Oxygen for mining and gold mines
In the pits of a mine, there are air and other gases that penetrate from the rock. These include hydrogen sulphide, nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide. Relevant regulations stipulate that the underground atmosphere must not pose a risk to the safety and health of workers. To ensure that miners are supplied with sufficient oxygen, several cubic metres of oxygen per miner need to be fed into the mines every hour. In this context, the respective quantity depends on the composition of the gases present. The uninterrupted supply of large quantities of oxygen is essential to miner safety. The production of oxygen directly on-site with the aid of oxygen generators is an efficient, cost-effective and safe method of ensuring such a supply.
Oxygen also plays an important role in the extraction of gold. Mines that extract gold on an industrial scale usually use the cyanide leaching process. The gold-bearing rock is first ground to this end. A sodium cyanide solution is then allowed to seep through the ground rock. The solution is enriched with artificial oxygen for this purpose. Gold complexes arise as a result of chemical reactions. These can be easily washed out of the rock and processed further in another step.
With our oxygen generators, we supply high quality solutions for the stationary and mobile production of oxygen for different applications, including for low volume requirements.