Froth Flotation

Das, Avimanyu and Singh, Ratnakar and Sahu, K K and Abhilash, and Goswami, N G (2008) Froth Flotation. In: Training Course on Mineral Processing and Nonferrous Extractive Metallurgy, June 30 - July 5, 2008, NML, Jamshedpur.



Froth flotation is a process used to separate minerals, suspended in liquids, by selectively attaching them to gas bubbles. Hence, in flotation we have a three-phase system. The separation principle is based on the lack of affinity of the mineral surface towards water, a property denoted by hydrophobicity. Flotation is undoubtedly the most important and versatile mineral processing technique and applications are being expanded to treat greater tonnages and to cover new areas. It is a selective process and can be used to achieve separation from complex ores such as lead-zinc, copper- zinc etc.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:water surface; hydrophobic; chemical reagents; tensile forces; seperate minerals
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
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Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:14 Aug 2012 09:51
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