Nickel is a natural substance that comes from the earth’s core.It is silver-white in color with a golden tint and a shining base.Nickel is said to be useful due to its ductility and resistance to corrosion.Magmatic sulfides and laterites are the two ores from which nickel is extracted.
Apart from its use in transport, aerospace, marine, architectural, and consumer applications, nickel is frequently used to make alloys.It is especially used to make coins, utensils, magnets, and other metals.
German silver is the name given to that polish for plating, which is specifically made for it.The most important nickel alloy is stainless steel, which is also used to make utensils, equipment, chemical plants, and food processing facilities.
The India Nickel market accounted for $XX Billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2022 to 2030.
NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH
The project to upgrade the existing fleet of electrolysis cells has entered a new phase, which was witnessed in the tank house of Kola MMC, a subsidiary of Nornickel.
The work is being done as part of an investment project that aims to introduce a highly effective electrowinning technology and is worth more than RUB 24 billion.It is anticipated that the new brand of products made with the new technology will be registered on the London Metal Exchange.
Instead of smelting nickel anodes, the new technology will use tube furnace-produced nickel powder as the feedstock for saleable metals.The upgrade of electrolysis cells and the opening of two brand-new electrowinning shop areas—one for dissolving tube furnace nickel powder and the other for degassing the anolyte and compressing the anode gases—are part of the project’s current phase.
The bulk of electrolysis cells launched along with two new shop areas will create a unified process flowchart for the production of cathode nickel using electrowinning technology.”It will be the first nickel produced using the new technology that can be sold.
As part of the company’s preparations for the London Metal Exchange’s planned registration, the first pilot nickel lots were sent to customers.The upgrade of 186 electrolysis cells, which will be switched to the new technology in batches of 20 units each, is the project’s next step.
Modern bypasses and busbars will be present in each cell.Instead of using soluble nickel anodes, insoluble nickel anodes will be used to produce the final product, electrolytic nickel.They can be used for about five years.
Additionally, the number of anodes in the cells used for electrowinning is greater.Additionally, unlike the conventional electrolysis method, they no longer need to be taken offline and cleaned after each loading cycle.
The company will be able to increase metal production while reducing losses and raising product quality thanks to the new technologies.
Environmental impact mitigation is a major focus of the project.The anode electric furnace that generates nickel anodes and is required for the existing electrolytic refining process is no longer part of the Company’s nickel production chain thanks to electrowinning.
Sulfur dioxide and nickel-containing dust emissions from the air will be reduced as a result of the elimination of the Refining Shop’s smelting area.
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