Kemtec has qualified, experienced metallurgists who have run milling plants, understand cell flotation technology from both a mechanical and chemical point of view, and can assist in providing hints and ideas to improve recovery through process optimization.
Dr. Kenneth Lee (B Eng. Chemical, PhD Chemical), M AusIMM
Kenneth Lee is a classically trained Chemical Engineer, completing his PhD in 2005. After graduation he worked as a plant metallurgist at a copper mine in Queensland gaining experiences in crushing, grinding and flotation plants before being approached by Ausmelt for the development of their hydroxamate oxide mineral collector. During this time at Ausmelt, he was a significant contributor in setting up a new commercial metallurgical testing laboratory based in Gosford. In more recent years Ken has worked domestically and internationally (PNG, Latin America, Canada, South Africa, Congo, Zambia, Indonesia) on complex base metal ore types that include: Copper sulphides, poly metallic sulphides and different oxide minerals. This experience, both in laboratory and in production is highly valuable when evaluating new reagents from the initial laboratory test work to plant evaluations via statistically valid on-off trials.