First Phosphate Produces Merchant Grade Phosphoric Acid In Pilot Program

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First Phosphate (CSE: PHOS) has seen success with transforming its apatite concentrate to merchant grade phosphoric acid utilizing the Central Prayon Process.

The program saw a 900 kilogram sample of apatite concentrate produced under a pilot program at First Phosphate’s facilities at SGS Quebec sent to Prayon Technologies facilities in Belgium. Prayon then tested the apatite concentrate for suitability for the production of battery grade purified phosphoric acid.

Prayon is now undergoing the process of assessing product quality and feasibility through a pilot program being conducted on First Phosphate’s concentrate. An initial report on the pilot testing for the production of merchant grade phosphoric acid (MGA) has been released, with a final report slated to be released during the fourth quarter.

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The initial report has revealed that the apatite concentrate is high grade, with 40.6% P2O5 content, with low impurity content. Further grinding of the phosphate rock as a result is not required.

An MGA quality of 54% P2O5 can be “easily attained” from the concentrate, with the report also indicating that the pilot plant process of producing the apatite concentrate is stable and features efficient recovery of above 99%.

Gypsum produced during the process of concentrating the apatite meanwhile saw total phosphate content of less than 0.2% on average.

Full details on the MGA and PPA testing will be released in conjunction with the final report, which is slated to be received and released in the fourth quarter.

First Phosphate last traded at $0.355 on the CSE.

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