Eriez® Flotation Division Supplies Proprietary Process Equipment to Kropz’ Elandsfontein Phosphate Project

Delta, BC—The Eriez® Flotation Division (EFD) has been selected to supply a variety of proprietary process equipment to the

Kropz Elandsfontein Phosphate Project on the west coast of South Africa. The EFD equipment includes CrossFlow Separators

for size classification, a Rotary Slurry Powered distributor for stream splitting and 10 Flotation Columns. The equipment will be

commissioned in 2016.


The order was approved upon completion of an extensive analysis for processing ore from the Elandsfontein deposit. A team of

EFD mineral processing engineers and technologists working at the Eriez Test Lab in Erie, PA, developed various flotation flow

sheets for ore processing. Following a number of test campaigns and evaluations, Kropz and its engineering firm, DRA

International, worked closely with EFD personnel to design and select the optimal flow sheet.


“The collaboration between our lab and the Kropz team gave both parties great confidence that the technology being selected

will work well for the Elandsfontein project,” says Drew Hobert, EFD Process Engineer. Eric Wasmund, EFD Global Managing

Director, notes, “The Elandsfontein project is a great model of how EFD can be involved from an early stage by using our Test

Lab to develop and validate flow sheets on the lab scale. This testing minimizes scale-up and start-up risk and ensures the right

technology is selected from the start.”


EFD has supplied more than 1,000 unit operations for flotation equipment, including more than 100 for phosphate applications

in the United States, Brazil, Canada and China. The various types of equipment include HydroFloat™ for floating coarse ore,

CrossFlow Separators for sizing ore and Flotation Columns with sparging technology selected based on specific ore particle



About EFD

Eriez Flotation Division (EFD) is a world leader in advanced flotation technology. Formerly known as Canadian Process

Technologies, Inc., EFD is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eriez Manufacturing Co. EFD provides advanced testing and

engineering services, in addition to sparging and column flotation equipment for the mining and mineral processing industries.

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