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High-efficient Clean Processesfor Mineral Resource

Fundamental Research and Platform Technology for the SMS Hydrometallurgical Processes

 

Originally developed by IPE, the sub—molten salts (SMS) are unconventional media with high chemical reactivity when treating refractory mineral ores ot amphoterlcmetalsExtensive fundamental research has been carried out in developing a genericreaction platform for highly efficient and clean treatment of strategic mineralresources containing amphoteric metals, including chromiumaluminum, titanium and vanadium, using SMS technologies. Advanced instrumentation technique featuringthe combination of linear and nonlinear spectroscopy with electrochemicalmanipulation has been established to study the physicochemical properties andreactivity in SMS in-situ, as schematically shown in figure below.

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