Electrowinning vs Electrorefining - What's the difference?

electrowinning | electrorefining |


As nouns the difference between electrowinning and electrorefining

is that electrowinning is the electrodeposition of metals from their ores that have been put in solution or liquefied while electrorefining is a process, similar to electrowinning, for the removal of impurities from a metal.

electrowinning

English

Noun

(-) (wikipedia electrowinning)
  • The electrodeposition of metals from their ores that have been put in solution or liquefied.
  • Derived terms

    * electrowon

    Synonyms

    * electroextraction

    electrorefining

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • A process, similar to electrowinning, for the removal of impurities from a metal.