cells and details of this design will be discussed later in this article. The top section of the disc connects to a drive shaft which in turn connects to the pulley/gear motor drive assembly. The impeller is located in the centre of the cell cross section with its II/FLOTATION/Flotation Cell Design: Application of Fundamental Principles 1505
The Inspiration Copper Co. uses flotation as the prime process, and its 800 tons per section is treated by 24 roughing cells and 4 cleaners. In this case the cells are run in series, the primary cells treating the original feed and the secondary cells re treating only the slime from the primary tailing after the sand has been removed.
The slurry flow then enters the feed end of the flotation cells. The slurry at this point is called the HEADS of the circuit. The mineral is then separated and flows over the overflow into a trough called a flotation cell LAUNDERER. The OVERFLOW is now called the flotation CONCENTRATE of the circuit.
The MAC flotation cell is mainly used in the flotation section of waste paper deinking pulping, for removal of hydrophobic impurities such as filler, ash, ink particles, etc. It can increase pulp whiteness and meet the requirements of final paper appearance quality. Table 11.11 shows the features of MAC flotation cell.
Additional collector was added in between cells 4 and 5 the flotation rate increased . However, the data do fit one straight line from cell 4 to 10. The general equation of this line is: Recovery = R ) where B and C are constants and n is the cell number.
no flotation can occur. Contact between particles and bubbles can be accomplished in a flotation cell such as the one shown schematically in Figure 5. Figure 5: Simplified schematic of a conventional flotation cell. The rotor draws slurry through the stator and expels it to the sides, creating a suction that draws air down the shaft of the stator.