Stirred tank reactors under continuous atmospheric operating conditions fulfill an important key function for many gassed hydrometallurgical leaching processes such as:

  • Bioleaching reactors
  • Direct leaching
  • Pre-oxidation tanks
  • Cyanide detoxification
  • Arsenic removal
  • Iron precipitation
  • Gassed chloride leach, e.g. for the nickel matte processing
  • Recovery of Scandium and rare earth elements (with SO2 gas)
  • Production of battery-grade lithium carbonate (with CO2 gas)

Apart from realizing “economies of scale” and implementing advances in process performance, achieving a cost optimization of such systems is a fundamental goal. Therefore EKATO has developed proprietary and unique gassing solutions the EKATO COMBIJET and EKATO COMBIJET PLUS.