Froth flotation

Anh V. Nguyen (2013). Froth flotation. In Jan Reedijk (Ed.), Reference module in chemistry, molecular science and chemical engineering (pp. 1-26) Amstedam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.04401-2

Author Anh V. Nguyen
Title of chapter Froth flotation
Title of book Reference module in chemistry, molecular science and chemical engineering
Place of Publication Amstedam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.04401-2
ISBN 9780124095472
Editor Jan Reedijk
Start page 1
End page 26
Total pages 26
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Flotation is a selective separation process by attaching hydrophobic particles to rising air bubbles to form a particle-rich froth on the suspension surface, which flows over the lip of the cell. Hydrophilic particles do not attach to the bubbles and settle to the bottom to be discharged. Flotation has been the workhorse of the mineral industry for more one hundred years and has been expanded into many other areas, including deinking of wastepaper for recycling, water treatment, and separation of plastics, crude oils, effluents, microorganisms and proteins. This chapter reviews the physical, chemical and engineering aspects of flotation, and the interactions between them.
Keyword Mineral processing
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Collection: School of Chemical Engineering Publications
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Created: Thu, 13 Feb 2014, 23:45:55 EST by Professor Anh Nguyen on behalf of School of Chemical Engineering