06 Oct 2022
Molten salts are typically corrosive to metal alloys at high temperatures, particularly when oxygen and impurities are present.
Extensive research over the past century, driven by significant space and energy materials science advances now readily enables industrial-scale salt handling competencies.
This opens up huge opportunities to harness the multiple benefits of molten salts for metal extraction. High recovery, fast-acting molten salts can be celebrated for their high ionic conductivity, high electrochemical stability, and low vapour pressures which affords them comparative stability at high temperatures, while also being non-toxic and non-aqueous. #Vinca stands alone as the only technology harnessing these features using a eutectics mixture to deliver sustainable mineral processing for both sulphides and oxides.