Metso Outotec launches flotation technology

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Concorde Cell is designed for more finely disseminated and complex orebodies that have previously been inaccessible.
Concorde Cell is designed for more finely disseminated and complex orebodies that have previously been inaccessible.

Metso Outotec has introduced its Concorde Cell flotation technology for efficient fine and ultra-fine particle recovery and is designed for more finely disseminated and complex orebodies that have previously been inaccessible.

The company says it reduces plant operation costs and contributes to sustainability of operations through minimised energy and water consumption per tonnes of metal produced.

The Concorde Cell forced-air Blast Tubes treat 100% of fresh feed combined with tailings’ recycling for improved performance, allowing finer grinding to get extra liberation without the risk of valuable particles lost into tailings.

Antti Rinne, VP Flotation at Metso Outotec, said that combining the company’s TankCell technology with Concorde Cells is a low-risk and high-benefit approach for minerals processing’ flowsheets. “The cell produces very high shear and extremely fine bubbles, which increases recovery in particles under 20 microns.

“The need to process more finely disseminated and complex ore grades, as well as the declining ore grades and the demand for improved flotation selectivity, all bring new challenges to minerals processing flowsheets. The new Concorde Celltechnology helps flotation circuits overcome these challenges.”