Arthur Taggart

Basic Principles & Variables Affecting Froth Flotation

The basic factors, principles and variables affecting froth flotation are enumerated in condensed form below: Ore. (a) Mineralogical character. (b) Fineness of grinding. (c) Method of grinding. Agents. (a) Principal flotation agent. (“Oil”) α Character. β Quantity. (b) Minor agent. α Character. β Quantity. Water. (a) Quantity with respect to solids, i.e. pulp thickness. (b) … Read more

Crushing Energy & Work of Crushing Machines

A general awakening of interest among mill men concerning the mechanical efficiencies of their crushing machines is evident from a perusal of the recent files of mining publications. Considering the large part of the power bill which must be debited to the crushing department, such interest is natural. When, however, the articles on the subject are … Read more