Monthly Archives: February 2021
February 24, 2021
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 drums filled with steel balls. The ore is turned into powder in these drums. It then goes through a series of hydrometallurgical or pyrometallurgical processes. Hydrometallurgical processes involve the use of aqueous
February 07, 2021
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.
February 04, 2021
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.
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 of aircraft, automobiles, and other high-end goods.
February 02, 2021
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 temperature.
Sodium Cyanide Uses
February 02, 2021
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 is often used in the control of invasive plants that may appear in swimming pools. It is also used in controlled quantities in aquariums to kill off invasive snails and plants.
February 02, 2021
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.
- MIBC’s major application is in the manufacture