Thickener Optimization

Achieve Maximum Separation Efficiency Using Scientific AI’s Thickener Optimization application uses real-time Scientific AI to guide metallurgists and operators on how to best move the key process variables to their optimal setpoints, stabilizing the product stream, improving water recovery and minimizing flocculant usage.

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Made for Your Mining Challenges

Difficulty to Hit Target Underflow Density or Overflow Clarity

Metallurgists struggle to keep Thickener circuits stable in the face of constantly changing ore properties and upstream process performance.

Different operational modes threaten efficiency depending on the operator’s shifts and experience.

How It Helps

Real-time Information and Performance Prediction

Our real-time Scientific AI apps provide operators with proactive recommendations on how to maintain operational stability and desired performance from solid-liquid separation for underflow density and overflow clarity.

They adapt to variable ore properties to avoid rises in rake torque or bed pressure.

Users can simulate and predict performance by stipulating process objectives and operational limits that guide what “optimal” means for a specific thickener circuit.

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What You Get

Optimum and Stable Process, Consistently Achieving the Desired Underflow Density

Maximize your water recovery by achieving stable underflow with a high % of solids.

Prevent isolation events and stoppages, and reduce maintenance costs from rake and pump damage.

Ensure optimal flocculant usage that leads to a reduction in chemical spend.

Thickener Circuit Optimization in Action

The Thickener Optimization application has been developed and refined over several years at multiple customer sites, creating an ‘out-of-the-box’ product that can be rapidly deployed to deliver value within weeks.

Significant progress in the stabilization of our thickeners operation was achieved by deploying the application

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Antofagasta Minerals


reduction in rake torque


reduction in flocculant

Discover how Thickener Optimization can be applied to your operation

Mine to Market: Value Chain Optimization

Powered and connected together by the platform, the Thickener Optimization Application is one of a suite of real-time decision-making applications that use Scientific AI to optimize each process; from mine-to-market.

Our Material Handling model connects these applications together to drive even greater efficiency gains.

Our process optimization apps can be deployed on a specific process bottleneck or expanded across the entire value chain.

They are powered by our Scientific AI Decision Intelligence Platform,

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