the Anglo Platinum Bubble Sizer developed by Stone Three Technology, which measures bubbles on industrial flotation cells, was used. The APBS works by maintaining an unbroken column of water from deep within the flotation cell where the bubbles are generated . The bubbles rise up the collection
tion of the impeller in the cell. In the forced air type machine, the impeller is located close to the cell bottom with a deeper impeller submergence, and an external air blower is used to supply air under pres II/FLOTATION/Flotation Cell Design: Application of Fundamental Principles 1503
Flotation Cells Type General We can offer a wide range of flotation cells for many and varied applications, from self aspirating economical units to large very efficient externally blown tank type cells. To facilitate us in giving you a proposal we would like the following information; feed slurry type and mineralogy feed slurry volume
Components are Cell Design, Agitation, Air, FlowCell, Bank Configuration, and Cell Bank Control. The Industrial flotation system includes many interrelated components, and changes in one area will produce compensating effects in other areas. FIGURE 2. INDUSTRIAL FLOTATION PLANT 2.2 FLOTATION REAGENTS
no flotation can occur. Contact between particles and bubbles can be accomplished in a flotation cell such as the one shown schematically in Figure 5. Figure 5: Simplified schematic of a conventional flotation cell. The rotor draws slurry through the stator and expels it to the sides, creating a suction that draws air down the shaft of the stator.
Almost all successful models of the flotation process have been based on the premise that flotation is a kinetic process. In this way a model can be formulated in terms of a rate of flotation which can be quantified in terms of some of the many chemical and physical factors that define the environment inside a flotation cell.
There are a number of cells able to be used for the flotation of minerals. these include flotation columns and mechanical flotation cells. The flotation columns are used for finer minerals and they typically have a higher grade and lower recovery of minerals than mechanical flotation cells. The cells in use at the moment can exceed 300 m 3.