TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ - Dr. Gene Shelp, President and CEO of ENPAR
Technologies Inc. (TSX V: ENP), ("ENPAR") is pleased to report that positive
results have been obtained from its optimization program.
Reactor tests have demonstrated 70% and 90% dissolution, respectively, of
the Ni in tailings using single and multiple-stage leach reactors.
Optimization is on-going with future emphasis on iron separation and recovery
and on the development of a novel acid recovery system. ENPAR's technical team
remains optimistic that future developments will result in a viable metal
recovery system capable of competing with low-cost nickel producers.
The commercial success of the ExtrEL technology will result in the
economic recovery of nickel, base metals, elemental sulphur or sulphuric acid,
and precious metals such as rhodium from nickel-rich pyrrhotite tailings,
which is currently a waste material.
In addition, there is the added benefit to the mining industry of
converting this specific environmental liability into a more benign material,
thereby facilitating lower cost disposal and the implementation of innovative
long-term management practices such as its use underground as paste backfill.
A detailed report outlining the results of the optimization program has
been submitted to Dundarave. Upon receiving commentary from Dundarave and its
technical expert, the parties will jointly examine the development and
commercialization strategies for the ExtrEL technology.
ENPAR is a "Technology Company" applying its patented and proprietary
"Electrochemical Technologies" to the treatment of water used in the mining,
metal processing, chemical, agricultural, municipal and waste management
sectors. The Company's common shares trade on Tier ll of the TSX Venture
Exchange under the symbol "ENP".
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the "safe harbour" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties and other factors that may cause ENPAR Technologies Inc. results
to differ materially from expectations. These include risks relating to market
fluctuations, property performance and other risks. These forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date hereof.
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