CRONIMET Mining Processing insists upon staying ahead in the metals and minerals field. It is for this reason that we invest heavily in research and development, where we are currently exploring advancements in the hydrometallurgical extraction of valuable metals from waste material.
Our investigation probes the extraction of a range of base metals, such as copper, nickel and zinc, from smelter slag. When it comes to slag material sourced from slag dumps, this is frequently far too fine to be beneficiated by way of sensor-based sorting. In addition, this material is often granulated, a factor affecting the liberation size of the valuable phases. As a result, our team considers our research into the realm of hydrometallurgical extraction of base metals from slag to be of the utmost importance.
In terms of exploring extraction options, our developers have sourced slag material from the world over for research purposes. Our preliminary testing has been promising, revealing that our methods may inhibit silica gel formation, while ensuring that as much as 80% to 90% of the base metals are recovered.
While research is one thing, CRONIMET Mining Processing Business Unit firmly believes in conducting this responsibly, where our aim is to conserve our environment for future generations to enjoy. Green and urban mining has a special place in our hearts and we are ever on the lookout for opportunities in this regard.
In fact, we are currently exploring the field of base and precious metal extraction from electronic waste, where we look forward to processing heaps of electronic scrap material in the very near future. Naturally, we will be employing an array of niche technologies in the process, including sensor-based sorting and hydrometallurgical operations. So, we take another step towards and innovative and sustainable future.