Core is one of the few laboratory facilities that can undertake pilot-scale electrolytic processes generating full scale electrodes as in a normal copper electrowinning operating plant. Coupled with our process development capabilities Core is well equipped to undertake the most complex electrolytic assignment. Electrowinning may also be combined with solvent extraction or solution purification and/or leaching pilots if required.
Pilot plant capacities range up to 200 kg of cathode product per day. Base metal, acid and minor impurities are closely monitored by our in-house commercial analytical laboratory. Core also has experience in pilot campaigns testing reagent additions to achieve acid mist minimisation.