Edmonton, AB, Canada – September 1, 2021 – Mineworx Technologies Ltd., (the “Company” or “Mineworx“) (TSXV: MWX) (OTCQB: MWXRF) (FSE: YRS WKN: A2DSW3) is pleased to announce that the 100L pilot plant has successfully completed Stages 1 and 2 of the testing plan.
Stage 1 – Integrity Testing; the goal of this stage was to have all equipment operating with water to confirm that all the systems functioned as expected and that there were no leaks.
Stage 2 – Process Testing; the goal of this stage was to ensure material flowed through the system as designed and that there were no bottlenecks or blockages.
In addition to the primary goals of the first two stages there are other system checks and protocols that were required to be conducted. This includes:
- Determining that all the sub-systems met the design parameters and functioned within the required tolerances.
- Checking control systems, both automated and manual, to ensure that the pilot plant can be operated in a safe manner.
- Implementing appropriate safety and operational procedures for the successful start-up and operation of the pilot plant.
The team is now commencing Stage 3 – Baseline testing; This is designed to replicate the laboratory results with the full chemistry and utilizing feedstock containing platinum and palladium provided by our partner, Davis Recycling Inc.
Upon successful completion of the Stage 3 testing, the pilot plant will be relocated to a facility in Tennessee, that is currently being prepared by the Davis team, for Process Optimization testing. This relocation is expected to occur by the end of September 2021.
These testing stages will provide Mineworx with all the required learnings to allow the Company to move forward with the commercial scale processing plant.