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Metal extraction: Hydrocarbon fluids ELIXORE

Total hydrocarbon fluids are used as diluents in the organic phase necessary for leaching (5 to 10% extracting agent and 80 to 90% diluent). They dilute the extraction agent and allow the extracted metal to be transferred through the various steps in the process.

ELIXORE Hydrocarbon diluents advantages:

The ELIXORE range is fully suited to the needs of the application:

  • The products’ low viscosity delivers rapid phase separation
  • Their high flash point improves safety
  • Their low vapor pressure reduces diluent loss by evaporation
  • Due to their narrow boiling range, the solutions are stable and therefore offer greater operational control.

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