Speciality chemicals - EPC NaCN

Only the best win gold

If there were a gold medal for the best method for extracting gold from gold ore, it would probably be awarded to Evonik for the development of manufacturing technologies for the production of hydrogen cyanide as the basis for NaCN, as well as to EPC. Because EPC combines this comprehensive knowledge with the most modern turnkey environmentally friendly NaCN plants.

Plant engineering for sodium cyanide production -
The highest technical safety standards and greatest efficiency

Sodium cyanide is used among other things to extract gold from gold ore. Hydrogen cyanide is generated in this process in production that uses the manufacturing technology developed by Evonik, which is based on the Andrussow process. Evonik subsidiaries, Performance Polymers and CyPlus, have granted corresponding licenses to the plant engineering company EPC Engineering Consulting, which is based in Rudolstadt, Thuringia .
EPC built the turnkey Evonik plant based on these technologies, the foundation stone of which was laid in late September, 2010. In the first stage it will have an annual capacity of 40,000 t of sodium cyanide. Evonik will be supporting EPC with knowledge of the production and the safe handling of cyanides.

"This will enable our partners to produce the highest technical safety standards," said Gregor Hetzke, Head of the Performance Polymers business unit. "With the combination of technology, consulting and training, we will ensure that the plant works efficiently as regards both the environment and economic," added CyPlus Managing Director Frank Harenburg, (source: Evonik Degussa GmbH)

EPC is your partner for turnkey NaCN plants worldwide - the benefits

  • large industrial plants with only one reactor
  • energy-saving technology
  • long catalyst lifetime
  • proven safety concept
  • Know-how-Transfer und Schulung in laufenden Anlagen
  • EPC and Evonik have more than 50 years experience in NaCN plants

Your Contact Person:

Dipl.- Engineer
Ernst Kühn

Phone: +49 3628 6604 820
E-mail: arnstadt@epc.com