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With more than 40 years of experience beginning in the copper mines of Chile, ExxonMobil Chemical has developed global expertise for choosing the right fluid to effectively extract valuable metals.
Escaid™ hydrocarbon fluids 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.
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. Fluids with low aromatic content and high flash points also help enhance worker safety and meet stringent environmental requirements.
Compared to aromatic-containing kerosene grades, dearomatized Escaid fluids provide the following advantages:
Through all stages: from design, manufacturing to product use and disposal