Role of Froth Processes on Flotation

Mehrotra, S P and Singh, Ratnakar (1995) Role of Froth Processes on Flotation. Metals Materials and Processes, 6 (3). pp. 1-22.

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The importance of various froth processes on the perfo-rmance of flotation cells has been long before recog- nized. The froth and its stability, the entrainment and the drainage of particles are important factors which affect the grade of the product and recovery of the valuable mineral. The paper highlights the need for a deeper understanding of various phenomena taking place in the froth phase. A distinction is made between the two phase froth and the three phase froth which is enco-untered in flotation. Some important aspects related to the structure, stability, drainage, contamination of froth by gangue particles, secondary concentration processes, etc. are discussed. A brief review of lite-rature pertaining to mathematical modeling of flotation kinetics involving froth phenomena is presented. Froth models have been broadly divided into two categories: (i) multi-phase froth models, and (ii) models based on microscopic considerations. For case of discussion the rummer category is further subdivided into:(a) models considering perfect mixing in the phases, (h) models considering plug flow in the froth phase, and (c) steady state models.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Flotation; froth processes; modeling kinetics
Divisions:Mineral Processing
ID Code:4165
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:27 Oct 2011 09:53
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