Superior & Sustainable Metals Production
The Intec Process was originally developed by Intec Ltd, which spent over US$70m advancing the technology to commercial readiness.
As appropriate to the systematic approach to the development of new technology, Intec advanced the development through a progression of operations of increasing scale: first small laboratory (beaker) trials, then larger laboratory (tank, batch and semi-continuous) trials, then pilot plant operations and demonstration plant. Collectively, these have developed approximately ten years of operating experience.
Operations have included:
1994-1995: Intec Copper Process, 3 pilot plant campaigns (~9 months), Chatswood, Sydney Australia
1998-2000: Intec Copper Process, demonstration plant (~18 months), St Peters, Sydney Australia
2004: Intec Gold Process, pilot plant, Brookvale, Sydney Australia
2005-2008: Intec Zinc Process, demonstration plant (~18 months), Burnie, Australia
2006: Intec Copper Process, electrowinning cell demonstration scale, Sydney University, Australia
2010-2013: Intec Zinc/Lead Process, commercial waste recycling operations, Burnie Australia
2011: Intec Zinc Process, spent pickle liquor (SPL) recycling commercial-scale trial, Burnie Australia
2013-2014 (planned): Intec Zinc Process, pilot plant, Iran. Following the completion of a successful laboratory assessment and Conceptual Study in early 2011, Intec International Projects signed an agreement for a comprehensive testwork and engineering programme for the IZMDC in Iran to combine the Intec Process and existing technology to extract and recover zinc, lead and silver from 25,000tpa of minerals processing waste.
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