Monday, 7 May 2018

Glencore Technology to sponsor Flotation '19

The Jameson Cell technology was invented in the late 1980s, jointly by Mount Isa Mines Ltd and Prof. Graeme Jameson of the University of Newcastle, Australia. It was developed to overcome the design and operating inadequacies of column and conventional flotation cells.
The latest designs combine the original advantages of small bubble size and small footprint with new low maintenance and operator-friendly designs.
Over 300 Jameson Cells are now in operation, treating a range of materials including coal, base and precious metals, potash, bitumen, graphite, and recovering organic in solvent extraction processes. The Jameson Cell is also an ideal technology for treatment of non-sulfide and industrial minerals in addition to reverse flotation.
The Jameson cell is now marketed by Glencore Technology of Australia and we are very pleased to welcome this Australian company, which develops, markets and supports technology and solutions for the global mineral processing and metals smelting and refining industries, as a first time sponsor of an MEI Conference. They become the 8th sponsor of Flotation '19, which will be held in Cape Town at the end of next year.
I am sure that, as always, Prof. Graeme Jameson will be a major contributor to the event, and we look forward to hearing more of his latest flotation invention, the NovaCell. At Flotation '17 Prof Jameson reported that this cell can recover mineral particles over a wide particle size range, from the lower limit of flotation, to an upper limit which depends on the liberation characteristics of the ore. In a single device, the collection of the fines and the coarse particles takes place in separate environments. The finest particles are contacted with bubbles in a high-energy aerator, while the coarse particles are captured by bubbles in the gentle environment in a fluidised bed.
Graeme Jameson (left) at Flotation '17
Much to look forward to next year! The latest updates on Flotation '19 can be found at #Flotation19.

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