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What we do

SciDev develops bespoke chemistries and engineering solutions that help our clients with a range of operational issues associated with water

Our Company

World-class coordinated technology and chemical solutions

SciDev engages with our customers to understand their specific chemical challenges. Our technology is utilised across Mining, Oil & Gas, Construction and Water Treatment.

Professional Services

Our workforce of highly skilled engineers and chemists engage with our customers to build bespoke solutions to their solid-liquid processing requirements.

Engineering & Process Control

OptiFlox is a patent pending technology that continuously analyses & measures key parameters in industrial process streams. The technology supports our key MaxiFlox chemistry.

Chemistry

Our range of proprietary chemicals & polymers deliver highly effective solutions for a range of industries.

Solutions for a range of industries

MaxiFlox® is our range of chemistry products specifically designed for the treatment of wastewater across a range of sectors such as mining, oil & gas, industrial wastewater and construction & infrastructure

Why MaxiFlox® is better

Our unique combination of proprietary research and specialised manufacturing enables us to deliver site-specific products in relatively short times.

MaxiFlox® products are supplied in both liquid and powder form across an extensive range of molecular weights and charge densities to practically solve any industrial challenge. Products include:

  • MaxiFlox® organic liquid coagulants (based on synthetic organic monomers & naturally occurring polysaccharides)
  • MaxiFlox® inorganic liquid coagulant blends
  • MaxiFlox® cationic & anionic flocculant emulsions
  • MaxiFlox® cationic & anionic flocculant powders
  • MaxiFlox® mud solidification polymers
  • MaxiFlox® antifoam products

We bring a significant depth of technical knowledge of underlying chemistry and wastewater treatment processes. This has been gained through our extensive in-house R&D of monomers and unique proprietary polymerisation technologies, as well as through our technical representatives’ extensive experience in the field solving wastewater treatment problems.

OptiFlox® is our patent pending process technology which focuses on mineral processing within the mining sector

OptiFlox®, leading edge process control technology 

The OptiFlox® range features not only an extensive range of chemistry but also our patent pending process technology. This new proprietary technology offers the following benefits:

  • Product recovery of valuable mineral resources is more cost and operationally efficient
  • Losses in productivity and revenue caused by inadequate wastewater clarification in tailings thickeners are minimised

We bring a significant depth of technical knowledge of underlying chemistry and wastewater treatment processes. This has been gained through our extensive in-house R&D of monomers and unique proprietary polymerisation technologies, as well as through our technical representatives’ extensive experience in the field solving wastewater treatment problems.

The new product line has been engineered to help reduce costs while providing superior results

These Slik FR products are based on fast-hydrating, highly-active AMPS co-polymer and are available in dry and liquid blended slurries for additional functionality:

DrySlik

  • Reduces friction by up to 80%
  • Smaller particle size hydrates rapidly even in low temperature
  • Dramatically reduces the need for freshwater
  • Tolerates high temperatures
  • Simple equipment set up, requiring a dry feed system
  • Eliminates hydration unit and reduces trucking and driver time requirements by as much as 85%
  • Eliminates hazardous solvents when combined with our custom non-emulsification chemistry

WetSlik

  • Available at concentrations between 1-4lbs/gal
  • Highly concentrated form reduces trucking and driver time expense
  • Tolerant to saltwater

CarrySlik

  • Proppant suspension thanks to viscosity through blend with guar
  • Reduces friction by up to 80%
  • Smaller particle size hydrates rapidly even in high-salinity brines
  • Dramatically reduces the need for freshwater

Dynamic shear with TrueMudTM Technology uses dynamic mixing to provide a high-performing mud that provides increased yield point and electrical stability, and prevents separation, even in long-dormant fluids

What is TrueMudTM Technology?
• A process that uses Controlled Cavitation
• Closed boreholes around the rotor’s circumference create a “Pressure Differential within the Fluid”
• Centrifugal Force causes bubbles to form and then to collapse
• Collapsing bubbles generate shockwaves that Heat, Concentrate, and Intimately Mix – similar and/or dissimilar materials

Why is TrueMudTM Superior over Conventionally-mixed Muds?
Think surface area. Crushed ice chills water much faster than ice cubes because crushed ice puts more surface area in contact with the water. The same principle holds true with TrueMudTM mixing. Increasing surface area yields better performance.

Case study: Peabody Energy

Peabody Energy committed to a six-month trial program, which provided clear and actionable insights resulting in a permanent solution that yielded measurable and sustainable results.

  • Growth

    constant data capture, analytics tracking chemical and particle changes

  • 240hrs

    of additional productivity by alleviating lag time in corrective processes

  • 500k

    saving in operational costs by optimising polymer usage and increased consumable recovery

  • Environs

    Increase in productivity, reduction in environmental footprint and increased water re-use

See how we can develop a bespoke solution for your business

We love working on challenging problems associated with water. Drop us a note to see how we can provide a solution for you.

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