Noteworthy: Real-time Copper Sulphide Species Differentiation

Copper Flotation Optimisation by Copper Sulphide Species Differentiation

On-line and in Real-time


Blue Cube Systems is currently testing its MQi Slurry analyser in a world first application, of measuring 5 various copper mineral species in the feed stream to the rougher flotation of a copper beneficiation process. The various mineral species within the ore body that will be measured with the MQi analyser are Chalcopyrite (CuFeS2), Bornite (Cu5FeS4), Chacolcite (Cu2S), Tennantite (Cu6As4S13) and Cuprite (Cu2O). The main aim of the trial is for the real-time analysis to provide the measurements for control on the dosage of reagents for each of the species in order to optimise the flotation process. This will provide the client economic and process benefits by saving on the dosage of reagents as well as increasing the recovery. Results and more information on the on-line, real-time measurements of this application as well as our other slurry applications are available on request. Please contact us on +27 21 880 1036 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.