Flotation optimisation studies of the Perilya Broken Hill lead circuit

Schwarz, S. E. E. and Kilgariff, B. (2005). Flotation optimisation studies of the Perilya Broken Hill lead circuit. In: Graeme J. Jameson, Conference Proceedings: Centenary of Flotation Symposium. Centenary of Flotation Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (913-921). 6-9 June 2005.

Author Schwarz, S. E. E.
Kilgariff, B.
Title of paper Flotation optimisation studies of the Perilya Broken Hill lead circuit
Conference name Centenary of Flotation Symposium
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 6-9 June 2005
Proceedings title Conference Proceedings: Centenary of Flotation Symposium
Place of Publication Carlton, Vic., Australia
Publisher Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781920806316
Editor Graeme J. Jameson
Start page 913
End page 921
Total pages 9
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary Flotation has been in use at Broken Hill for nearly 100 years, and the process has gone through many different optimisation studies over that time. This paper reviews the current flotation practice at the Perilya Broken Hill Mine, and details one of the recent optimisation studies conducted using mathematical modelling and simulation tools.

The optimisation study consisted of surveys of the lead and zinc circuits, mapping of the floatability components of the ore and developing models of the lead and zinc circuits. The models were then used to conduct simulations to simplify the circuit. The study allowed plant personnel to identify optimum operating conditions for their current flotation cells, as well as possible improvements in circuit configuration and cell capacity.
Subjects E1
290702 Mineral Processing
640300 First Stage Treatment of Ores and Minerals
0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
091404 Mineral Processing/Beneficiation
Keyword Flotation
Broken Hill
Perilya Broken Hill Mine
optimisation study
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Publication series (Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy) ; 2005/5

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