CHESTER, New Jersey Mining companies in the United States and Canada spent an estimated US$1 billion on chemicals for their operations last year. Noting the variety of chemicals used (pH modifiers, frothers, depressants, collectors, flocculants, leaching agents, free control agents, filtering aids, dewatering aids, cyanide, and cyanide detoxifiers), HOCHBERG & COMPANY is launching its seventh marketing/technical investigation of specific chemicals used by North American miners. The study will cover 15 ores and minerals and identify those chemicals used at each of the mines contacted.
The study, "Mining Industry Chemical Opportunities North America", will determine the current and future consumption, use trends, producers and suppliers to the mineral industry, their market shares and the impact of pollution control regulations. Hochberg hopes to identify opportunities for new and improved chemicals because of changing processing technologies and stiffer environmental controls. Information will be collected from operating personnel.
For complete details on this study, contact Hochberg at [email protected]
A similar study is also underway in Latin America.