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Eriez® Flotation Division Will Highlight Advanced Flotation and Magnetic Product Offerings at IMPC 2016

Delta, BC — At the 2016 International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC), in Quebec City, Canada, to begin on September 11, Eriez® and the Eriez Flotation Division (EFD) will feature the company’s innovative magnetic separation and flotation technology. Mike Mankosa, Ph.D, and Eriez Executive Vice President of Global Technology, will present technical papers focused on various coarse particle flotation applications and benefits of the HydroFloat™ Separator.

Eriez experts will be in booth 107 to discuss their wide array of state-of-the-art separation technology for mineral processing. Products include magnetic separators, suspended magnets, metal detectors, StackCell® Flotation, sparging systems and column flotation cells. The team will also highlight EFD’s extensive in-house lab services.

As a part of the show’s technical program, Mankosa will present three coarse particle flotation papers: “Significance of Exposed Grain Surface Area in Coarse Particle Flotation of Low-grade Gold Ore with the HydroFloat™ Technology” “Recovery of Values from a Porphyry Copper Tailing Stream” and “Split-feed Circuit Design for Primary Sulfide Recovery.”  To view the IMPC presentation schedule and download papers, visit

Eriez was the first in fluidized-bed flotation and first patented this coarse particle recovery system in 2002. Its ability to recover particles up to and exceeding 3 mm has re-shaped the industrial minerals market. It is now being applied to the sulphides and base metal markets where there are numerous benefits not just in reducing capital and operating costs, but also for improving sustainability and environmental efforts.

The greater benefit of this approach is that the amount of grinding and comminution is radically reduced. Simulations show that energy consumption can be reduced by 50-75 percent. Additionally, mill throughput capacity can be increased by at least 25 percent with an improved IRR or net present value.

The HydroFloatSeparator is an aerated fluidized-bed (or teeter-bed) separator. The synergistic effect of combining flotation with gravity concentration results in an outcome that cannot be achieved by either approach alone. Air bubbles are dispersed by the fluidization system, percolate through the hindered-setting zone and attach to the hydrophobic component, rendering it sufficiently buoyant to float and be recovered. The use of the dense phase, fluidized bed eliminates axial mixing, increases coarse particle residence time and improves the flotation rate through enhanced bubble-particle interactions. As a result, the rate of recovery is high for both fully-liberated and semi-liberated particles. To learn more, visit

For more information about the EFD’s advanced engineering, metallurgical testing and innovative flotation technology for the mining and mineral processing industries, visit

About EFD

Eriez Flotation Division (EFD) is a world leader in advanced flotation technology. Formerly known as Canadian Process Technologies, Inc., EFD is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eriez Manufacturing Co. EFD provides advanced testing and engineering services, in addition to sparging and column flotation equipment for the mining and mineral processing industries. For more information, visit or call toll-free at 888-300-3743 within the U.S. and Canada. We can also be contacted at


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