Bhattacharya, S and Dey, Shobhana (2008) Evaluation of frother performance in coal flotation- A critical review of existing methodologies. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, 12 (2-4). pp. 108-129.
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Separation efficiency in flotation depends, to a considerable extent, on the efficiency of the frother used. A successful frother must achieve a delicate balance between froth stability and non-persistency. Ideally, the frother is not supposed to influence the state of the surface of the coal and minerals. In practice, however, interaction does occur between the frother, other reagents, and solid surfaces. Various commercially available frothers can differ slightly or significantly in their influence on the flotation results. Therefore, a plant operator is in a dilemma when it comes to selecting a frother to be used in his plant. This article attempts to critically review the different methodologies, which are available to compare the performance of two or more frothers in order to decide which would best serve the purpose of the plant operator.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Flotation, Frother performance|
|Deposited By:||Dr. A K Sahu|
|Deposited On:||29 Jun 2012 14:56|
|Last Modified:||29 Jun 2012 14:56|
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