Acid/Metal Separation


Scanacon’s SM-ModuFlex systems offer improved control of the pickling or milling process for special metals producers of wrought and cast products. For producers of titanium, zirconium, tungsten and other special metals, separating dissolved ions from pickling and chemical milling solutions efficiently has always been a challenge due to the complex metal species that form in HNO3-HF acid solutions. The SM-ModuFlex improves efficiency by a separation process designed to eliminate the interference of complex metal species and allows for near indefinite re-use of the finishing solution, significantly reducing acid purchases and waste volumes. The Scanacon SM-ModuFlex systems are available in modular design with standard sizes up to 1000 L/hr. Multiple modules operating in parallel can achieve capacities from 1000 L/hr and beyond.