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Projects

Projects in development

Among the featured projects are:

Secretaría de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SENESCYT)

Scientific Research Consultant for Universidad Técnica de Machala (UTMACH). Ecuador – Canada, 2013 - present

Topics of advisory:

1) Bibliographic analysis related to:
   1.1) Cyanide leaching gold recovery process .
   1.2) Tiourea gold leaching process .
   1.3) Leaching gold process:
        1.3.1) CIL/CIP process modeling
        1.3.2) Heap process modeling
        1.3.3) Kinetics study
        1.3.4) Bench study
        1.3.5) Pilot study
   1.4) Enviromental impact of mining activity and remediation.
2) Technical advice to create a Metallurgical Laboratory.
3) Generate contact and/or strategic alliances between UTMACH, Mining Companies and Government entities.
4) Train teachers and students in technical mining issues.
5) Linked to the UTMACH with the Ministry of Renewable and no Renewable Natural Resources of Ecuador.
6) Advise the following research topics:
   6.1) Physicochemical study of Gold leaching, adsortion and desortion using cyanidation and
   thiourea methods. Technique comparison between both.
   6.2) Modeling and simulation of CIL/CIP gold leaching process. Technique – economic comparison
   between cyanidation and thiourea methods.
   6.3) Parameters study of column – simulated heap leach testing using cyanidation and thiourea
   methods.
   6.4) Modeling and simulation of Gold heap leach process. Technique – economic comparison
   between cyanidation and thiourea methods.
   6.5) Heavy metal removal study from gold industrial wastewater.
   6.6) Cyanide removal study from gold process wastewater using advanced oxidation method.
   6.7) Thiourea removal study from gold process wastewater using advanced oxidation method.
7) Advise to improve the quality of the carrier in Faculty of Chemistry.

Lithium Americas Corp

Lithium carbonate project in the Cauchari Salar, Argentina, 2010 - 2013

a) Mathematical modeling of evaporation systems and chemical plant for pilot and industrial scale.
b) Design of bench scale experiments and pilot for ponds, KCl flotation, SX Boron, impurities remove process and solid – liquid separation.
c) Critical analysis of pilot data.
d) Advising on studies with external laboratories to client company.
e) Advising on developing local and general structure of the process of exploration and production of Li2CO3 and KCl.
f) Process design for solar evaporation ponds.
g) Process design for Li2CO3.
h) Supervision process engineering with engineering firms.

Chilean Mining Company (2012)

a) Modeling and analysis of evaporation routes in brines to evaluate the production potential of Li2CO3 and KCl.

AUTHIEVRE CRC - Lithium & Potash Engineering Consulting