Replacing mechanical flotation cells by a flotation column at the pilot plant of the Sarcheshmeh copper mine

Yahyaei, M., Banisi, S. and Javani, J. (2006) Replacing mechanical flotation cells by a flotation column at the pilot plant of the Sarcheshmeh copper mine. Separation Science and Technology, 41 16: 3609-3617. doi:10.1080/01496390600956894


Author Yahyaei, M.
Banisi, S.
Javani, J.
Title Replacing mechanical flotation cells by a flotation column at the pilot plant of the Sarcheshmeh copper mine
Journal name Separation Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0149-6395
1520-5754
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01496390600956894
Volume 41
Issue 16
Start page 3609
End page 3617
Total pages 9
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract A flotation column could be considered as one of the major breakthroughs in the field of mineral processing in the last decades. Due to an increase in the trend of the use of these type of cells in the mineral processing plants, an investigation regarding the performance of these cells was initiated. The flotation column at the Sarcheshmeh pilot plant with some modifications was restarted. When all necessary measures were taken, the possibility of using the flotation cell in the cleaner and recleaner stages was investigated. Replacing the cleaner cells by the column flotation increased the separation efficiency by 7%. When the column cell was used as recleaner and both cleaner and recleaner, an improvement of 10% was observed. It was found that using a column cell instead of mechanical cells in addition to a decrease in repair and maintenance costs could result in 76% and 83% reduction in energy cost of cleaner and cleaner‐recleaner stages, respectively, at the pilot plant.
Keyword Flotation
Flotation column
Mechanical cells
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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