Magpie Polymers - selective removal of transition metals, precious metal recovery

Founded in 2011 as a spin-off from the Ecole Polytechnique, Magpie Polymers produces proprietary filtration technology with extreme selectivity in difficult to treat waste or process water. Magpie resins essentially capture precious metals that would otherwise be lost in waste water, providing the customer with an immediate and material impact to their bottom line..

More selective than any other filtration media, Magpie Polymers recovers precious metals such as platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold, even in the presence of high amounts of other metals, organics and hard or salty water. Magpie Polymers are efficient over a large range of pH, including concentrated acid at pH 0.

The polymers are easily implemented in filtration columns similar to ion exchange resins, but outperform ion-exchange resins with regards to selectivity, loading, and stability in complex effluents.

Industrial applications :

  1. Silver Refining
  2. Gold and PGM Refining
  3. Mining and Precious Metals Extraction
  4. Fine Chemistry catalyst recovery
  5. Surface Treatment
  6. WEEE and Automotive Catalyst Recycling