ProFlote™ US Patent 7429331 is a pre-flotation conditioning technology that substantially improves mineral flotation separation. ProFlote has been installed in mineral processing plants with substantial financial benefits.
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- ProFlote Selectively Improves Fine Mineral Recovery
ProFlote improves fine mineral recovery by selectively aggregating fine minerals such as chalcopyrite or sphalerite into larger aggregates. These minerals when aggregated float more efficiently with faster kinetics. Gangue minerals remain unaffected.
- ProFlote has Halved the Losses in the <20µm Fraction
Plant results have proven that the recovery of the <20µm fraction is most effected. Some plant results have shown a halving of the losses in these sized fractions.
- ProFlote has Demonstrated 2%-5% Increase in Total Plant Recovery
Plant testing of the ProFlote in mineral processing plants has shown improvements in plant recovery of up to 5%. This can be accompanied by increases in concentrate grade also.
- ProFlote can be Retrofitted to Existing Plants
All current ProFlote installations are in existing plants. Positioning of ProFlote is flexible within the plant.
- ProFlote Operating Costs are Negligible
ProFlote requires a small amount of 80-100psi compressed air. No other utilities are required giving the ProFlote a negligible operating cost.
- ProFlote has a Small Installation Footprint
Depending on plant size and throughput, the ProFlote required for a plant has only a relatively small footprint, making locating of the ProFlote simple.
- ProFlote Installation is Simple
The only requirement is that the flotation feed pass through the ProFlote. ProFlote is supplied with flanged fittings making installation in existing pipe work straightforward, alternatively ProFlote can be installed in existing conditioning tanks.
- ProFlote Generates Large Financial Benefits.
With negligible operating costs, simple installation and large improvements in mineral recoveries ProFlote generates large financial benefits in saleable metal.