EnviroLeach Technologies Inc. recently announced that it has completed the construction of its new laboratory in Vancouver, B.C.
The 4,200 square foot facility, which was built, to support the growing research, development, and testing of the company’s patent-pending, non-cyanide based EnviroLeach process, includes extensive lab equipment such as Agilent Technologies single element.
The laboratory is also equipped with multi-element atomic absorption spectrometers, a Spectra Arcos inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) unit and a six-channel ColdBlock digestion system.
The facility also includes a fully operational 25-kg pilot plant to test larger samples of ores, concentrates and electronic waste using the company’s proprietary, non-cyanide based EnviroLeach formula.
EnviroLeach has developed a unique, cyanide free, cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to the toxic methods currently used in the hydrometallurgical extraction of precious metals for the mining and e-waste sectors.
The patent-pending EnviroLeach process is safe, eco-friendly, and provides comparable leach kinetics to that of cyanide or acid based lixiviants on most ores, concentrates, tailings and e-waste, according to the company.