Numerical Study of Water Mixing in a Conventional Flotation Cell

Chakraborty, Debadi (2006) Numerical Study of Water Mixing in a Conventional Flotation Cell. In: Proceedings of the International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology and Indo-Korean Workshop on Resource Recycling (MPT-2006), March 8-10, 2006, NML, Chennai.



Flotation is an important and well-established process in the minerals industry. The fundamentals of flotation are, however, not well understood as those of other unit operations in this industry. The performance of a flotat-ion cell is influenced by physical features, such as, impeller, stator and tank design, and by operating condi-tions, such as, impeller speed and aeration rate. Flota-tion cells are conventionally designed using empirically derived relations. The efficiency of the flotation process depends highly on the initial contact between the air bubble and the mineral particle. To enhance this contact, flotation cells are designed to achieve good mixing between the suspending solids and the dispersing air.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Computional Fluid dynamic; hydrodynamics; computational domain; stationary stator
Divisions:Mineral Processing
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Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:30 Nov 2012 17:57
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