Recovering mineral-bearing particles into a smaller volume saves energy.
Pre-concentration is one step that Gekko Systems applies, and advocates, to design and deliver world-leading energy-efficient flowsheets.
Simply put, pre-concentration drastically reduces the ore mass that reports to intensive downstream processing. By using gravity to recover mineral-bearing particles into a much smaller volume, significant savings in energy and operational expenses are achieved.
Agile mining operations are actively adopting the concept of pre-concentration to enhance their overall operations. The economic gains made by reducing crushing and comminution energy costs are evident, and traditional milling methods are now being challenged.