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analysis of gauze

Gauze Analysis 

Our highly trained technicians and scientists investigate weight loss, gas flow distribution and contamination sources of gauzes. Using the best available analytical techniques we then refine new gauze designs to reduce metal losses in future campaigns.

We use Electron Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDXA) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) for primary analysis, giving an overview on wire morphology, development and structure. Sufficient for most campaigns, these techniques provide elemental information to a depth of about 1µm.

We can provide further insight through our wealth of analytical techniques at our technology centres, including:

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy
    (ICP-OES)
  • X-Ray Excited Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), enabling a sampling depth of 5nm for elemental analysis
  • Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) for images at low kV with high magnifications for clearer, less electrostatically distorted images with spatial resolution down to 1nm.

Continual analysis of gauze samples provides a long term solution for the optimal pack depending on seasonal changes, desired output, metal inventory and recovery. We can sample gauzes once they are returned for refining but ideally samples can be taken on site, which we can guide you through.

Abatement Basket Engineering

We are experienced in successfully designing robust, stable containment baskets specifically customised for the burner in conjunction with the N2O catalyst. This avoids preferential flow, which improves the performance of the abatement catalyst, helping to increase the conversion efficiency and minimise operational costs.

Water Treatment

We supply MIOX e-Generators, which provide on-site disinfectant technology for cooling and process water. Compared to conventional chemical techniques this reduces costs, improves safety and positively impacts overall sustainability.

Absorption Tower Scanning

Our Tracerco team provide actionable information while the system is online and operating in normal, test or upset conditions. A Tru-Scan™ diagnosis will provide you better insight into tray flooding, weeping and internal damage.

FrothView™ technology offers another level of detail, measuring the actual froth height on individual trays, preventing bottlenecks and optimising performance.

Precious Metal Management

As a global 24 hour platinum group metal (pgm) trader and a member of the London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM), we can buy and sell metal for you at a competitive price with guaranteed quality. We can set up customer accounts and provide secure storage of precious metal.

Secure Transportation

We use reliable, insured and discreet services internationally to ensure your gauzes are delivered and collected safely.

Full Precious Metal Refining

As the largest precious metal refiner in the world, we are able to refine the full suite of precious metals and clean down residues, whether high or low grade, including support in obtaining authorisation for shipments.

For more information on our nitrogen chemicals services, please contact us, request a quote or fill out an enquiry form.