As for mineral processing programs, hydrometallurgical projects will ultimately need to undergo piloting to prove the process can run affectively in continuous/dynamic operation and meet the test objectives and criteria achieved on the bench. Considering recirculating streams, temperature effects, larger vessels, continuous flows, and potentially different chemical environments, this is by no means a lay down misère to accomplish. It takes a specialist skill set to bring all of the technical and operational parameters together for a successful outcome. ALS has that skill set with decades of experience, a massive equipment inventory, and hundreds of pilot campaigns under our belt.
All of the hydrometallurgical services outlined in the benchscale sections can be completed at pilot scale with continuous operation. As mentioned above, and assuming the requisite technical acumen, the real test of successful hydrometallurgical piloting is achieved by bringing together the following factors:
Hydrometallurgical piloting is complex and challenging but at ALS we consider it one of our strongest fortes and done right, well, it can be a lot of fun!
Hydrometallurgical testwork is always complex, and so we are happy to help walk you through the process, or meet your requirements exactly.
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Generally, no. Insurance and safety protocols typically prevent renting laboratory space and this is not part of ALS’s business model. Clients are able to visit and witness testwork but this is to observe only! Typically, clients may attend on 24/7 piloting campaigns and interact with senior staff members for Technical interactions.
Yes, Vendors and SX reagent suppliers often attend during specific bench and pilot scale testwork periods to conduct offline tests.
Yes, clients are always welcome to visit our facilities and observe samples or tests in progress. Inductions are required and other rules may apply to visitors.
Yes, if a testwork program is in progress, ALS will happily dispatch testwork products and feed samples to vendors, third party laboratories, and customers as required. Fees apply.
No, as it is not our core business and would put us in direct competition with many of our clients. We can, however, put you in contact with a range of reputable engineering providers and consultants.
Click on the above links or contact us for further information. We can integrate a full program for you if required.