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We design and manufacture electrowinning pilot plants for a wide variety of applications including   laboratory and bench scale test programs for electrowinning copper, cobalt, nickel, chromium, zinc and other metals. Our electrowinning cells can be operated with various numbers of anodes and cathodes and the level of catholyte in the cell can be adjusted to any level giving complete flexibility in the overall plating area on the cathodes. The electrowinning cell is connected to a rectifier with variable DC voltage and amperage output with automatic constant current or constant voltage regulation regardless of resistance changes between the anode to cathode and solution concentration.

 

Our cathodes can be manufactured from various metals including 316L stainless steel and titanium. We can supply various anode materials to include lead-calcium-tin (Pb-Ca-Sn) alloys and precious metal oxide coated titanium plate and mesh anodes such as DSA®  (dimensionally stable anode). We can also supply porous anode diaphragm bags in order to keep the anolyte separated from the catholyte.

 

The following summarizes our electrowinning pilot plants that we recently manufactured for various clients:

 

 

Laboratory (bench) scale electrowinning pilot plant with an electrowinning cell, anodes. cathodes, electrolyte vessels, immersion heater, circulation pump, and a rectifier.

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 1

Client:  Moscow State Institute of Steel and Alloys (Technological University)
Site Location:  Moscow, Russia
Plant Capacity: 25 g Copper per hour

 

SX Kinetics designed and manufactured this electrowinning  pilot plant for a copper solvent extraction project in Russia. This EW pilot plant was coupled to the SX pilot plant as shown at:

Laboratory SX Plant 4

     
 

Electrowinning pilot plant with an electrowinning cell, anodes. cathodes, electrolyte vessels, immersion heater, and circulation pump.

Client:  Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Site Location:  Toquepala, Peru
Plant Capacity: 208 g Copper per hour

 

SX Kinetics designed and manufactured this electrowinning  pilot plant for electrowinning investigations at the Toquepala copper leach - solvent extraction- electrowinning plant in Peru. The pilot plant included the following:

  • Electrowinning cell with 10 cathodes and 11 anodes

  • Rectifier with 0 to 300 amperes and 0 to 5 VDC out

  • Electrolyte tanks with teflon coated immersion heater

  • Variable speed circulation pump

 

Close-up view of the EW pilot plant

 

Electrowinning pilot plant with an electrowinning cell, anodes. cathodes, electrolyte vessels, immersion heater, circulation pump, and  rectifier.

 

EW pilot plant shown with rectifier

 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 2

 
     
 

Laboratory (bench) scale electrowinning pilot plant with solvent extraction pilot plant.

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 3

Client: Erdenet Mining Corporation
Site Location:  Erdenet, Mongolia
Plant Capacity: 60 g Copper per hour

 

SX Kinetics designed and manufactured this electrowinning  pilot plant for a copper solvent extraction project in Mongolia. This EW pilot plant was coupled to the SX pilot plant shown in the background of the photo.

     
 

Electrowinning pilot plant for a University in Moscow, Russia.

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 4

Client:  Moscow State Institute of Steel and Alloys (Technological University)
Site Location:  Moscow, Russia
Plant Capacity: 25 g Copper per hour

 

SX Kinetics designed and manufactured this electrowinning  pilot plant for a University in Moscow, Russia. This EW pilot plant was coupled to the continuous leaching and SX pilot plant as shown at:

Laboratory SX Plant 6

     
 

Electrowinning pilot plant with 1000 amp rectifier and cell having 8 cathodes and 9 anodes.

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 5

Client:  IMPRC
Site Location:  Tehran, Iran
Plant Capacity: 1,250 g Copper per hour

 

SX Kinetics, Inc. designed and manufactured this electrowinning pilot plant for the electrowinning of copper, cobalt, and nickel.

     
 

An electrowinning pilot plant for the recovery of copper from an ore body in Israel.

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 6

Client: Arava Mines Ltd
Site Location: Southern, Israel
Plant Capacity: 30 g Copper per hour

 

SX Kinetics, Inc. designed and manufactured this laboratory scale electrowinning pilot plant for a copper project in Israel.

     
 

Electrowinning pilot plant for the production of zinc from electric arc furnace (EAF) dust.

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 7

Client: Immanuel Technological Solutions
Site Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
Plant Capacity: 180 g Zinc per hour

 

This laboratory electrowinning pilot plant was designed and manufactured by SX Kinetics for a project to recover zinc from EAF (electric arc furnace) dust.

     
 

Copper electrowinning pilot plant for a project in Peru.

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 8

Client: Minera Pampa de Cobre
Site Location: Arequipa, Peru
Plant Capacity: 28 kg copper per day

 

This electrowinning pilot plant was designed and manufactured by SX Kinetics for a copper heap leaching / solvent extraction / electrowinning project in Southern Peru.

     
 

Copper electrowinning pilot plant for a project in Peru.

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 9

Client: Rio Tinto & SNC Lavalin
Site Location: Northern Peru
Plant Capacity: 80 kg copper per day

 

This electrowinning pilot plant was designed and manufactured by SX Kinetics for a copper heap leaching / solvent extraction / electrowinning project in Northern Peru.

     
 

Electrowinning demostration plant for the production of copper from waste rock in Kazakhstan.

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 10

Client: Sary Kazna LLP
Site Location: Kounrad, Kazakhstan
Plant Capacity: 240 kg per day copper

 

This electrowinning pilot plant was designed and manufactured by SX Kinetics for a copper heap leaching / solvent extraction / electrowinning project in Kounrad (near Balqash), Kazakhstan. This electrowinning plant was couple to our solvent extraction plant:

Portable / Modular SX Plant 7

     
 

Rectifier for a gold electrowinning cell for production of gold.

Client:  C.V. Geodrill Indonesia
Site Location: Indonesia
Plant Capacity: 140 kg per day of gold

 

SX Kinetics provided this gold electrowinning plant to a mining company in Indonesia.

 

Rectifier for electrowinning of Gold

 
 

Gold electrowinning cell with 15 cathodes and 16 anodes.

 
 

Electrowinning cell for Gold

 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 11

 
     
 

Carbon adsorption and electrowinning of gold.

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 12

Client: Private Individual
Site Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Plant Capacity: 20 kg gold per month

 

This electrowinning pilot plant was designed and manufactured by SX Kinetics for production of gold from a placer deposit in Tanzania. The process consisted of vat leaching with NaCN followed by carbon adsorption and electrowinning onto steel wool cathodes.

     
 

Gold electrowinning pilot plant for a project in Mexico.

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 13

Client: Pacific Comex
Site Location: Sonora, Mexico
Plant Capacity: 1 kg gold per week

 

This electrowinning pilot plant was designed and manufactured by SX Kinetics for a project in northern Mexico. The process consisted of heap leaching with NaCN followed by direct electrowinning onto steel wool cathodes.

     
 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 14

Client: Metric PC Systems

Site Location: Texas, USA

Plant Capacity: 100 mL per minute

 

A prototype electrolysis cell has manufactured as per the customer’s detail. The prototype cell was used for generation of chlorine gas for cobalt oxidation.

     
 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 15

Client: Soltin Investments Inc.

Site Location: Cuba

Plant Capacity: 100 kg gold per week

 

SX Kinetics’ designed and manufactured a gold electrowinning production plant for a mine in Cuba. The plant electrowins gold onto re-useable stainless steel cathodes.

     
 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 16

Client: ITS Science & Medical PTE Ltd.

Site Location: Indonesia

Plant Capacity: 25 g Copper per hour

 

SX Kinetics designed and manufactured this electrowinning pilot plant for a customer in Indonesia.

     
 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 17

Client: Rio Tinto

Location: Utah, USA

Capacity: 240 kg copper per day

 

This electrowinning pilot plant was designed and manufactured by SX Kinetics for a copper heap leaching / solvent extraction / electrowinning project in Utah, USA.

 

 

 
 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 18

 

Client: Technology Innovation

Location: Saudi Arabia

Capacity: 1 kg gold per week

 

This electrowinning pilot plant was designed and manufactured by SX Kinetics for a gold agitation leaching / electrowinning project in Saudi Arabia. 

 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 19

 

Client: Comprominsa

Location: Bolivia

Capacity: 2.5 kg gold per week

 

This electrowinning plant was designed and manufactured by SX Kinetics for production of gold from carbon adsorption / elution. The plant was manufactured from stainless steel so that it can be operated at high temperature. 

 

 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 20

 

Client: E.M.S.Manufactoring

Location: USA

Capacity: 2.5 kg gold per week

 

This electrowinning plant was designed and manufactured by SX Kinetics for production of gold from a proprietary leach solution. The plant was manufactured from polypropylene.

 

 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 20

 

Client: Private Company

Location: Saudi Arabia

Capacity: 1 kg gold per week

 

This electrowinning plant was designed and manufactured by SX Kinetics for production of up to 1 kg of gold per week. The cell was manufactured from fibreglass.

 

 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 20

Client: BASF

Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA

Capacity: 0.5 kg iron per day

 

This electrowinning plant with anode diaphragms was designed and manufactured by SX Kinetics for iron electrowinning. The plant was manufactured from polypropylene.

 

 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 20

 

Client: Oro Roca

Location: Costa Rica / Nicarauga

Capacity: 2.5 kg gold per week

 

This electrowinning plant was manufactured by SX Kinetics for a gold project in Nicarauga. The plant was manufactured from fibreglass.

 

  Gold electrowinning plant for a project in Honduras.

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 21

 

Client: Cinco Precious Metals

Location: Honduras

Capacity: 2.5 kg gold per week

 

This electrowinning plant was manufactured by SX Kinetics for a gold project in Honduras. The plant was manufactured from fibreglass. 

 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 22

 

Client: Chemetics, Inc.

Location: Canada

Capacity: 1 kg Fe+3 to Fe+2 per week

 

This electrowinning plant was designed and manufactured by SX Kinetics for research into a process for the deduction of iron. 

 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 22

Client: L &  B Testing Services

Location: Ghana

Capacity: 50 kg gold per week

 

This electrowinning cell was manufactured by SX Kinetics for a gold project in Ghana. The electrowinning cell was provided with a 300 amp rectifier. 

 

For more details: EW Pilot Plant 207

Client: BASF Corp.

Location: USA

Capacity: 200 g copper per hour

 

This electrowinning cell was manufactured by SX Kinetics for a copper electrowinning research. The electrowinning cell was provided with 5 cathodes and 6 anodes.

 

     
   

 

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