Reimagining Gold Extraction
Reimagining Gold Extraction — Cyanide, a highly toxic chemical, has widespread use in gold mining operations. Our team investigated replacing cyanide in gold extraction operations with another chemical known as ATF. The team designed an ATF manufacturing facility and gold extraction operation. Compatibility with downstream and recycling processes and an economic analysis compared to cyanide was also performed.
Team: The One with the Gold
Erik Nelson, Chemical Engr.
Kyle Rigg, Chemical Engr.
Sam Smith, Chemical Engr.
Amber McLenna, Chemical Engr.
James Moberly, Dept. of Chemical & Materials Engineering
Matthew Bernards, Dept. of Chemical & Materials Engineering