With much of the world rapidly progressing towards everything IoT, machine learning, and smart algorithms, many resource-based companies in industries such as mining, refining, and other industrial areas are still dragging their feet. The need is there, the technology is available – so what prevents some companies from jumping on the data analytics train?
Let’s look at some operational parameters that can be affected by lack of action and how technology can benefit the metal recovery industry.
In electroplating, powders can be a very bad thing, but sometimes bad can be good. We are going to discuss doing a ‘bad thing’, but doing it consistently well.
Electrocoagulation (EC) is an electrolytic process that is used mostly for wastewater and industrial process water treatment. Due to its unique ability to remove contaminants such as emulsified oils, suspended solids and dissolved metals, electrocoagulation has become one of the fastest growing technologies in this area. There are various devices and systems that comprise the basic principle of electrocoagulation which I would like to explain in this article.
1. What is electrowinning?
In a world which is increasingly demanding sustainability, nonferrous metal recycling has become a very important practice. Opting for recycling does not only mean being responsible towards the environment and reducing the carbon footprint, it is also a very reasonable business in industries that rely on using non-renewable resources.
Objectives of advanced green technologies
Advanced green technologies (AGTs) refer to a group of practical methodologies and materials based, among others, on non-toxic chemical processes, clean energies, and environmental monitoring to slow down or correct the negative impact induced by human activities.
Taking a closer look at worldwide copper production statistics we found that some of the biggest copper producing countries do not necessarily refine the copper at home. The reasons for this depend on various factors. We wanted to find out how much of copper is not actually refined in the same countries from which it was mined.