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Froth stabilization (2 replies)

3 weeks ago
Julie 3 weeks ago

What would cause froth to destabilize? Xanthates are being used as a collector. Would the presence of hydrocarbons in ore (due to oils and grease from machinery) have an effect?


Paul Morrow
3 weeks ago
Paul Morrow 3 weeks ago


What do you mean destabilize? Do you have photos? Describe what you see please.

3 weeks ago
ThabisoKwenane 3 weeks ago

Froth destabilization can be caused by a couple of factors. To name a few; It can be due to too much xanthate into the system, low feed RD, too much air injection into the circuit while operating at low levels, if senkol is one of the reagents that you are using too much of it can also cause froth destabilization. Hydrocarbons (oils etc) would not really cause distabilization as it is an immiscible liquid.

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