We talked with John Antonacci of Gannon & Scott as he provided a refining tutorial to let shops know how they might find additional sources of reclaim they may be missing.
Antonacci provides a brief overview of the processes that Gannon & Scott use to determine the precious metal value in plating solutions — such as baths and strip solutions, acids/cyanides — and filters, resins, and plated material.
Gannon & Scott was founded in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1919 and has grown into a highly-respected and capable provider of customized precious metal refining and reclamation services.
Antonacci says the company has processing plants in Rhode Island and Arizona and three regional sales offices to provide the following services to finishers:
- Induction melting of gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium
- Thermal reduction with an exceptionally high capacity, including floor mats, filters, resins, wipes
- Chemical Processing of cyanide stripping of plated parts, hazardous and non-hazardous solution processing, solvents and wastes with solvents, and isopropyl alcohol, acetone, toluene, and methyl ethyl ketone.
- Certified destruction with the thermal reduction process that turns I.P. into a fine ash.
- Analysis was performed with an ISO-certified lab, and fire assay was performed for all lots, plus ICP multi-element, gravimetric, atomic, volumetric analysis, and more.