The loss of platinum group metals from the catalyst gauze during the production of nitric acid is influenced by a number of key factors, these being, the properties of the catalyst alloys, the operating conditions (temperature and pressure), technical control and the structure of the gauze design. These factors alongside the specific plant production and loss data will determine what recoveries can be achieved.
Cleaning a nitic acid plant and successfully recovering precious metal catalyst requires a combination of technical expertise, application and in-depth knowledge of plant operations; an understanding of the challenges faced by the producer.
PGM Technologies are unique within the service industry by bringing together a team of skilled professional that have worked extensively within each of these key areas. This depth of industry knowledge and expertise, Commercial Sales, Refining and Logistical Operations allows PGM Technologies to present a comprehensive proposal to a global client base without limitation.
Over the last 18 years PGM Technologies have been a specialist service provider to the nitric acid industry, providing technical plant cleaning services, the recovery of spent catalyst and plant optimisation guidance. With a global client base PGM Technologies have compiled an extensive database, mapping trends in production, PGM losses and recovery, this being of intrinsic value when locating potential rich deposits of precious metal for recovery.
Both our commercial and technical services team work alongside the client to establish the viability of the scope of works. During these discussions other considerations will be highlighted in order to maximise the effectiveness of the project and recoveries achieved. Such revisions are of course subject to the customer’s timeframe and operational demands.
As with any commercial consideration it is a balance of risk, investment and achievable revenue for the period, our team of commercial and technical experts will help guide clients to make an informed decision. PGM Technologies have a number of commercial options tailored to meet the customer’s needs, this supported by our Global Facilities Management Team.
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