Thermo Fisher Scientific supports CEEC’s mission to lead change in energy and water efficient mineral processing

Thermo Fisher Multi Stream analyser at Hillgrove Resources Kanmantoo Mine.
Thermo Fisher Multi Stream analyser at Hillgrove Resources Kanmantoo Mine.

The welcome addition of new industry sponsors is enabling the Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) to gain greater traction in leading change and driving the uptake of more energy and water efficient, lower impact mineral processing.

Today, CEEC announced that Thermo Fisher Scientific, a world leader in supplying solutions for efficient and sustainable mining, has joined as a sponsor of the global not-for-profit communication hub.

Employing more than 75,000 people globally, Thermo Fisher Scientific operates through four segments: Life Sciences Solutions, Analytical Instruments, Specialty Diagnostics, and Laboratory Products and Services. The company provides weighing, monitoring and sampling systems and applications expertise to help optimise process control, production monitoring and automation in mining and bulk material handling.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Field Marketing Manager, Scott Ferguson, said the company’s mission “to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer” was very much in alignment with CEEC’s vision for more efficient, lower footprint mining.

Following extensive analysis of client needs, and a solid investment in research and development, the company is expanding its suite of sorting and preconcentration products for the minerals sector.

In response to renewed interest in preconcentration processes, Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched its proven cross belt analyser, CB Omni Fusion, utilising prompt gamma neutron activation analysis (PGNAA) into bulk ore sorting applications.

The company also released a new particle size analyser (PSM-500) in June 2020 – specifically designed for comminution circuits.

“The ability to measure product out of the grinding circuit in real-time can have very large benefits. By optimising grinding control systems, operators can maximise throughput, use energy more effectively and achieve greater recovery,” Mr Ferguson said.

“This analyser draws upon proven technology and incorporates an interactive user interface and improved reliability”, he said.

No stranger to the field, Thermo Fisher Scientific has been supplying slurry samplers, in-stream analysers and cross belt analysers for more than 40 years.

CEEC CEO Alison Keogh said Thermo Fisher Scientific was a welcome addition to its list of valued sponsors from around the globe.

“We’re proud to partner with companies that provide solutions for efficient and sustainable mining. These relationships open the door to wider awareness and adoption of new technologies and processes that positively impact the industry,” Ms Keogh said.

“This support from Thermo Fisher Scientific, in conjunction with our other sponsors, helps CEEC continue its important global work of providing free and impartial online resources and low cost events that highlight best practice and emerging advances in profitable, eco-efficient mineral processing.”

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