Application Spotlight Location:

Climax Molybdenum
Freeport-McMoRan Company
Fort Madison, IA


Climax Molybdenum, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, is the world’s largest molybdenum conversion processing plant. Primary products at the facility, ammonium molybdate and ammonium sulphate are the most valuable commodities. Sulfuric acid and ammonia are part of the process and must be dealt with in a cost effective and environmentally safe way.


Because of a long standing relationship in supplying composite materials, Monoxivent was asked by Climax to team with Southern Environmental, Inc., to find a solution. Southern Environmental designed a wet precipitator scrubber system and Monoxivent manufactured the vessel and the duct. Corrosion resistant fiberglass duct and process vessels have proven to be the best choice. The net result is a sound financial and environmental solution