Pumping solutions for mining and metal and mineral processing

Companies in the mining, metal and minerals sector all over the world rely on LEWA pumps and systems in their processes.

From the explosives manufacturing, ore extraction and metal and mineral recovery to effluents treatment and final product finishing, our solutions have helped our clients to save energy and consumables while keeping high operational safety and low cost of ownership.

Solutions for the mining industry and metal and mineral processing

Our qualified equipment for mining and metal and mineral processing allows us to comply with all requirements in these industries. We offer EPC companies, operators, and end-users our complete portfolio of high-end metering, process and centrifugal pumps and pumping systems.

When developing our solutions we take industry standards as well as your requirements and circumstances into consideration. Wide range of pressures and flows, hermetically sealed units, high efficiency design and extreme safety are a matter of course for LEWA. We offer you a safe tool for ore extraction, treatment and finishing in the form of our pumps and systems. For example, with features as sandwich PTFE diaphragm for maximum pumping safety of cyanides and sulfuric acids, ensuring maximum cost-efficiency! 

Our many years of experience mean that we are able to offer international engineering and project expertise to assist you in all phases of your project.

Count on an experienced supplier – LEWA!

LEWA triplex process pump


Usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, and reef or placer deposit. This ores recovered by mining include metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, limestone, chalk, dimension stone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay.

LEWA pumps and pumping systems are used to handle any chemical fluid applied in the extraction, processing and finishing of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth.

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Process Chemicals Purpose
Size Reduction Processes
Spray drying Mineral itself in suspension Atomize, dry and homogenize the mineral into thin powder
Separation Processes
Leaching Acid water Lixiviant for copper, nickel and other metals
Activated Carbon Gold extraction via adsorption of gold cyanide solution
Anhydrous Ammonia Lixiviant for nickel. Precipitant in uranium extraction
Acqua Regia Melting of palladium, gold and platinum
Caustic Soda (Liquor & Pearl) Elution stripping of gold adsorbed onto activated carbon
Ferrous Sulphate Cyanide detoxification in gold mining process
Hydrochloric Acid Pre‑elution treatment of activated carbon in gold mining
Lead Nitrate Accelerator in gold cyanidation
Sodium Bisulphite (SBS) Cyanide detoxification in gold mining
Sodium Chlorate Oxidant in uranium extraction
Sodium Cyanide Gold extraction using cyanidation heap leach, CIP or CIL processes
Sodium Metabisulphite (SMBS) Cyanide detoxification in gold mining
Sulfuric Acid Lixiviant in copper and nickel mining. Cyanide destruction in gold mining
Flotation Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate Activator for sphalerite (ZnS), pyrite (FeS2) in base metal ores
Lead Nitrate Activator for stibnite (Sb2S3) in antimony ores
DSPcollectors Range of specialty collectors
Potassium Amyl Xanthate (PAX) Strong, unselective collector
Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) Weak, highly selective collector
Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) Good general purpose collector
Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Selective collector with higher recovery than SEX
Dextrin Depressant for talc and gangue minerals in base metal ores
Guar Gum Organic Acid gangue depressant for orescontaining oxide minerals
Depressant for carbon and galena (PbS) minerals in base metal ores 
Depressant for gangue minerals, particularly silicate in base metal ores
Sodium Cyanide Depressant for base metal ores
Sodium Metabisulphite (SMBS) Dispersant and pH control
Sodium Sulphite Range of specialty frothers
Zinc Sulphate Wide application general purpose frother
Soda Ash Sulfidising agent for oxide minerals
DSF Frothers Sulfidising agent and depressant for base metal ores
Sodium Hydrosulphide Gold precipitation
Dewatering Aluminium Sulphate Inorganic flocculant for water treatment
Ferric Chloride Inorganic flocculant for water treatment
Ferric Sulphate Inorganic flocculant for water treatment
Polyacrylamide Flocculants Range of nonionic, anionic and cationic polymers for thickening applications
Refining Processes
Converting Coal in suspension Coal refinement through liquefaction
Solvents Vehicle for suspension
Oil Vehicle for suspension
Phenols By-product of the conversion process
Ammonia By-product of the conversion process
Hydrogen sulfide By-product of the conversion process
Hydrocyanic acid By-product of the conversion process
H2S scavenger Agent to reduce the presence of sulfur(corrosive)in the process
Paraffin Final product
Alcohols Final product

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