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The Need For On-Site Gas Production in Mining

  The most important industrial gases needed for metals processing in the mining industry are Oxygen, Nitrogen and Hydrogen.   Oxygen is needed for the following processes: Gold leaching Oxy-fuel for furnaces Refining Furnace lancing Water treatment   Hydrogen is used for: Welding Cutting metals Platinum refining Nickel production Heat treating application Annealing Furnace brazing […]

What are the most common gas types?

  Argon Argon makes up approximately 1% of the Earth’s atmosphere. It is the third noble gas. Argon is chemically inert and is colourless and odourless in both its liquid and gas forms. Argon is used when an inert atmosphere is required. This is needed in the production of some reactive elements including titanium. Argon […]

How Is Wastewater Treated?

How Is Wastewater Treated?   We are very fortunate to live in a time when we have so many products that make our lives easier and more comfortable. However, it does come at a price. One of the byproducts is wastewater. This can be in the form of runoff on wet roads, shower water, water […]

Oxygen Cleaning

What Is Oxygen Cleaning?   Contaminants within a system that uses oxygen can pose serious risks. If dirty industrial equipment is used in an oxygen rich environment, fire, or explosion, could result. When equipment is used for medical purposes, oxygen cleaning removes contaminants that can cause physical harm.   Fire There are three things that […]

The Most Common Gas Types

What are the most common gas types?   Argon Argon makes up approximately 1% of the Earth’s atmosphere. It is the third noble gas. Argon is chemically inert and is colourless and odourless in both its liquid and gas forms. Argon is used when an inert atmosphere is required. This is needed in the production […]

Oxygen in Gold Mining

Why is oxygen needed in gold mining? Mines use oxygen in a process called cyanide leaching. This process is used to extract gold from the ore. It uses pressure oxidation and cyanidation. Using oxygen increases recovery of gold and reduces the costs created by cyanide as well as reducing waste. Increasing Gold Recovery Using more […]