Cyclone electrowinning technology has a number of significant advantages over conventional electrowinning as a simple, single step method for treating these solutions and overcoming the requirement to return the contained copper to the process. The key benefits;
- The Cyclone Electro-winning technology is capable of application at significantly higher current densities than applied in conventional tanks. The result is a substantial increase in production rate per square meter of cathode and resultant lowering in capital costs.
- From an engineering point of view, the Cyclone Electro-winning circuit is extremely simple and has few moving parts. It is modular in construction and suits progressive installation/expansion and ease of relocation.
- The operating windows under which the technology maintains high current efficiency and product quality are extremely broad – with one of the technology’s inherent features being its capability to electro winning metals efficiently down to very low concentrations.
- The cell is totally enclosed and does not result in an ‘acid mist’ problem – with consequent and potentially significant savings in capital cost in building and infrastructure.