|Current Flotation '17 sponsors|
Saturday, 18 February 2017
We are pleased to announce that Kemtec Mineral Processing Pty Ltd, a new Australian company which supplies specialty flotation reagents to tackle plant challenges, is to sponsor Flotation '17 in Cape Town in November.
Kemtec recognises that more is needed than just supplying reagents alone, and the company's product range has been developed based on flotation cell hydrodynamic technology.
Technical Manager Dr. Kenneth Lee has long been a respected reviewer for Minerals Engineering and he says that Kemtec's approach begins with the strict adherence to a methodology that incorporates Six Sigma principles for defining and solving plant problems. "We bring the best in experienced people, who combine the knowledge of the attributes of mining reagents with the know-how to best apply them in the operation of a flotation concentrator. This expertise enables us to assist in determining the true problem and how to best use chemistry to get to a solution. We then use the right amount of well-designed laboratory tests to gain empirical knowledge on the relationships between reagents, circuit conditions and operating parameters on flotation performance. The majority of the effort will then focus on the actual plant, using sound, statistically based testing (and good old fashioned metallurgical art) to understand the true causes and effects that changes in reagents, conditions, and operations have on the mineral flotation rates. Only when these effects are understood, can changes be incorporated that will have the true effect of improving the long term performance of the mill. History has shown that every mine is unique and that an individualized metallurgical solution may be what is needed to perform at optimal levels. Without a complete understanding of the total system, and the ability to provide custom formulated products, valid and lasting improvements are rare".
MEI is pleased to welcome Kemtec as a first time sponsor of an MEI Conference.