Flash flotation... and the plight of the coarse particle

Newcombe, Bianca, Bradshaw, D. and Wightman, E. (2012) Flash flotation... and the plight of the coarse particle. Minerals Engineering, 34 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.mineng.2012.03.023

Author Newcombe, Bianca
Bradshaw, D.
Wightman, E.
Title Flash flotation... and the plight of the coarse particle
Journal name Minerals Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0892-6875
Publication date 2012-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.mineng.2012.03.023
Volume 34
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Coarse particles require distinctly different conditions to their fine and intermediate counterparts for successful flotation and recovery to the concentrate launder. These range from simple operational requirements such as shallow froth depth, reduced impeller speed and higher collector dosage to those that must be optimised specifically for the coarser size fractions such as air addition rate and bubble size, as well as the chemical environment (pH). This paper is the first of a series of publications on the topic of flash flotation and reviews many of the factors that affect coarse particle flotation with a view to how they impact the flash flotation process. A review of the current state of knowledge of the flash flotation process is presented and raises a number of issues in regard to both current operational knowledge and modelling practices.
Keyword Flotation machines
Froth flotation
Particle size
Sulphide ores
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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