INFOGRAPHIC: future mining success calls for improved comminution

CEEC International Ltd (Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution) released an infographic on Wednesday, which demonstrates opportunities for miners to improve earnings through more efficient comminution: the crushing and grinding of solid minerals.

Comminution accounts for the largest chunk of mine site energy consumption and represents a minimum of 10% of site production costs.

Have a look:


Proven ore processing alternatives such as smart blasting, mineral pre-concentration, novel flowsheets and new grinding technologies are just a few of the different strategies which can be deployed to improve throughout and cost effectiveness in the most costly step of mineral processing.

Innovation in mineral processing is well developed, but less widely implemented. Reports from the recent SME 2013 support the need to more advanced processing technologies to maximize recovery rates, and improve productivity. CEEC was established in 2011 to support knowledge sharing and change in an area of high energy consumption for the mineral industry.  CEEC is a not-for-profit company funded by grants from the mineral industry, whose mission is to accelerate knowledge and technology transfer in the field of energy-efficient comminution.

“This infographic is designed to catch the attention of time-poor managers, to raise their awareness of the potential benefits of alternative mine to mill processing strategies. Greater knowledge of these options will empower more informed query and enable key performance measures which reflect the potential gains. This is the first in a series of infographics CEEC plans to develop.” Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, CEEC Chair and Gekko Systems CEO.