Froth Flotation Process

flotation separators

The Froth Flotation Process is about taking advantage of the natural hydrophobicity of liberated (well ground) minerals/metals and making/playing on making them hydrophobic (water-repel) individually to carefully separate them from one another and the slurry they are in. For this purpose we use chemicals/reagents: Frothers (MIBC) is what allows the formation of air bubbles. Think … Read more

Flotation Training

Timed Flotation Test & Cumulative Grade Recovery Curve Mineralogy & Flotation: Floatability VS Selectivity Test Assessment Flotation Kinetics: Mass & Water Recovery VS Entrainment & Mineralogy Laboratory Flotation Testing

Gold Pyrite, Pyrrhotite and Arsenopyrite Recovery

One of the more common classes of ores containing gold is when gold is associated with pyrite, pyrrhotite, and arsenopyrite. This is the area of gold recovery that has probably received the most research and plant optimization support especially in light of the long history of South African industrial practice. From a reagent viewpoint, charged … Read more

Microbubble Flotation Column

The Microcel™ sparger consists of in-line static mixers and a centrifugal pump. Tailings slurry is pumped from the base of the column through the static mixers, where air and slurry are mixed under high-shear conditions to create the bubble dispersion. As the air-slurry mixture passes through the stationary blades located inside the mixer, the air is sheared into very small bubbles by the … Read more


COARSE FLOTATION OFFERS IMPORTANT SAVINGS THROUGH REDUCED OPERATING COSTS Grinding cost varies greatly depending upon the size reduction required. For example, it takes approximately 50% less horsepower to grind from ½” to 48 mesh than it does to grind the same material from ½” to 100 mesh. Many minerals are liberated at a coarse mesh … Read more


The flowsheet in this study illustrates the general practice in the United Kingdom. A large number of coal preparation plants have been established by the National Coal Board during the past 10 years. The primary consideration is to achieve a maximum recovery of low ash coal. The secondary consideration is to reclaim the plant water … Read more

Flotation Material Balancing Excel Solver: Mass Balance Calculations Example

For a flotation circuit, material balance calculations define an engineering problem where flow parameters between unit operations are partly known. The purpose of a material balancing is to mathematically examine the known flow parameters to solve for the unknown flow parameters. Two main types of material balances are commonly made: design material balance operating plant … Read more