While improvements have been made to the extraction of vital minerals and metals from mined ore, small but significant amounts of desired minerals and metals remain unrecoverable due to the limits of mining processes.
Periodic Products’ polymer technology allows these valuable metals to recovered, even at concentrations previously thought unattainable. Our Chelok® metal-binding polymers can be used to increase yields of existing extraction processes. The broad pH metal-binding range of these polymer compounds make them ideal for such low-pH processes.
Further, increasing the yield of existing extraction and recovery processes will decrease the environmental impact of mining. The need for additional mining sites is reduced as existing operations become more efficient, and the cleaning of process- and wastewater is significantly enhanced.