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We design and manufacture pilot plant equipment for hydrometallurgical test programs to included: solvent extraction circuits, electrowinning cells with anodes, cathodes and rectifiers, leach tanks, CCD circuits, thickeners, clarifiers, agitation tanks, reactors, precipitation circuits, filtration units, crud treatment systems, and laboratory leaching, SX, EW pilot plants.

 

We Provide Hydrometallurgical Pilot Plant Equipment to Include:

  • Solvent extraction plants (see links at bottom of page)

  • Continuous and batch agitation leaching circuits

  • Heap leaching columns and larger test cribs

  • Counter-current decantation (CCD) circuits

  • Precipitation and product recovery circuits

  • Thickeners, clarifiers, and filtration equipment

  • Electrowinning circuits complete with anodes, cathodes, and rectifier

 

Pilot plant thickeners configured in a counter-current decantation circuit.

For more details: Hydromet Plant 1

Counter-Current Decantation Circuits:


SX Kinetics designed, manufactured, and installed this pilot scale CCD circuit. The circuit was mounted on a skid with individual level adjustment.

 

The circuit included 316 SS rakes, in-line helical drives, feed wells, launders, overflow weirs, and variable speed underflow pumps with VFD's.

     
 

Four cascading pilot plant thickeners configured in a counter-current decantation (CCD) circuit.

For more details: HydrometPlant 2

Thickeners and Clarifiers:


SX Kinetics designs and manufactures thickeners, clarifiers, and CCD circuits for pilot plant projects. Our pilot plant thickeners are available in 56 cm, 76 cm, 107 cm, and 135 cm diameters (22", 30",  42", and 53").

 

The thickeners come complete with stainless steel rakes, in-line helical drives, feed wells with launders (or pre-mix tanks), overflow weirs, and underflow pumps.

     
 

Three cascading agitated pilot plant tanks with immersion heaters configured for a pilot plant precipitation circuit.

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 3

Precipitation Circuits:


SX Kinetics designs and manufactures precipitation circuits for pilot plant projects using baffled polyethylene tanks with variable speed in-line helical mixer motors coupled to efficient hydrofoil impellers. 

 

The circuit can include temperature and pH control. Our tanks are available in 25 to 2080 L capacity (7 to 550 US gallons).

     
 

SX feed, scrub solution, and strip solution feed tanks for a solvent extraction pilot plant.

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 4

Feed and Reagent Tanks:


SX Kinetics designed, manufactured, and installed these feed and reagent tanks for a pilot plant project. Float valves, calibration tubes, and tank stands were provided. Level transmitters or indicators can be provided.

 

Our tanks are available in 25 to 2080 L capacity (7 to 550 US gallons)

     
 

Skid mounted SX pilot plant feed delivery system with an SX feed tank, immersion heater, SX feed pump, filtration unit, and a calibration tube.

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 5

Feed and Filtration Unit:


SX Kinetics designed and manufactured this SX feed and filtration unit for a proto-type solvent extraction plant.

 

The system included a float valve (in order to maintain constant level in the tank, a 100 kW immersion heater, calibration tube, feed pump, and a duplex filtration unit with manifold piping, valves, and gauges.

     
 

Anodes and copper hanger bars for an electrowinning pilot plant.

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 6

Pb-Ca-Sn Anodes:

SX Kinetics manufactured and assemble 60 anodes for a copper electrowinning pilot plant.

 

The anodes were manufactured from rolled lead alloy containing calcium, tin, and aluminium.

     
 

Crud treatment tanks for a solvent extraction pilot plant process.

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 7

Crud Treatment Circuit:

SX Kinetics designed and manufactured a crud treatment circuit for treatment of crud from a copper solvent extraction process.

 

The circuit included a crud treatment tank with immersion heaters, pre-coat make-up tank, pumps, filter press, and a filtrate receiver tank.

     
 

Conductivity indicator probes for determination of phase continuity or position of interface in a solvent extraction process.

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 8

Conductivity Indicator:

SX Kinetics manufactures these Conductivity Indicators, that are used to determine the phase continuity in the mixers, the position of the interface in the settlers, or to determine the accumulation of an aqueous phase in the bottom of an organic tank.

 

The Conductivity Indicator can be graduated in either inches or centimeters for direct measurement of the depth of organic phase.

     
 

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 9

Solution Holding Tanks:

SX Kinetics manufactured these solution holding tanks and an over flow tank for a client in Ottawa, Canada.

     
 

Holding tank with secondary containment.

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 10

Solution Holding Tanks:

SX Kinetics manufactured this solution holding tank with a secondary containment tank for the Canadian Government's printing shop

     
 

SX feed, scrub solution, strip solution, and organic feed tanks with metering pumps

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 11

Laboratory Feed Delivery:

 SX Kinetics designed and manufactured this frame with aqueous feed tanks and pumps for our laboratory SX pilot plants.

     
 

Drawing of an agitation tank.

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 12

Agitation Reaction Tank:

SX Kinetics designed and manufactured this semi-conical bottom polypropylene tank with baffles and tank cover for a silver refinery.

 

The tank included inline variable speed agitator coupled to a PVC coated impeller.

 

     
 

Dish bottom agitation tanks manufactured from FRP.

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 13

Reaction Tanks:


SX Kinetics provided these FRP dish bottom tanks for a gold hydrometallurgical process.

     
 

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 14

Filter Press:

SX Kinetics provided this 3 cubic foot filter press for filtration of silver from a silver chloride solution.

     
 

Fibreglass holding tanks.

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 15

Solution Holding Tanks:

SX Kinetics manufactured four FRP solution holding tanks for holding solutions containing metal nitrates.

     
 

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 16

Filter Press:

SX Kinetics provided this 3 cubic foot filter press to a gold refinery.

     
 

EW cell tank.

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 17

EW Cell Tank:


 SX Kinetics manufactured this EW cell tank for a gold electro-refinery.

     
 

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For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 18

Filter Press:


SX Kinetics provided this 5 cubic foot filter press to a gold refinery.

     
 

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 19

Client: Royal Canadian Mint

Site Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Plant Capacity: 5 cubic feet

 

SX Kinetics provided a small filter press to a gold refinery.

     
 

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 20

Client: Royal Canadian Mint

Site Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Plant Capacity: 1000 L

 

SX Kinetics manufactured two 316 stainless steel tanks with variable speed agitators and titanium impellers for cementation of silver.

 

 

Titanium impellers for dissolving rare earth concentrates with hydrochoric acid.

For more details: Hydromet Pilot Plant 21

 

Client: Chemical Research Solutions

Site Location: TN, USA

Plant Capacity:

 

SX Kinetics designed and manufactured these titanium impellers for use with hydrochloric acid and rare earth metals.

 

     
     

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