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Metals Production

Ore Processing, Recovery, and Smelting

Industrial gases for metal extraction and refining processes

Industrial gases are used in a wide range of applications for metal extraction and refining processes. Air Products' comprehensive range of gases, supply modes, and application technologies can help increase yield and productivity, while decreasing harmful fugitive emissions and reducing energy consumption in a variety of applications—from mining operations and beneficiation, to hydrometallurgical, pyrometallurgical and other refining processes, to downstream wastewater treatment.

​“By engaging Air Products at an early stage in our Zambian [Kansanshi copper-gold mining] project, we were able to explore oxygen supply options and determine what we believed to be the best system for our specific process requirements. Based on their prior work in the copper industry, Air Products was able to propose an effective plant design based on its other operating plants, and also meet our critical project schedule.”

Zenon Wozniak, Director Projects, First Quantum Minerals

“Air Products is a reliable supplier of industrial gases and their product helps us maximize our operations. Their customer-focused approach and technical support were key in optimizing the oxygen system for our process. We look forward to continuing to work with Air Products in the future.”

Alain Thibault, Metallurgist, Osisko Mining