The Eriez Flotation Division (EFD) provides advanced engineering, metallurgical testing and innovative flotation technology for the mining and minerals processing industries. Strengths in process engineering, equipment design and fabrication position EFD as a leader in minerals flotation systems around the world.
Applications for EFD equipment and systems include metallic and non-metallic minerals, bitumen recovery, fine coal recovery, organic recovery (solvent extraction and electrowinning) and gold/silver cyanidation. The company's product line encompasses flotation cells, gas spargers, mini-pilot plants, slurry distributors and flotation test equipment. EFD has designed, supplied and commissioned more than 1,000 flotation systems worldwide for cleaning, roughing and scavenging applications in metallic and non-metallic processing operations. And it is a leading producer of modular column flotation systems for recovering bitumen from oil sands.
The Eriez Flotation Division has supplied more than 900 flotation columns throughput the world in mineral concentrating and purification applications that include iron ore, base-metals, gold, industrial minerals, fertilizers (phosphate and potash), energy (coal and oil-sands) and specialty applications such as oil/water separation. This includes more than 20 years of experience in supplying column applications. An advantage is that it provides a variety of column and sparging technologies so we can recommend and design the most appropriate equipment for the application. In some cases, we have optimized columns for particular mineral systems such as the PhosPro™ for phosphate, the K-Pro™ for potash, the BitPro™ for bitumen, and the CoalPro™ for coal.
Mining & Mineral Processing