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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
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.
Industrially, Sodium Cyanide is made by reacting hydrogen cyanide with sodium hydroxide. It can also be produced by the Castner process in which sodium amide is reacted with carbon at high