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Ionquest®

Ionquest® is Italmatch Advanced Water Solutions Phosphorus-based range for mining and mineral processing applications. In hydrometallurgical operations, solvent extraction in one of the more common separation techniques as it frequently appears to be the ideal method of separating trace constituents from large amounts of other substances. 

Solvent extraction is the distribution of a solute (or solutes) between two immiscible liquids or phases. Solvent extraction usually takes place with aqueous and organic solutions or phases. The aqueous phase generally consists of a solute (or solutes), contaminating compounds, and acids dissolved in water. The organic phase typically consists of a diluent and the extractant. Italmatch offers a range of innovative phosphorous-based extractants to effectively separate Nickel from Cobalt, Rare Earths, Uranium, Zinc, and various other metals in industrial mining operations or recover a wide range of critical metals from lithium-ion battery recycling industries.

Mining - Ionquest Italmatch range

Also, as an alternative to liquid/liquid extraction such as carried out with Ionquest® SX reagents, in mining and refining solid-liquid extraction is also very common. This is especially suited for difficult extraction, where the concentration of the target metal is relatively low. Our current range of scavenging resins is targeting the Platinum Group Metals (PGM). Italmatch provides an innovative and patented phosphorous-based microporous resin technology for the selective removal of transition metals from industrial waste and process waters. By selectively recovering the metal content, our clients obtain a net economic advantage. 

Applications of Ionquest® range: 

  • Solvent extractants: Phosphorus-based reagents for base metal and rare earth element refining 
  • Precious Metal Scavenging: Phosphoprus-based microporous resins with unique stability and high affinity for precious metals 
  • Flotation: Specialty phosphonate collector with excellent affinity for difficult to float ores (e.g. Zirconium, REE’s, Poor or complex copper and more common transition metals 
  • Scale control 

Our portfolio includes: 

  • Ionquest® 220: Alkyl phosphoric acids – Uranium and /or rare earth extraction, Zinc extraction, Ca, Mn, Fe, Al removal before Ni/Co separation 
  • Ionquest® 801: Alkyl phosphonic acids – Cobalt/Nickel separation, rare earth separation 
  • Ionquest® 290: Alkyl phosphinic acids – Cobalt/Nickel separation, zinc extraction, uranium and rare earth extraction 
  • Ionquest® MPX 310: Designed for palladium and platinium capture from concentrated silver nitrate 
  • Ionquest® MPX 317: Designed for palladium and platinium capture from spent electrolyte 
Mining - Ionquest brand Italmatch
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