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Sabin Metal adds second arc furnace at Williston facility

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Sabin Metal Corp., East Hampton NY has added a second electric arc furnace (EAF) and baghouse at its Williston, North Dakota precious metals recovery and refining processing plant (Sabin Metal West Corp.).  The addition of the second EAF doubles the company's capacity to process spent precious metal bearing hydrocarbon/petrochemical catalysts. The new EAF uses Sabin's exclusive Pyro-Re™ technology to recover maximum possible remaining precious metals from spent process catalysts, including rhenium, another high value precious metal.The baghouse incorporates sophisticated, state of the art filtration systems that enable the company to recover particulates of precious metals that would otherwise be lost in the atmosphere, while also assuring compliance with appropriate pollution abatement standards. Sabin Metal recovers and refines precious metals including platinum, palladium, ruthenium, rhodium, rhenium, gold, silver, and others from a variety of industrial sources.

According to the announcement from Brad Cook, General Manager of Sales, the additional electric arc furnace will not only provide higher throughput rates and fast, efficient processing, and it also enhances the company's ability to recover high levels of rhenium from those spent catalysts. Pyrometallurgical processing of spent precious metals bearing catalysts typically captures a higher percentage of remaining rhenium versus more commonly used hydrometallurgical recovery technology.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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