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Installation of drying system for uranium compounds suspension (yellow cake) to complete at JSC Dalur main facility
The processing line was purchased from Susarny Praha s.r.o., based in Czech Republic, and the project was developed by JSC VNIPIpromtechnologii, operated by ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. Work completion and putting the system into pilot industrial operation are scheduled for December 2014.
“Currently, moisture content in our end product is up to 30%. After implementation of this advanced drying technology moisture content will decrease to as low as 2%. Therefore, we will be able to save money through more efficient logistics – shipment of yellow cake for processing with subsequent obtainment of high-purity uranium compounds will require fewer shipping and packaging containers,” explains Aleksandr Borgoyakov, supervisor at productive solution processing site.
The equipment is completely automated, and thus sustainable operation and safety of the process flow is ensured. The use of front-edge filtration systems and the WS scouring machine fully rules out possible damage to the environment.
Dry concentrate capacity of the new system will amount to 120 kg per hour, which corresponds to JSC Dalur production volumes, including the Khokhlovskoye field development.