Chemists from the University of Amsterdam have uncovered a new catalystic method that will remove cyanide ions from industrial wastewater.
This heterogeneous catalyst was tested and proved to reduce cyanide concentrations of up to 90% within minutes from chemical plant wastewater. Testing shows promise that up to 99.9% of cyanide can be achieved.
Because the patent on the catalyst is pending, no further details are available. The only thing that is known is that it is a cost-effective process made of compounds that are inexpensive enough that it can easily be applied to large-scale processes.
The compound was found for steel mills; however, it appears that it can be used for more. It has also been tested and proven to work for precious-metals as well. A test in the gold and silver industries has shown that the compound is 99.9% effective there as well.
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