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Microcel™ - 1

Flotation columns For higher concentrate grades

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Microcel™ - 2

A unique sparger technology Metso columns cells have established a new standard in flotation technology. For the last four decades, columns have proven their ability to produce higher concentrate grades compared with conventional mechanical flotation cells. Microcel™ columns increase product recovery and improve plant profitability. The sparger is derived from the patented Microcel™ technology and enhances metallurgical performance by allowing an unprecedented flexibility on the graderecovery curve. Metso offers industrial expertise and numerous references in fullscale flotation column...

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Microcel™ - 3

Main advantages Wash water Improved recovery Optimized grade Increased throughput Enhanced bubble particle contact Maximized bubble surface area flux No plugging On-line replacement Reduced wear and maintenance Level control Recycle slurry pump Slurry manifold ring Static mixer Air manifold ring Isolation valve Flotat

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Sparger retrofit Improved metallurgical performance Mineral grade % For plant metallurgists who need to increase recovery, Metso offers to retrofit its sparger technology on existing columns. Metso sparger’s ability to improve column metallurgical performance, and recovery in particular, has been demonstrated in every case when industrially tested in parallel with other sparging technologies. Increase in recovery of 30% or more were reported. The figure illustrates the performance changes on column operation (represented by the grade-recovery curve) when a Microcel™ sparger is retrofitted....

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Microcel™ - 5

Robust control systems are essential to ensure product quality consistency and to minimize maintenance requirements. Metso supplies the flotation column control system and associated instrumentation best suited to you plant. This may range from one single control loop to an advanced control system. Applications The Metso column technology has proven its superior metallurgical performances in such applications as copper, lead, zinc, iron, graphite, phosphate, coal and fluorspar.

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• Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. 2715 Pleasant Valley Road, York, PA 17402, USA, Phone: +1 717 843 8671 • etso Minerals (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd. M Private Bag X2006, 1600 Isando, Johannesburg, South Africa, Phone: +27 11 9614 000, Fax: +27 11 397-5087 • Metso Minerals (Australia) Ltd. Level 2, 1110 Hay Street, 6005 West Perth, WA, Australia, Phone: +61 8 9420 5555, Fax: +61 8 9320 2500 • Metso Minerals (India) Pvt Ltd 1st floor, Building No. 10, Tower A, DLF Cyber City, Phase - II, Gurgaon - 122 002, Haryana, India, Phone: +91 124 2716666, Fax: +91 124 235 1601 • Metso Perú S.A. Calle...

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