Metallurgical Services Summary by SGS

By: Met Sgs  09-12-2011
Keywords: Pilot Plant, Metallurgical Services, Pilot Plant Testing

SGS Minerals Services is recognized as the world leader in the development and demonstration of bankable and . We have practical metallurgical experience with all metals, particularly , and base metals and a wide range of . This ensures that clients can unlock the mineral wealth contained in orebodies around the world.

Founded over half-a-century ago to meet the metallurgical needs of Canada's growing mining industry, SGS Minerals Services' metallurgical group has since built upon its unique capabilities in and to emerge as an industry leader in a full range of metallurgical services. With a diversity of technical expertise that is second to none, SGS Minerals Services has carved itself an identity in the rapidly changing world of mineral and mining technology.The metallurgists, hydrometallurgists and chemical engineers at SGS Minerals Services are experienced in all of the major physical and chemical separation processes utilized in the recovery of precious, base and light metals from ores, concentrates, waste products and secondary feeds. Expertise is available in grinding, flotation, , or electrostatic separation, as well as heap, stirred tank, and bacterial leaching. Technologies such as CIP, RIP, , chemical reduction and precipitation for solution purification and product recovery, are also routinely used in integrated pilot plant testing.While the scope of its testing and consulting activities and the geographical dispersion of its clients have changed significantly since the company's early days, the commitment to excellence has not. The engineering and design criteria derived from laboratory and pilot plant testing have enabled SGS Minerals Services' clients to establish or improve metallurgical operations worldwide.

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Recognized worldwide as a premier testing and consulting organization, SGS Minerals Services serves clients in the mining, metals, minerals and environmental industries.


Hydrometallurgical Pilot Plant in Action by SGS

It is unique in that it operates in an integrated fashion, all unit operations working to provide continuous feed or product typically until the generation of a LME-grade metal. It can be at a variety of scales from < 100 kg/hr to> 1 tonne/hr. Demonstrates and confirms the flowsheet developed at the bench.