Integrated approaches for the study of real mineral flotation systems

Gerson, Andrea and Napier-Munn, Tim (2013) Integrated approaches for the study of real mineral flotation systems. Minerals, 3 1: 1-15. doi:10.3390/min3010001

Author Gerson, Andrea
Napier-Munn, Tim
Title Integrated approaches for the study of real mineral flotation systems
Journal name Minerals   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2075-163X
Publication date 2013-01-08
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3390/min3010001
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 16
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher M D P I
Language eng
Abstract It is more common than not, for mineral processing studies to proceed via the examination of model flotation systems with the resulting data often lacking statistical verification. The resultant concentrates and tails may then be subjected to a restricted range of analyses, for diagnosis of the flotation behavior variations observed, that themselves bias the outcomes. For instance surface analysis may be undertaken without reference to solution speciation, or liberation may be studied but surface speciation may not be taken into account. We propose an integrated approach whereby firstly the flotation data are vigorously scrutinized and the mineralogy, liberation, surface and solution speciation are examined in parallel to establish a chemical over view of the system. It is proposed that to make progress in the understanding of flotation systems, in terms of the minerals chemistry, that a multi-dimensional analytical approach is utilized and that the focus shifts towards the analysis of real ores and industrial flotation systems.
Keyword Flotation
Statistical analysis
Solution speciation
Surface analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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