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.
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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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|Size Reduction Processes|
|Spray drying||Mineral itself in suspension||Atomize, dry and homogenize the mineral into thin powder|
|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|
|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|