The precious metals mining industry is the world’s main cyanide consumer. Here, sodium cyanide has vied as the most efficient and cost-effective complexing agent for dissolving finely distributed microscopic and sub-microscopic gold and silver particles from the ore.
The Process in brief:
Sodium Cyanide is loaded into the tank container via three top manholes as a dry material before water is piped in via the side water inlet to dissolve the sodium cyanide. The side bottom outlet has a drain filter to avoid undissolved sodium cyanide getting caught up in the flow during discharge. This sodium cyanide solution will ultimately be used in the mining process. The final goal of this process is the extraction of gold and silver.
In consideration of the severe toxicity of sodium cyanide is essential to ensure any dust emissions of dust in the atmosphere are avoid, equally all necessary steps must be taken to avoid any spillage of dissolved sodium cyanide.