nicol, M. (2015). An electrochemical study of the dissolution of chalcopyrite in ammonia-ammonium sulphate solutions. Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly,
  • Fagan-Endres M.A., Harrison, S.T.L., Johns M.L. and Sederman A. (2015). Magnetic resonance imaging characterisation of the influence of flowrate on liquid distribution in drip irrigated heap leaching. Hydrometallurgy, 158, pp157-164.
  • Muzawazi, C., & Petersen, J. (2015). Heap and tank leaching of copper and nickel from a Platreef flotation concentrate using ammoniacal solutions.Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly,
  • Moyo T & Petersen J. (2015). Study of the dissolution of chalcopyrite in solutions of different ammonium salts. In Proceedings of Copper Cobalt Africa Conference in association with the 8th Southern African Base Metals Conference. 6-8 July 2015. Livingstone, Zambia. Johannesburg, SAIMM. Pages 217-22
  • Petersen J. Heap leaching as a key technology for recovery of values from low-grade ores – a brief overview. Hydrometallurgy, doi: 10.1016/j.hydromet.2015.09.001
  • Mwase, J.M., Petersen, J. & Eksteen, J.J. (2014), "A novel sequential heap leach process for treating crushed Platreef ore", Hydrometallurgy, vol. 141, pp. 97-104.
  • Fuls HF and Petersen J. (2013). Evaluation of processing options for the treatment of zinc sulphide concentrates at Skorpion Zinc. Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (May 2013) Volume 113, Issue 5: 399-405
  • Ali Ahmadi, Mohammad Ranjbar, Mahin Schaffie, Jochen Petersen. (2012). Kinetic modeling of bioleaching of copper sulfide concentrates in conventional and electrochemically controlled systems. Hydrometallurgy, Volumes 127–128, October 2012, Pages 16-23.
  • Ghorbani, Yousef; Jochen Petersen, Susan T.L. Harrison, Olga V. Tupikina, Megan Becker, Aubrey N. Mainza, Jean-Paul Franzidis. (2012). An experimental study of the long-term bioleaching of large sphalerite ore particles in a circulating fluid fixed-bed reactor. Minerals Engineering, Volume 35, August 2012, Pages 46-48.
  • Mwase James M.; Petersen Jochen; Eksteen J. J. (2012). A conceptual flowsheet for heap leaching of platinum group metals (PGMs) from a low-grade ore concentrate. Hydrometallurgy Volume: 111 Pages: 129-135.
  • Mwase James M; Petersen Jochen; Eksteen J. J. (2012). Assessing a two-stage heap leaching process for Platreef flotation concentrate. Hydrometallurgy Volumes 129–130 (2012) Pages 74–8.
  • Ghorbani, Y., Becker, M., Petersen, J., Morar, S.H., Mainza, A., Franzidis, J.-P. Use of X-ray computed tomography to investigate crack distribution and mineral dissemination in sphalerite ore particles. Minerals Engineering Volume: 24 Issue: 12 Special Issue: SI Pages: 1249-1257.
  • R.F van Schalkwyk, G. Akdogan, J.J. Eksteen, J. Petersen, E. Thyse. (2011). An experimental evaluation of the leaching kinetics of PGM containing Ni-Cu-Fe-S Peirce Smith converter matte, under atmospheric leach conditions. Minerals Engineering24 (6), pp. 524-534
  • Mokone, T.P., van Hille, R.P. and Lewis, A.E. (2010). Effect of solution chemistry on particle characteristics during metal sulphide precipitation. Journal of Colloid and Interface Sciences, 351: 10-18.
  • Hove, M., van Hille, R.P. and Lewis, A.E. (2009). The effect of different types of seeds on the oxidation and precipitation of iron. Hydrometallurgy, 97: 180-184.
  • Hove, M., van Hille, R.P. and Lewis, A.E. (2008). Mechanisms of formation of iron precipitates from ferrous solutions at high and low pH. Chemical Engineering Science, 63: 1626-1635.
  • Hove, M., van Hille, R.P. and Lewis, A.E. (2007). Iron solids formed from oxidation precipitation of ferrous sulphate solutions. AIChE Journal, 53: 2569-2577.
  • Lewis, A.E. and van Hille, R.P. (2006). An exploration into the sulphide precipitation method and its effect on metal sulphide precipitation. Hydrometallurgy, 81: 197-204.
  • van Hille, R.P., Peterson, K.A. and Lewis, A.E. (2005). Copper sulphide precipitation in a fluidised bed reactor.Chemical Engineering Science, 60: 2571-2578.
  • Lacour, S., van Hille, R.P., Peterson, K. and Lewis, A.E. (2005). Comparison of simulators for process and aqueous chemistry modelling. AIChE Journal, 51: 2358-2368.
  • Seewoo, S., van Hille, R.P. and Lewis, A.E. (2004). Aspects of gypsum precipitation in scaling waters,Hydrometallurgy, 75: 135-146