Zalta™ Grinding Aids

As high-grade ore deposits become depleted, mining companies must frequently tap into lower-quality ore. Accessing these ore bodies is often difficult and complex. Advanced chemistries and more energy are required to process and extract the ore’s most valuable elements.

Zalta grinding aids are designed to work in these demanding environments. Based on proprietary chemistry, this family of products reduces ore cohesion and adhesion throughout the grinding circuit, increasing throughput and eliminating production bottlenecks.

Zalta grinding aids lead to gains in grinding productivity by reducing cohesion and adhesion in the ore slurry. This decreases the viscosity and/or yield stress as the slurry moves through the ball mill, improving grindability by both cascading motion and freefall ball-striking motion.

Key benefits include:

  • Improved ore throughput in grinding circuit
  • Reduced energy at a given throughput
  • Improved extraction
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Improved environmental performance
  • Decreased capital expenditures

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To learn more about Zalta grinding aids or for free technical advice on increasing throughput, ask a Solenis expert today.