Flotation. Background. Froth flotation is the follow on operation, after comminution and classification, in the process of liberating and separating minerals by exploiting the differences in physical properties of the different minerals that make up an ore. Froth flotation is achieved when particles are separated based on their surface potential.
obtained from South Africas Merensky ore, which is between 80 and 90% . The ore is mineralogically similar to that of Merensky reef in South Africa, but differs in that it contains high concentrations of talc. The lower recovery (of typically around
Flotation is an incredibly robust and versatile process that is well accepted around the world. It works equally well on mixed sulfide, oxide, silicate and other ores. It relies on generating a population of bubbles of suitable size that can carry the hydrophobic target mineral up to be recovered.
dosage on Merensky ore in a laboratory flotation cell resulted in decreased froth stability due to the removal of froth stabilizing floatable gangue particles. In addition, it was found that at depressant dosages of gt;300 g/t, naturally floatable gangue in a Merensky ore could be completely depressed. In a separate experiment, Wiese et al.
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Flotation. Minteks Flotation has the ability to develop and evaluate flotation procedures for new ores, according to specific product grade and recovery requirements, by applying its expertise on the selection of plant configuration, reagents, and conditions, and by running extended pilot scale testwork.