HCN Derivatives / NaCN
Engineering plants to produce sodium cyanides with the highest technical safety standards and the highest profitability.
HCN-Derivate – HCN, hydrogen cyanide also known as hydrocyanic acid, is an extremely reactive raw material for the chemical industry. It is therefore used in many industrial and mining processes.
Using the latest economic and ecological knowledge, EPC Group delivers HCN plants to produce the following derivatives:
- Acetone cyanohydrin (ACH)
- Adiponitrile (AND) and
- Sodium cyanide (NaCN)
- Cyanuric chloride (C3Cl3N3)
- Intermediate pharmaceutical products, and chemicals for agricultural applications
- Additives and cleansers
NaCN – Sodium Cyanide – One of the uses of sodium cyanide is to leach gold out of gold-bearing ores. It is produced from hydrogen cyanide by a manufacturing technology that is based on the Andrussov process. This process for producing hydrogen cyanide is especially environmentally friendly and cost-effective. The hydrogen cyanide is subsequently used as the raw material for making NaCN. EPC has combined this comprehensive know-how with its own turnkey knowledge to create the first genuinely environmentally friendly NaCN plants, which also meet the highest technical safety standards.
Working together with a well-known manufacturer, EPC constructed the first turnkey plant in 2010. It has an annual capacity of 40,000 tons of sodium cyanide.