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GOLD: Gekko introduces Carbon Scout for plant optimization



AUSTRALIA – Following the collaboration agreement signed with Curtin University for the development and commercialization of a cutting-edge carbon management technology, Gekko Systems is pleased to report that the units have now reached the commercial release stage.

Gekko’s new Carbon Scout could be a game-changer in carbon management.

The all new Carbon Scout promises to quickly become critical for gold processing plant optimisation and for minimising soluble gold losses on tails.

The self-contained device collects slurry samples from carbon-in-pulp and carbon-in-leach tanks to determine the distribution of the activated carbon in the pulp for each tank, to an accuracy of ±0.5 grams of carbon per litre of pulp. Only a single point of measurements is needed for up to 10 tanks.

Gekko says the Carbon Scout can increase plant efficiency and safety, make accurate and consistent carbon analytics, and reduce upfront investment. Moreover, it can be expanded to measure pH and dissolved oxygen.
Gekko Systems’ managing director, Elizabeth Lewis-Gray said, “We are excited to be offering gold mine operators a real solution to minimise their soluble gold losses. At Gekko we strongly believe that the new Carbon Scout technology can make the difference between storing gold in the bank, rather than in tailing dams.”

The machines have been trialled in several locations during the first half of the year, delivering conclusive and positive results on each occasion.

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