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Silver Production Cost Breakup via Ore Preparation, Cyanide Addition, Precipitation and Filtration

Details: Germany - based plant Q1 2024  | From $ USD

This report presents a thorough cost evaluation of the production of silver via ore preparation, cyanide addition, precipitation, and filtration. The process starts with crushing the silver ore in fine particles and adding lime to provide an alkaline environment.

This is led by adding water and cyanide solution, after which the crushed ore mixture is stacked in heaps on a sloped pad to collect the leaching solution containing silver. Silver is collected via precipitation using zinc dust from this heap leach solution, and the precipitated silver is then filtered out, melted, and cast into silver bars.

The project economic analysis provided in the report discusses a Germany-based plant:

  • Manufacturing Process
    • Process Flow
    • Material Flow
    • Material Balance
  • Raw Material and Product/s Specifications
    • Raw Material Consumption
    • Product and Co-Product Generation
    • Capital Investment
  • Land and Site Cost
    • Offsites/Civil Works
    • Equipment Cost
    • Auxiliary Equipment Cost
    • Contingency
    • Engineering and Consulting Charges
    • Working Capital
  • Variable Cost
    • Raw Material
    • Utilities
  • Fixed Cost
    • Labor Requirement & Wages
    • Overhead Expenses
    • Maintenance Charges
  • Financing Costs
    • Interest on Working Capital
    • Interest on Loans
  • Depreciation Charges
  • General Sales and Admin Costs
  • Production Cost Summary
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Report Content

Key Process Information

Evaluation of significant technical parameters along with process descriptions such as:

  • Consumption of Raw Material
  • Product Creation
  • Block Flow Diagram
  • Description of the Manufacturing Facility

Utilities Consumption

Evaluation of utilities consumed during the entire process based on:

  • Consumption per unit of product generated
  • Utility cost split and share of each utility in the total cost

Process Flow Diagram

Representation of various operations involved including:

  • Step-wise process
  • Utility consumption in each operation

Capital Cost Analysis

In-depth analysis of costs involved in setting up a new manufacturing unit, including:

  • Cost of Building a Process Unit
  • Cost of Setting Up the Infrastructure
  • Working Capital
  • Commissioning & Start-Up of the Plant

Implementation Schedule

Time frame of the project design, which includes:

  • Plant Start-Up
  • Plant Construction
  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Raw Material Procurement

Construction Cost Details

Detailed analysis of costs involved in the operation of various functional units in the process unit and infrastructure.

Operating Cost Analysis

Evaluation of costs associated with the production of the final product, namely:

  • Procurement of Raw Materials
  • Consumption of Utilities
  • Fixed Costs
  • Depreciation

Economic Analysis

Analysis of the way in which process economics are impacted by plant capacity.

  • Construction Cost
  • Working Capital
  • Fixed and Variable Operating Costs
  • Corporate Overhead
  • Depreciation

Customized Analyses

Detailed cost estimates of any industrial plant depending on your requirements, including plant capacity and location as per the need.

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