Role of Chemicals in Gold Mining, Processing and Recovery
At Camachem we assist gold mining companies source the right type and grade of chemicals for their gold mining process. In order to assist you source the right chemicals, we provide an overview of key gold mining and processing chemicals.
Extracting value of gold is not just about removing the gold-bearing rock from the ground. This is just the first step in the process of mining gold. Complex extraction processes are involved in the isolation of pure gold from the rock. First, the large chunks of rock are broken down. With the help of crushers, the ore is reduced to tiny pieces. It turns into gravel-like material and which is then entered into rotating
What Is Dicalcium Phosphate?
Dicalcium Phosphate is the sodium salt that is derived from phosphate rock through a simple chemical reaction between sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and phosphoric acid (H3PO4)
Dicalcium Phosphate is an industrial chemical with multiple uses. The most popular uses of this chemical are in animal feeds, and fertilizers and they are often used in food industries. Dicalcium Phosphate is also known as mono-dicalcium phosphate and monocalcium phosphate.
Dicalcium is often used in the processes of making fertilizers and in foods as a preservative.
What Is Epoxy Resin?
Epoxy Resin is a specially used chemical widely involved in the manufacturing of different products including adhesives, plastics, paints, coatings, sealers, and primers. It is also used in manufacturing other materials used in the construction and building industry. Epoxy Resin is a polyether made from many monomer units.
Uses of Epoxy Resin:
Epoxy Resin is the result of the reaction between epichlorohydrin (ECH) and bisphenol-A (BPA). It is available in solid and liquid states.
- Industrial and automotive manufacturers use Epoxy coatings because of their heat resistant nature.
- Used as high-performance adhesive in construction
What is Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol ?
Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is a flammable, crystal clear organic chemical compound. This chemical is a liquid imitative of acetone, with a pungent odour like that of alcohol. It has specific solubility in water, but it is mixable with most organic solvents. It has a good dissolvent power for diffusing cellulose, oils, natural resins, gums and waxes. It may also be used as a dormant dissolvent within a solvent blend to adjust performance attributes for instance curing/drying and flow/viscosity.
What are the uses of Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol / MIBC?
- Used as a solvent only in industrial manufacturing processes.
What is copper sulfate pentahydrate?
Copper sulfate pentahydrate (CuSO4.5H2O) is a chemical with multiple uses. Copper sulfate pentahydrate has other trading names which include Bluestone (Pentahydrate) and Blue vitriol (pentahydrate). It is a chemical that appears as a blue powder or crystalline granules. It is odorless, non-combustible and turns white when dehydrated. It also has a nauseating metallic taste.
Copper sulfate pentahydrate Uses
- Copper sulfate pentahydrate is often used in the control of invasive plants that may appear in swimming pools. It is also used in controlled quantities
What is Sodium Cyanide.?
Sodium Cyanide is a mining chemical made up of the elements sodium, cyanide, and carbon. Sodium Cyanide is also known as Cyanogran. It is a white, water soluble solid with the chemical formula NaCN. The chemical comes in the form Sodium Cyanide 98%. This chemical has many commercial uses but primarily it is used for the extraction of gold in mining industries.
Sodium Cyanide Uses
Sodium Cyanide is an extremely useful chemical. It is a mining chemical most popularly used to extract gold and
What is Ferric Chloride?
Ferric Chloride is an industrial chemical made up of the elements iron and chlorine. It is also known as Iron(III) Chloride and its chemical formula is FeCl3. The chemical comes in two forms Ferric Chloride 40% and Ferric Chloride Anhydrous 96%. The latter is purer than ferric chloride 40%. This chemical has multiple uses but primarily it is used for purification of water and wastewater treatment often used by water treatment or food and beverage industries.
Ferric Chloride Uses
What is Sodium Hypochlorite?
Sodium hypochlorite is a disinfectant chemical with multiple uses. The most popular uses of this chemical are for household bleach, and it is often used in the public health industry. Sodium hypochlorite is also known as antiformin, bleach, and chloride of soda. Sodium hypochlorite comes in both anhydrous and pentahydrate forms. The anhydrous sodium hypochlorite form is highly unstable and has the potential to decompose in an explosion. The pentahydrate form is far less dangerous but stills reacts with carbon dioxide to form sodium carbonate and with metals such as zinc to create a hydroxide. Sodium hypochlorite is often used in the process of making household bleach and is one of the most popular bleaches in the market.
What Is Sodium Carbonate?
Sodium carbonate is an industrial chemical with multiple uses. The most popular uses of this chemical are in the making of coloring dyes and agents, fertilizers and synthetic detergents. It is also used to improve and treat the water of fresh bodies of water. Sodium carbonate is also known as soda or soda ash.
Use of Sodium Carbonate
There are various uses of sodium carbonate, and the usage of the chemical depends on the form.
- Soda ash light is highly soluble, and therefore very useful in various manufacturing reaction processes.
- It is
What Is Hydrogen Peroxide?
Hydrogen peroxide is an antiseptic chemical with multiple uses. The most popular uses of this chemical are as an antiseptic for mild cuts and wounds, and hydrogen peroxide is most often used in medicine, first aid, and dentistry. Hydrogen peroxide is also known as dihydrogen dioxide and oxygenated water, although these names are not commonly used.
Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide
- The most prevalent use of hydrogen peroxide is as an antiseptic. As previously mentioned, it is used to kill harmful bacteria and infectants in mild cuts or wounds.
- Another use of this chemical is in the industrial field. The papermaking industry uses hydrogen peroxide for the bleaching of wood pulps.