New Catalyst Removes Cyanide from Wastewater

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New Catalyst Removes Cyanide from Wastewater | F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems

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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