created its own Cyanide Detox Group by combining its extensive experience from a wide installation base of Inline Leach Reactors with expertise from world-renowned cyanide detox expert Randy J. Agius.
Cyanide detox technology is used to ensure the plant effluent from any cyanide process meets world environmental standards for cyanide and metals within the tailings impoundment or for discharge into the environment. Cyanide detox is becoming increasingly important as environmental restrictions are being put in place in the mining industry.
Since its inception in July this year, Gekko’s Cyanide Detox Group has seen over 30 enquiries worldwide from companies requiring assistance with detox facilities at both greenfield and brownfield projects. Gekko has provided consultations to optimise these detox circuits through detailed test work programs and technical consulting in addition to providing input on detox plant design and flow sheets for greenfield projects.
Gekko’s existing metallurgical facility in Ballarat and its Canadian laboratory are fully equipped to undertake detox testing protocols developed by Randy J. Agius, the Vice President of the Cyanide Detox Group. Test work protocols being utilised include SO2/Air, peroxide or Caro's Acid, and have been developed for client requirements. All protocols used ensure metal and cyanide discharge limits meet permit levels or company standards.