Solvay offers a broad range of solvent extractants for purification and concentration of copper, nickel/cobalt, lithium, molybdenum, rare earths and various other metals.
Our oxime-based ACORGA® range of copper extractants has a proven track record in the industry and is used by the largest copper producing mines in the world. This wide range includes modified aldoximes, modified aldoxime: ketoxime blends, as well as specialized nitration-resistant and oxidation-resistant extractants.
Our phosphinic acid-based CYANEX® range of extractants is used in a wide variety of metal applications such as:
- Separation of cobalt from nickel
- Separation of cobalt and nickel from manganese and magnesium
- Extraction of molybdenum
- Extraction of lithium
- Recovery of rare earth elements
Solvay also offers a range of processing aids to promote organic phase quality, improve efficiency of clay treatment or optimize electrowinning operations.
We provide customers a complete package - reagents, application support, technical service and modelling capabilities - to help mining operations improve their productivity and reduce operating costs while meeting complex economic, environmental and metallurgical challenges.