Particle shape effect of quartz on flotation

Ulusoy U. , Yekeler M. , Hiçyılmaz C.

X.International Mineral Processing Symposium., İzmir, Türkiye, 5 - 07 Ekim 2004, cilt.1, no.1, ss.499-506

  • Cilt numarası: 1
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İzmir
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.499-506


Shape characteristics of quartz mineral (well known industrial mineral) ground by

ball, rod and autogenous mills were characterized and stated in terms of shape descriptors such as

elongation, flatness, roundness, and relative width by measuring on the projections of particles

using SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope). The wettability characteristics (yc) of quartz mineral

were determined by microflotation technique using the EMDEE MicroFLOT test tube. Finally,

some correlations were found between the shape properties and wettability. The results have shown

that, the yc values increase with increasing roundness