Metal Solvent Extraction

Metal solvent extraction

From the copper mines of Chile to mining sites across the world, we have developed global expertise for choosing the right fluid to effectively extract valuable metals.

Escaid™ hydrocarbon diluents are used as diluents for the solvent extraction of minerals including copper, nickel, cobalt, uranium and zinc. Formulators are able to take advantage of a product slate to create tailored extraction solutions.

Applications and benefits

The Escaid portfolio features grades with low viscosities, high flash points and low evaporation rates to offer the right balance of good flow and phase separation with minimal diluent losses and reduced fire risk. Diluents with low aromatic content and high flash points also help enhance worker safety and meet stringent environmental requirements compared to kerosene-type aromatic-containing diluent.

  • High purity and product consistency
  • Reduced diluent losses
  • Improved safety at high temperature conditions
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