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Hydrometallurgy

Metnet Hydrometallurgy infrastructure covers all unit operations from leaching to recovery of metals, TRL 5-7. However, the pilot plants of Metnet have facilities that range from laboratory scale to industrial operating environment.

Off gas treatment

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Flue gas treatment facility
ERAMET
3000 m³/h, 2m³
contact
Flue gas treatment facility
ERAMET
4000 m³/h, 200 L
contact
Gas treatment column
CEA
1 m³/h (g), 50 l/h (l)
contact

Leaching

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Inox reactor with double wall
BRGM
1-2 L/h, 20 L
PDFcontact
Inox reactor with double wall
BRGM
1-2 L/h, 50 L
PDFcontact
Inox reactor with double wall and Brogim agitator
BRGM
3 m³
PDFcontact
Reactors
ERAMET
10-50 L
contact
Stirred-tank bioleaching pilot (continuous)
BRGM
1 L/h, 3 stages, 100 L
PDFcontact
Perfectly mixed stirred tank reactor (batch)
BRGM
2000 L
PDFcontact
Leaching autoclave
CEA
10 L, 0-40 bars, 20-250 °C
PDFcontact
Distillation reactor and comprehensive glassware assembling
ERAMET
170 L, 250 °C, -1 to 0.3 bars
contact
Conitnuous chlorination facility
ERAMET
2800 g/h
contact
Pressure reactorIMN130 bar, 195 °C, reductive (hydro.) or oxidazing (oxygen, air) contact
Leaching tanksIMN0.1-2.7 m3 , 80 °C, atm. press.contact
SIMAX installation leaching/filtrationIMN100 L, 50L, 95 °C, atm. press.contact
Polymer tanks
ERAMET
20-1000 L
contact
Immersion heaters (silica) glass and stainless steel
ERAMET
450-700 mm
contact
Reactor heating mantles
ERAMET
450-1500 W
contact
Gaz mass flowmeter
ERAMET
contact

Thickening and filtration

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Belt filter
ERAMET
Filtration area 0.1 m², 15 L/h, continuous
contact
Belt filter
CEA
Filtration area 0.1 m², 5-10 kg/h, continuous
JPGcontact
Testing filtration unitIMNFiltration area: 0.1 m2, 0.1-60 L/h, discontinuous contact
Nutsche filters
ERAMET
Filtration area 0.5 m², 5-15 L/h, discontinuous
contact
Filtering and drying Nutsche filter
ERAMET
Filtration area 0.5 L/h, 5-15 L/h, discontinuous
contact
Sector filter
CEA
Filtration area 83.2 cm², 70 g/h, continuous
contact
Wringer
CEA
Filtration area 11 dm², volume: 6.6 L, discontinuous
contact
Semi-automated filter press
ERAMET
Filtration area 7.9 m², 1 m3/h
contact
Chamber-membrane filtration press
IMN
Filtration area: 2.5-12 m2, 0.1-3 m3/h, discontinuous contact
Counter current decantation facility
ERAMET
2.5 * 0.19 m (h*d), 15 L/h
contact
Thickener
ERAMET
70 L, continous
contact
ThickenersERAMET
100-250 L, continous
contact
Thickeners
ERAMET
70-300 L, continous
contact

Precipitation/crystallization

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Climate test chamber
ERAMET
150 L
contact
Precipitation reactor
CEA
70 g/h, continuous
contact

Solvent extraction

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Mixer-settler
CEA
300-500 mL/h, volume of extractor 25 mL/stage: 6 mL (mixing) + 19 mL (settling)
PDFcontact
Mixer-settler
CEA
5 L/h, volume of extractor 9 mL/stage: 2 mL (mixing) + 7 mL (settling)
PDFcontact
Mixer-settler
CEA
5 L/h, volume of extractor 250 mL/stage: 50 mL (mixing) + 200 mL (settling)
PDFcontact
Pulsed column
CEA
5 L/h, volume of extractor 3-5 L
PDFcontact
Mixer-settler
CEA
6 L/h, volume of extractor 300 mL/stage
PDFcontact
Mixer-settler
CEA
10 L/h, volume of extractor 14 mL/ stage: 4 mL (mixing) + 10 mL (settling)
PDFcontact
Pulsed column
CEA
20 L/h, volume of extractor 15 L
PDFcontact
Mixer-settler
ERAMET
2 L/h, mixer volume 0.065 L, settler volume 0.195 L
contact
Mixer-settler
ERAMET
3 L/h, 16 mixing chambers 250 mL, 16 settling tanks 460 mL
contact
Mixer-settler
ERAMET
10 L/h, 20 mixing chambers 680 mL, 20 settling tanks 1280 mL
contact
Mixer-settler
ERAMET
60 L/h, mixing chamber 2 L, settling tank 11 L
contact
Mixer-settler type installation
IMN
1-20 L/h (organics + aqueous), aqueous flowrate= 0.1-10 L/h, 12 mixer-settlers
contact

Ion exchange

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Column and connection accessories
CEA5 L/h (various size)
contact
Column and connection accessories
ERAMET
various size
contact
Set of ion exchange columnsIMN4 columns, 45 mm diameter, 1500 mm heightcontact

Evaporation

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
SIMAX vaccum evaporator
IMN
15 L, efficiency 5 L/h
contact

Electro winning + electro refining

Name of equipmentCompanyDimensions and max capacityDetailsContact
Electrowinning and electrorefining installation IMN2*20 dm3, 20 A, 80 °Ccontact
Electrowinning and electrorefining installation IMN10*2.5 dm3, 50 A, 80 °Ccontact