Solvent Extraction Optimization

Improve Metal Mass Transfer by Stabilizing SX Circuit Using Scientific AI’s Solvent Extraction (SX) application uses real-time Scientific AI to guide metallurgists and operators on how to operate circuits at optimal setpoints to increase stability and increase average mass metal transfer.

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Made for Your Mining Challenges

Poor Metal Mass Transfer, with Co-Transferred Impurities

Operators don’t know in what state (phase continuity) their SX circuit is operating, due to constantly changing impurities in the feed.

How it Helps

Real-time Organic Flow Monitoring

By using real-time Scientific AI, metallurgists can monitor data and predict changes in organic-aqueous continuity in the mixers allowing control of SX circuits more efficiently.

Guide operators with the setpoints to optimize metals mass transfer with the least impact in organic and aqueous entrainments.

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What you Get

Informed Decision-Making and Increased Copper Production

Achieve your target metal mass transfer rates via the SX circuit whilst minimizing the co-transfer of undesired aqueous contaminants and organic-diluent SX reagents.

Receive recommendations on how exactly to operate each SX mixer-settler stage, so that your overall performance is optimized irrespective of shift.

Solvent Extraction Optimization in Action

The Solent Extraction Optimization application has been developed and refined over several years at multiple customer sites, creating an ‘out-of-the-box’ product that can be rapidly deployed to deliver value within weeks.

Deploying their Solvent Extraction Scientific-AI Application, the team was able to demonstrate significant value gains with a 3% improvement in average copper mass transfer 

Copper Mine

South Africa


improvement in copper mass transfer

Discover how Solvent Extraction Optimization can be applied to your operation

Mine to Market: Value Chain Optimization

Powered and connected together by the platform, the Solvent Extraction Application is one of a suite of real-time decision-making applications that use Scientific AI to optimize specific processes; from mine-to-market. 

Our Material Handling model connects these applications to drive even greater efficiency.

Our process optimization apps can be deployed on a specific process bottleneck or expanded across the entire value chain.

They are powered by our Scientific AI Decision Intelligence Platform,

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