Mintek's Extractive Metallurgy Cluster has established a reputation for its extensive expertise locally and abroad. The Cluster comprises three divisions, each with a unique focus that enables clients to benefit from a range of solutions tailored to their specific needs, resulting in more efficient and sustainable operations.
The Hydrometallurgy Division utilises aqueous chemistry to extract metals from various sources, including ores, concentrates, and recycled materials. The Biometallurgy Division exploits the interactions between microorganisms and metal-bearing minerals to extract and recover metals from mineral ores, concentrates, and waste materials. This Division employs biotechnology to create a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to extractive metallurgy. Our Pyrometallurgy Division specialises in high-temperature processes to extract and purify metals from ores and concentrates.
Mintek’s approach to metallurgy means that clients can benefit from a range of solutions tailored to their specific needs, resulting in more efficient and sustainable operations.