YAVA TECHNOLOGIES INC.
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|20130272949||TRANSITION METAL COMPOUND PARTICLES AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION - A method of preparing insoluble transition metal compound particles is described, comprising: providing a transition metal salt solution having the formula (TM)(S) wherein TM is one or more of Mn, Ni, Co, Mg, Zn, Ca, Sr, Cu, Zr, P, Fe, Al, Ga, In, Cr Ge or Sn; providing a source of a carbonate-, hydroxide-, phosphate-, oxyhydroxide- or oxide-based anionic compound wherein the anionic component, represented by S′, is reactive with TM to form the particles; adding the transition metal salt solution and anionic compound to a reaction chamber; and subjecting the chamber to sonication at an intensity of about 0.1 to about 50 W/mL. In an exemplary embodiment, MnCO||10-17-2013|
|20130216456||SELECTIVE LEACH RECOVERY OF ZINC FROM A COMPOSITE SULPHIDE ORE DEPOSIT, TAILINGS, CRUSHED ORE OR MINE SLUDGE - Zinc and lead are usually concomitantly present in Zn—Pb ores and tailings. A novel non-polluting hydrometallurgical process for selectively leaching and recovering zinc (Zn) from a composite lead (Pb) and zinc sulphide containing mineral, crushed untreated rock or unconsolidated mineral particles, mill tailings and/or agglomerated or unagglomerated sulphidic zinc containing waste material without necessitating smelting and refining operation has been developed. A combination of selected oxidant and alkali metal hydroxide has been found effective. A leachant consisting of e.g. a mixture of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) is employed to selectively dissolve zinc sulphide at high pH at standard temperature and pressure (STP). The kinetics of leaching along with the effect of varying concentration (preferably of sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite) were systematically investigated. Feed ore containing diverse set of minerals e.g. sulphides and carbonates can also be conveniently treated to selectively and almost quantitatively recover zinc as high purity zinc carbonate. This technology can be employed either in-situ or ex-situ based on the amenability of a particular type of mineral deposit or feed ore.||08-22-2013|
|20120177551||SELECTIVE LEACH RECOVERY OF MINERALS FROM COMPOSITE ORES - Calcium (Ca), manganese (Mn) and magnesium (Mg) carbonate plus lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) sulphide minerals in a permeable host, crushed ore, concentrates or as mine discharge tailing are selectively solution mined (in-situ or ex-situ) with a selected acid e.g. acetic acid to extract Ca, Mn, and Mg followed by multivalent oxidizing salts e.g. ferric salts to extract Pb and Zn sequentially. For in-situ leaching, an inter relationship has been identified between pressure, temperature, target depth and leachate concentration such that carbonate leaching is performed in a manner to prevent carbon dioxide gas (CO||07-12-2012|