Business Applications

Scavenger-Solutions for all Businesses where Functionalised Materials can be used.

Combined Commercial & Environmental Benefits with market leading Scavenger Technology.

Si-Novation Platform Novel Technology specifically designed for the customer's application.

Simple & Quick Technology Implementation for cost-effective performance.

Product Purification


Remove Impurities to achieve Regulatory and Performance Requirements with no Product loss.

Pharmaceutical & Bio-tech - metals and organic impurities to < 1ppm or lower;

                                                 No Product Loss, No Added Impurities 

Precious Metal Recovery - recover a very high % of the metal value

Electronic Chemicals - Precious Metals and Li, Na, K. Mg, Ca, Fe, Cu etc to <1 ppm or lower


Performance and Fine Chemicals - cost-effective removal of metals and organic impurities

Precious Metal Recovery


Recovery of Precious Metal & Gold from Product, Process & Waste Streams

   Recovery of Precious Metal & Gold from Product, Process and Waste Streams


Very high metal recovery and selective for the target metal


Simple, cost-effective processes for very high metal removal and recovery (very low residual metal content) with significant commercial, operational and environmental benefits and on site operation.




Production of acids, aldehydes and alcohols



Production of silanes and silicones

> 95% Pt recovery

C-C (Suzuki) &

C-N (Buchwald-Hartwig) coupling Palladium & Rhodium

> 99% metal recovered


Pd, Pt, Ru, Rh

recovered from Product, Process, Waste Streams & Catalyst Washing

Oxidations, Rearrangements, Protection/De-protection

Pd and Pt

> 98% recovery

Process, Coating and Washing Streams

Cost effective very high Precious Metal Recovery from Acidic, Aqueous and Organic Streams 

Precious Metal Catalysts Manufacture - capture of catalyst residues from process streams

Gold and Platinum from highly acidic process & washing streams

Precious Metal recovery from streams generated from pyrometallurgical treatment

Precious Metal recovery from streams generated from hydrometallurgical treatment

Pd, Pt and Rh recovery from aqueous plating solutions and washings

Selective recovery of Palladium in acidic solution with high concentrations of Base Metals 

Selective recovery of Platinum from reverse aqua regia

Ruthenium and iridium from an organic waste stream

Selective recovery of Platinum from high concentrations of Tin, Copper and/or Nickel.

Precious Metals from mining and refining Precious Metals and Gold

Low ppm Precious Metals in the presence of high concentration other metals

Low ppm Gold, Palladium and Platinum from Gold processes streams

Platinum and Palladium from a Silver Refining Solution in nitric acid

Precious Metals from Nickel/Copper mining and refining streams

Separation of Copper from Gold streams 

Mining & Refining

Selective Recovery of; 


Scavenger Solutions are available for the metals highlighted in blue in the Periodic Table.

Notable - Scavengers for Ni, Cu, Cr and Fe achieving <0.1 ppm  

Environmental Scavenger-Solutions

Stricter enforcement and lower regulatory residual levels require more effective Scavengers.

Si-Novation Smart Novel Technology meets these and future regulatory lower levels.


Solid (Heterogeneous) Green Catalysts

Advantages of Solid Catalysts (over Homogeneous)


Large reduction in toxic waste


Simpler Product Isolation and Purification - no washings


Catalyst recycled and reused


Control reactivity through catalyst modification 

Available Products

Solid Acid Catalysts with varying acid strength; Oxidation Catalysts; Metal Immobilised Catalysts, Solid Base Catalysts 

Acid Catalysed Reaction, some examples

Esterification, trans esterification, 

Condensation, Dehydration and hydration, 

Fragmentation, Isomerisation, Rearrangements, 




Dehydration of sugars


Carbon monoxide or formic acid to alkenes 


Alkylation & Acylation of aromatic compounds 

Oxidation Reactions & Other Catalysts

Alcohols to aldehydes or ketones


Allylic Oxidation


Benzylic oxidation


Selective sulfide oxidation


Immobilised Precious Metal Catalysts

Solid Base Catalysts 

Benefits of Scavenger-Solutions include:


Achieving desired target levels in Product, Process and Waste Streams using simple, cost effective processes;

No High Value Product Loss and no Added Impurities;

High value financial return;

High Precious Metal, Gold and Target Capacity;

High Precious Metal, Gold and Target Metal Selectivity over other metals as required; 

Extensive Precious Metal, Gold and Target Scavenger Portfolio for all applications using these Metals;

Plant Equipment and Processes - low cost, easy to implement and use requiring low maintenance;

Expertise to quickly determine the best Product & Process for implementation;

Significantly lower volume for Precious Metal/Gold/Target recovery and transport;

Precious Metal/Gold/Target loaded Silica Materials not hazardous to transport. 


Next Generation Smart Designed Materials:


Scavengers - Metals


Scavengers - Organics


Solid Catalysts


Kits and Samples


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