Step Change Increase in Selectivity and Recovery of Minerals
CiDRA’s proprietary technology is a novel mineral separation process that uses chemistry and engineered collection media to recover minerals of up to 3mm with a high upgrade ratio and low mass yield. The P29 technology leverages current froth flotation chemistry and replaces the air bubble with an engineered tunable hydrophobic polymer matrix to recover minerals. Replacing the air bubble in froth flotation with an engineered matrix allows for the independent optimization of mineral collection, transport and release delivering recovery of very low exposed minerals at very coarse sizes. The development pathway of the proprietary technology unlocks novel chemistries for mineral recovery that are not achievable in traditional aqueous froth flotation systems today with the potential of economic mineral recovery of ore bodies that are currently uneconomic.