The influence of frother types and concentrations on fine particles' entrainment using column flotation


KURŞUN H.

SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, cilt.52, ss.722-731, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/01496395.2016.1267215
  • Dergi Adı: SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.722-731

Özet

Entrainment which is the characteristic feature of fine particles is closely related to water recovery. It is based on the changes depending on the establishment of linear relationship between water recovery and solid recovery. This paper deals with the investigation of the effect of frother types and concentrations on fine particles' entrainment using column flotation. Entrainment of fine particle using a mixture of artificial ore (celestite:calcite; 1:1) was investigated in column flotation. In a two-phase system (water/air), the variation of bubble diameters and gas hold-up with a superficial air rates using different frother types and concentrations were tested. The results showed that the frother types and concentrations had significant effect on the grade and recovery, superficial air rate, gas hold-up and fine gangue entrainment. Entrainment factors for frother types and concentrations were compared in flotation column. Kirjaveinen([11]) model was used for describing the specific entrained factor (P-i) of hydrophilic particles. It has been found that Kirjaveinen model supports the results of this study.