A feasibility study conducted by CyPlus in its laboratories in Germany shows that the Cold Caro’s Acid process outperforms other effluent-treatment systems. Basing its decision on the feasibility study and the basic engineering package, Jaguar chose to install the CyPlus system for generating Cold Caro’s Acid. Besides keeping cyanide levels in check, the system is highly efficient in regard to hydrogen peroxide and sulfuric acid consumption.
“We require low cyanide discharge levels for our operations and it is essential to perform this economically,” said Mauro Salim, project manager for both of the Jaguar Mining operations. “With the CyPlus Cold Caro’s Acid systems, we expect to reduce reagent consumption by more than 30%, achieving the same low cyanide levels of 10 ppm or better. The results from the commissioning phase indicate that we made the right choice.”
This Cyplus process is especially suitable for treating cyanide-containing effluents from ore processing operations in order to comply with stringent limits such as those set by the International Cyanide Management Code, the World Bank, and local authorities.
CyPlus is a world leader in cyanides. The wholly owned Evonik group subsidiary supplies products to customers in the mining, chemical, pharmaceutical, and surface treatment industries. The company meets the extensive and strict requirements of the international gold mining industry as a supplier of cyanides in accordance with the provisions of the "International Cyanide Management Code" (ICMC).
For more information, visit www.cyplus.com.