Agitated flotation cells are widely used in the mineral processing industry for separating, recovering, and concentrating valuable particulate material from undesired gangue. Their performance is lowered, however, when part of the particulate system consists of fines, with particle diameters typically in the range from 30 to 100 μm.
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
FLOTATION Flotation is the most widely used mineral separation method. It is the preferred method of mineral recovery for many of the most important minerals that are recovered and large tonnages of ore are processed by flotation annually. The underlying principles of the flotation process are well established but it has proved to be
1 Froth Flotation Fundamental Principles Froth flotation is a highly versatile method for physically separating particles based on differences in the ability of air bubbles to selectively adhere to specific mineral surfaces in a mineral/water slurry. The particles with attached air bubbles are then carried to the surface and
A study by Mehrotra and Kapur 89 indicated that the lower the pulp density, the higher the flotation ratio, and therefore, the higher the mineral concentration.
How do flotation cells and machine work for the mineral processing industry will be better understood after you read on. While many types of agitators and aerators will make a flotation froth and cause some separation, it is necessary to have flotation cells with the correct fundamental principles to attain high recoveries and produce a high ...