Adsorption and Flotation Characteristics of the Different Types of Frothers

Kursun H.

PARTICULATE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.32, no.6, pp.632-636, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02726351.2014.948975
  • Page Numbers: pp.632-636


This article investigates the adsorption of different frothers onto talc particles. The adsorption and flotation characteristisc of tallow amine acetate (TAA)+frothers (MIBC and pine oil) was studied for talc mineral. In this study, we analyzed some parameters affecting froth flotation performance and it was determined that adsorption capacity in particular, had an important role in froth flotation enrichment. The effect of pH and adsorption time on adsorption capacity was also studied. Analyses were carried out using ultraviolet spectrometry. The results showed that MIBC had the lowest frother adsorption capacity and it improved recovery during froth flotation of on the talc. It can be said that MIBC was adsorbed on the talc surface less and provided the best conditions to generate bubbles in flotation cell.