Integrated Comminution & Froth Flotation Services
The performance of mineral separation by froth flotation is dependent on mineral liberation and particle size distribution, consequently an integrated approach to comminution and froth flotation testing and optimisation has many potential benefits to plant operation. For example, by incorporating mineralogical analysis using tools such as ZEISS Mineralogic and QEMSCAN, the optimum grind size and grinding parameters (e.g. specific energy input) can be targeted and the impact on flotation performance assessed and optimised.
Our extensive range of laboratory grinding equipment, including in particular our MagotteauxMill® which allows grinding chemistry measurement and monitoring (more details can be found here), together with our experience in comminution testing can be combined with laboratory froth flotation services to optimise existing process parameters or to evaluate novel process routes (e.g. coarse particle flotation followed by regrinding and further flotation). As the challenges associated with ore complexity and variability increase, an integrated approach to mineral processing will become increasingly important and we can provide the comminution and froth flotation services to address these challenges.