Temperature sensitive polymers as efficient and selective flotation collectors

Forbes, Elizaveta, Bradshaw, Dee J. and Franks, George V. (2011) Temperature sensitive polymers as efficient and selective flotation collectors. Minerals Engineering, 24 8: 772-777. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2011.02.003

Author Forbes, Elizaveta
Bradshaw, Dee J.
Franks, George V.
Title Temperature sensitive polymers as efficient and selective flotation collectors
Journal name Minerals Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0892-6875
Publication date 2011-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.mineng.2011.02.003
Volume 24
Issue 8
Start page 772
End page 777
Total pages 6
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract This study investigates both the efficacy and selectivity temperature responsive of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) PNIPAM as a flotation collector. The results of this study showed that charged poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) polymers selectively increased both the probability particle/bubble attachment as well as the floatability of coarse alumina and quartz particles respectively. These results provide a basis for considering PNIPAM as both an effective and selective collector in a flotation system. Coupled with previous studies that demonstrate the efficacy of PNIPAM as a flocculant in mineral suspensions, these results clearly demonstrate the potential use of PNIPAM as a dual function reagent which acts as both selective flotation collector and flocculant in the flotation of ultrafine particles.
Keyword Flotation collectors
Oxide ores
Column flotation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Originally published in the XXV International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC) 2010 Proceedings, reprinted with the permission of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

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