Afrox trial suggests ozone viability in gold processing application


Sub-Saharan Africa’s Afrox, has revealed that ozone might be a viable solution for cyanide destruction in the gold mining sector, following trials at a gold mine currently in operation in South Africa.

Although cyanide has long been identified as a hazardous and controversial chemical, to date there is no viable replacement for processing gold ore, and it continues to be a key reagent in the extraction of gold.

Due to this hazardous nature, cyanide management is at the forefront of safety concerns at mines. Now however, cyanide destruction via ozonation has been given the green light by Afrox as an ideal solution to destroy or eliminate harmful cyanide species in gold processing solutions.

With Afrox already supplying oxygen through the Goldox application to most of the mines, utilising ozone for cyanide destruction could become a very feasible process.

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