Historical development of the INCO SO2/AIR cyanide destruction process

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 89, No. 1003, 1996

G. H. Robbins, Engineering and Technical Sales, INCO Limited (JRGRL), Mississauga, Ontario

Originally presented at TORONTO 94, CIMAGM, this paper has been updated to reflect the present status of business development for the SO2/AIR process. The paper reviews the background leading to the invention, discusses the process chemistry and historically tracks the commercial development. Engineering and cost considerations are presented.
Keywords: Environment, INCO SO2/AIR process, cyanide destruction process, INCO, Historical developments.