Noble Metals Extraction Services (NMES) is proud to introduce a revolutionary new technique for remediation of heavy metal contamination, pcbs, pesticides and other materials at former mine and milling sites as well as defined EPA Superfund Sites. Unlike conventional techniques that require potentially large amounts of funding to achieve remediation goals, the NMES Environmental cleaning process not only achieves remediation goals, but notably can provide a positive revenue stream in the form of recovered metals (including gold, silver, copper, lead, and others) to help reduce and/or offset the cost of remediation.
The NMES Environmental process is unique in that it does not involve a new technology, but rather consists of proven, existing technologies combined in a manner to efficiently separate the heavy metals from tailings, protore, and waste rock.
The plants are fully, self-contained systems. Powered by a diesel generator, they are completely automated, are shovel ready with all of the tools and equipment necessary to perform the standard, daily maintenance required on them, and are clean, green and environmentally friendly - they don't pollute. Because the processing units are scalable, the number of units will vary, according to the configuration of your plant and the throughput desired. Once they arrive, they are simply positioned, leveled and connected together as needed for the job.
The material is first crushed and milled to a very fine uniform particle size and, by specific density, the metals are separated and recovered from the basic rock mineral combinations. Each processing unit is designed and adjusted to suit the specific and unique mineral forms at each site. As needed, additional processing steps can be added as necessary or desired to recover other metals as desired. Factors considered during set-up of the processing equipment include the specific heavy metal contamination present and their concentrations, metal species present, mineral type, and size distributions of particles.
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Our processing recovers a high percentage (90% - 97%) of the metals from the material processed, and is especially effective on microscopic and sulphide recovery from soil. The end result of our process is a micro fine, non-hazardous material that can be mixed with manure, sewage sludge, sawdust, agricultural residues, or other similar waste organic materials to yield a material equivalent to topsoil that can be then be placed on the area to support re-vegetation efforts and to enhance opportunities for future use of the formerly contaminated site. (parks, golf courses, retirement communities, industrial redevelopment, …) This potential opens the former site up for additional funding, such as the EPA Brownfields program.
Our processing plants are extremely efficient. We guarantee a 90% + recovery, because they are configured to be site-specific. Processing plants sold overseas through international sales, produce dory bars. The ore will be crushed and milled to a very fine uniform particle size, and by specific density, the metals will be separated and recovered from the basic rock mineral combinations that formerly contained them, with a 90% + or greater degree of efficiency.
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Our units come in two basic sizes designed for small to medium sized metals processing operations, the NMES.PP2 is a 2 ton/hr. plant. The NMES.PP5 is a 5 ton/hr. plant. Environmental tonnage is 100 tons per day. The units are scalable, by adding additional units, and are configured to the specific mineral deposits present at the project location.
How big can these units be? Remediation projects are generally larger affairs, and operations are typically season dependent, thus requiring a high processing rate to achieve remediation in a short period. We can set up and tear down systems. Create jobs and change the way we deal with environmental problems forever.
Unit cost for processing
Exclusive of the cost to procure the processing unit, what is the unit cost for processing – consider fuel costs, processing rate. At what point does the cost of processing – including site evaluation, equipment, maintenance, labor, … - begin to be offset by the revenue generated via NMES processing? Not an easy question to answer, to be sure, but one that will be asked. We have established estimated averages of 136.00 per yard. This is equal to the current capping efforts which are now labeled an epic fail!
Brief history of Noble Metals
Noble Metals Extraction Systems was founded in 2012 to provide small commercial gold mining companies with efficient, affordable extraction systems tailored to their individual needs. Realizing the potential to apply their proven techniques to mine reclamation, they have recently expanded their services to include the environmental restoration of abandoned and disused mining, mill, and tailing sites. NMES knows the metals come out. We know the other materials such as PBCs, pesticides, etc., respond to collection and liberation from the ground material.
We may want to also mention that the NMES process could be used in conjunction with more traditional remediation techniques (such as emplacement of contaminated materials in dedicated repositories). NMES could process the more “metals rich” portions of the contaminated materials while the less economically viable materials are emplaced. The fines, mixed with the appropriate organic compost, can then potentially be used to return the site to beneficial use. Some municipalities (Phoenix?) may be eager to have an end use of their sewage sludge to avoid/offset disposal costs, so may various food producers (“agricultural residues”) in the immediate area of the remediation site.