Metal solvent extraction
ExxonMobil has decades of expertise in developing and choosing the right diluent for the solvent extraction (SX) of metals from minerals.
The Escaid™ fluids portfolio features product grades with low viscosities, high flash points and low evaporation rates specifically designed for solvent extraction mining and battery recycling operations. This versatility offers the right balance of good flow and phase separation with minimal diluent losses, and reduced fire risk relative to high flash kerosene alternatives. Escaid diluents with low aromatic content and high flash points pose low risk to worker safety and are readily biodegradable and not expected to cause toxic effects in the environment.
Key potential benefits of using Escaid™ diluents in SX
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High-performance diluents for metal extraction
Escaid™ diluents are used in metal extraction. They provide higher flash point, lower vapor pressure and much lower aromatic content to the mining industry compared to traditional kerosene extraction diluents. Main metals extracted include copper, nickel and uranium. Escaid diluents are available in Escaid™ 110, Escaid™ 115 and Escaid™ 120.