Quantum Extraction method (QX)
Koan has the exclusive license to operate the Quantum Extraction method in copper mining, which, transforming the properties of the matter, is capable to extract simultaneously oxides, mixed and primary ores, and other transition elements, from a single source.
How does it work
Through an electron pumping process QX allows to increase the solubility percentage (70 to 80%) of the material in water, no acid needed. From this process, we obtain an aqueous solution, which recovers copper and more. And as it is a water washing process, the residual waste is inert. This means spent ores with attractive values would qualify for re utilization.
Through QX method, Koan allows maximizing copper production in small and medium-sized companies in a fast, economical, and eco-friendly manner. With QX implementation miners can take advantage of their underutilized or disused infrastructure to increase copper output under a quick to deploy and low investment strategy, no need of SX nor EW, with less sulfuric acid consumption (between 30 and 50% less) and water (up to 10 times less), shorter process cycles, up to 60 days.
TRANSFORMED MATERIAL PERCENTUAL VARIATION
70-80% / 30-20%
Rich wash solution cantains all solubilized elements and material 12-22 glp Cu