Froth flotation is a process for selectively separating hydrophobic materials from hydrophilic. This is used in mineral processing, paper recycling and waste water treatment industries. Historically this was first used in the mining industry, where it was one of the great enabling technologies of the 20th century.
Publisher Summary The process of flotation of oxide copper and copper cobalt ores involves two basic flotation methods: fatty acid flotation of oxide copper minerals from siliceous ore and sulphidization of oxide copper minerals followed by flotation using sulfhydryl collectors, such as xanthate from carbonate ores.
1 Froth Flotation Fundamental Principles Froth flotation is a highly versatile method for physically separating particles based on differences in the ability of air bubbles to selectively adhere to specific mineral surfaces in a mineral/water slurry. The particles with attached air bubbles are then carried to the surface and
Metallurgical ContentFROTH FLOTATIONFroth Flotation HandbookBubble Contact Angle Froth FlotationHow Flotation Chemicals are UsedFunctions of Flotation ReagentsClassification of Flotation ReagentsFlotation Processing Costs The Froth Flotation Process is about taking advantage of the natural hydrophobicity of liberated minerals/metals and making/playing on making them hydrophobic ...
FLOTATION Flotation is the most widely used mineral separation method. It is the preferred method of mineral recovery for many of the most important minerals that are recovered and large tonnages of ore are processed by flotation annually. The underlying principles of the flotation process are well established but it has proved to be