Jameson Cell flotation is a unique technology that uses simple principles to generate an intense flotation recovery process using robust equipment.
All minerals recovered using flotation can be processed with the Jameson Cell. Over 200 Jameson Cells have been installed all around the world with copper, coal and SX-EW applications comprising the major installations.
The Jameson Cell is a state of the art invention that takes the technology of recovering hydrophobic particles into the 21st century. The first commercial Jameson Cell was installed in 1989 at the Mt Isa Mines operation.
The cell is a high intensity mixing (shear) device that creates fine air bubbles and high probability of contact between air and hydrophobic particles. The fine air bubbles enable high solid loading per air bubble and thus high froth carrying capacity.
There are no moving parts besides the pump that is required to generate the shearing zone. The technology is used for a range of applications and has global installations in base metal sulphides, coal, industrial minerals and solvent extraction and electrowinning applications.
The range of feed flows per cell is from 80 m3/h to 3,000 m3/h.