IntelliMet has developed a revolutionary technology for molecular and ionic separations. Our nano- composite material that we call the Spiderweb™ was created to overcome a fundamental physical limitation of conventional separation methods. Traditional resin-based ion exchange products are constrained by the slow diffusion rate of metal ions into the pores and to the plastic surface of the resin pores, where ion exchange occurs.
The Spiderweb™ technology provides a solution for ionic separation that is:
• Fast (takes seconds to complete)
• Pollution free
“The secret sauce for ... remarkably low ... capex is “Spiderweb™” solid phase extraction (SPE) technology that Iʼve described in previous ESI articles. ... One feature of Dr. Hammenʼs astonishing chemical engineering technology is that it works with plastic piping, versus equipment fabricated out of superexpensive titanium, stainless steel and advanced glass. Another key element is that SPE-spider web tech speeds up chemical reaction kinetics by orders of magnitude… The analogy would be to pay for a Chevrolet, but drive off the lot in a new Cadillac, with every option and all the bells and whistles.”
-Byron King, Great News for Rare Earths