Mining and Minerals Industry

Mining and Minerals

“The mining and mineral industry invariably requires solid/liquid separation equipment that is large, heavy duty, of robust design and efficient operation. The Horizontal Continuous Solid and Screen Bowl Decanter Centrifuges are the perfect solution.”

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Mining & Mineral Applications

Hydrometallurgical processing of ores

This has become a key technology development in the production of precious and base metals. Processing plants employ the use of flotation or leaching systems to selectively enrich the specific metallic components. Continuous Horizontal Decanter Centrifuges are capable of providing an effective, efficient operation.

Typical Applications

  • Precious metals
    • Gold
    • Silver
    • Platinum
  • Base metals
    • Copper
    • Lead
    • Zinc

Industrial Minerals

In addition to the ore mining industry Decanter Centrifuges are also found with equal opportunities in the differing mineral mining industries.

Typical Applications

  • Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC)
  • Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC)
  • Kaolin & China Clay
  • Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)
  • Barium Sulphate
  • And numerous others

Typical properties and requirements of both the Ores and Minerals products;

  • High suspended solids density
  • Special materials of construction required to accommodate varying pH
  • Operating temperatures in excess of 100oC
  • Hard abrasive solids requiring wear protection considerations
  • Increased salinity mother liquors that affects both density and viscosity
  • Highly corrosive

Leading Centrifuge OEM’s around the world have successfully designed and manufactured centrifuges that are more than capable of meeting these harsh and very demanding operating conditions.

Coal and Potash mining are two large industries not mentioned above. However, decanter centrifuges are found at virtually all such mines, usually consisting of large numbers of units. We have extensive knowledge of all the centrifuges used in both these industries and can offer various means of support surrounding their selection and operating performance.


NCD Separation Solutions Ltd. is a unique company that can offer a complete range of centrifuge consultancy and centrifuge engineering services.