A firm of chemical and metallurgical consulting
engineers with experience in the chemical, mineral and metals industries. We have
particular expertise in the Caron Process which uses ammonium solutions for
the extraction and recovery of non-ferrous metals. We also have expertise in
the extraction and recovery of uranium using solvent extraction and ion
exchange technologies. Our engineers, many of
whom are members of The Metals Society (TMS)
and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), are dedicated to
the chemical and metallurgical industries and collectively offer many years
of experience. Our organization includes our sister company Prado
Technology Corp. who is engaged in technology transfer.
WE CAN DO FOR YOU:
We can provide process development, technology
transfer, basic engineering, pilot plants, detailed engineering, complete
plant design, project management, equipment procurement, and construction
supervision for the following:
- Mineral Beneficiation,
carbonate leaching technology (Caron Process) for the production of
nickel and cobalt.
carbonate leaching technology for the recovery of secondary smelter
dusts, including EAF. This includes recovery of valuable metals such as
zinc, lead, cadmium, copper, and tin. This technology will convert EAF
dusts ("K061" wastes) into valuable products.
- Recovery and recycling
of nickel, cobalt, copper, zinc, gold, silver, lead, uranium, cadmium
- Waste treatment and
- Recovery of uranium
from phosphoric acid. Production of uranium yellowcake and black cake.
Our engineering staff can develop the technical
solutions to your problems in the area of minerals and metals processing. One
of our senior engineers will be assigned to lead the project team from
completion to end, thus assuring continuity and responsiveness. We can
provide process development, followed by basic engineering, detail design
equipment procurement, and project management. All our design is done on
AutoCAD. All of our specialist engineers are licensed professional engineers in
Florida, many other states of the USA and in the European Union. Our work can
be done in association with our sister company Prado Technology Corp.
Members of our staff have written, published or presented
technical papers in the Phosphate Industry.:
"A Simplified Scheme for the Recovery of
Cobalt in Caron Type Nickel Plants." by Dr. F. G. Prado, B. W. Wiegers
and J. P. Dempsey, The Metallurgical Society of AIME, Washington D.C.,
"The Rhône-Poulenc Phosphoric Acid Process and the Environment." by
Philippe Tiberghien and F. L. Prado, presented to
the joint Florida sections of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers,
Clearwater, Florida, May 1985.
"High Purity Zinc Oxide Production from Residues in Automobile Scrap Recycling."
by Dr. F. G. Prado, J. P. Dempsey and B. W. Wiegers, presented to the 1985
International Symposium on Recycle and Secondary Metals, The Metallurgical
Society, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Dec. 1985
"Energy and Metals Recovery Improvements for Caron Type Nickel
Plants." by Dr. F. G. Prado and J. P. Dempsey P.E., presented to the
Extractive and Process Metallurgy Fall Meeting of the Reinhardt Schumann
International Symposium on Innovative Technology and Reactor Design in
Extractive Metallurgy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 1986.
"Pilot Plants: Uses and Applications." by John Drew P.E., Dr. F. G.
Prado and F. L. Prado P.E., joint Florida sections of the American Institute
of Chemical Engineers, Clearwater, Florida, May 1988.
"Municipal Solid Waste Recycling in Florida." by Dr. F. G. Prado
and F. L. Prado, P.E., joint Florida Sections of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers, Clearwater, Florida, May 1991.
"Dezincing Galvanized Steel Using a Noncorrosive Low Energy
Hydrometallurgical System." by Dr. F. G. Prado and F. L. Prado, P.E.,
presented to the annual meeting of The Society of Metals, San Diego,
California, March 1992.
"Preparation of Capital Cost Estimates." by F. L. Prado, Joint
Florida sections of the AIChE, Clearwater, Florida, May 1993.
"Florida, An Industrial State?" by F.L. Prado, P.E., presented to
the Central Florida section of the AIChE, Lakeland, Florida, November 1994.
Fast Track: How to move a project Fast!" by F. L. Prado, P.E. and Lynn
Cerrito, presented to the joint Florida sections of the AIChE, Clearwater,
Florida, May 1995.
"The Use of Personal Computers in the Phosphate Industry." by F. L.
(Tino) Prado, P.E., and Tony Lazanowski
(IMC-AGRICO), presented to the joint Florida sections of the AIChE,
Clearwater, Florida, May 1996.
Purification of Phosphoric Acid. Presented by
Tino Prado to the Central Florida section of the AIChE, February 1999.
The HF Extraction Process, presented by F. L.
(Tino) Prado at the Annual Regional Phosphate Conference, Lakeland, Florida,
Copies of these papers are
available upon request.