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Re: Metal Recovery Technology

Hello guys

Has I was doing some research on new alternatives for metal recovery I have found a new technology that can recovers metals in solution (into a metallic form) before it goes through your waste water treatment.

Here is the website: Global Ionix breakthrough technology that recovers metals in solution

Southern Metal Finishing

Re: Metal Recovery Technology

When is it feasible to use this electro-winning technology and when is it not?  What factors do you consider when answering this question?

Dedalus

Re: Metal Recovery Technology

Southern Metal Finishing;1178 wrote:

When is it feasible to use this electro-winning technology and when is it not?  What factors do you consider when answering this question?

It looks like a hot little system. They have a pilot scale reactor that they use to evaluate waste samples experimentally before installing their equipment, which is a good thing. The main downside of it would seem to be cost. It might be best for a well capitalized maker of high end goods, that has just one or two significant waste stream metals.

A job shop, with multiple small tanks and 12 - 15 waste streams, might have a tough time making cost effective use of this device. I'd be interested to see if they sold the electrolytic cell separately, without rectifier, filter unit, or process controller.

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