A gas dispersion study on the lead flotation circuit at Hindustan Zinc Limited-Rampura Agucha mine operation

Surapaneni, Pavan, Schwarz, Sarah, Alexander, Dan, Collins, David, Reddi, Srikanth and Sharma, Rajkumar (2011). A gas dispersion study on the lead flotation circuit at Hindustan Zinc Limited-Rampura Agucha mine operation. In: , XII International Conference on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT-2011). XII International Conference on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT-2011), Udaipur, India, (1-8). 20-22 October 2011.

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Author Surapaneni, Pavan
Schwarz, Sarah
Alexander, Dan
Collins, David
Reddi, Srikanth
Sharma, Rajkumar
Title of paper A gas dispersion study on the lead flotation circuit at Hindustan Zinc Limited-Rampura Agucha mine operation
Conference name XII International Conference on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT-2011)
Conference location Udaipur, India
Conference dates 20-22 October 2011
Proceedings title XII International Conference on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT-2011)
Place of Publication Udaipur, India
Publisher Hindustan Zinc
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Australian Mineral Industries Research Association P9 project developed a methodology to conduct gas dispersion measurements (such as superficial gas velocity, gas hold-up and bubble size) in industrial flotation celts. These measurements are used to calculate the bubble surface area flux, which has a strong relationship with cell recovery. JKTech conducted gas dispersion measurements on the Stream II lead flotation circuit at Rampura Agucha Mine as part of an optimisation study. Superficial gas velocity profiles were used in simulations (using JKSimFloat software) to provide guidance for the potential circuit improvements. Simulation results showed that the galena grade could be improved by 1.7% white maintaining similar lead and silver recoveries in the final lead concentrate. The optimum superficial gas velocity profile from simulations was implemented in the Stream II lead flotation circuit and the results were compared with the previous plant data. It was shown that the lead circuit achieved a 2% grade improvement in the final lead concentrate.
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