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Environmentally friendly, efficient hydrometallurgy solutions for the recovery of metals from ores, concentrates, and recycled or residual materials. Find out more.

Environmentally friendly, efficient hydrometallurgy solutions for the recovery of metals from ores, concentrates, and recycled or residual materials.

Sustainable hydrometallurgy processes are applied to the recovery of the major industrial metals, including copper, gold, nickel, manganese, uranium, zinc, lead, cobalt and new-generation metals, such as lithium, rare earths and vanadium.

We provide solid, reliable, reputable, independent hydrometallurgy solutions for the evaluation of leaching, solution purification and metal recovery systems from bench to pilot scale.

Our hydrometallurgy processes include:

  • Atmospheric tank, heap and VAT and Pressure leaching (POX, HiPAL) in either acidic or basic conditions
  • Solution purification and metal recovery systems, such as solvent extraction, ion exchange, resin in pulp, resin in solution and electrowinning
  • Refining or intermediate metal precipitation
  • Lithium-ion battery recycling
  • Polymetallic sea nodules
  • Carbon capture

Why SGS?

As the global leader in minerals and materials testing, our metallurgical and process designs have provided thousands of companies with effective hydrometallurgy flowsheets and practical technical solutions to processing challenges. We provide the processing industry with innovative approaches that create the next generation of hydrometallurgical process plants.

Get in touch today to dive deeper into our full range of hydrometallurgy solutions.

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