The conSicting functional requirements in dif ferent zones in a mechanical Sotation cell are a chal lenge in terms of the cell design and a Rne balance of hydrodynamic conditions is necessary for the opti mum recovery of valuable minerals in a cell.
Whatever flotation machines design is selected, it must accomplish a series of complicated industrial requirements. 1. Good mixing function. a qualified flotation machine should mix the slurry uniformly and maintain the particles especially the target mineral particle in suspension with the pulp, maximum the froth mineral probability. 2.
In the mechanical flotation cells the feed can be introduced directly to the impeller zone from the side as in a Denver style Sub A sub aeration machine.. A centrally located paddle wheel type impeller generates a rotating pulp vortex which extends between two stationary elements: the sand pipe located at the top of the cell, and the draft tube located at the bottom of the cell.
Westpros flotation machines are designed for efficient and optimal performance in all mineral flotation applications . Flotation Tank Cells Developed through an extensive Ramp;D process, Westpros Flotation Tank Cells deliver industry leading flotation performance in a variety of applications.
The two most important requirements of laboratory flotation machines are reproducibility and performance similar to commercial operations. These two criteria are not always satisfied. The basic laboratory machines are scaled down replicas of commercial machines such as Denver, Wemco and Agitair.
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
The conditioned mineral slurry is then processed in flotation cells, which are essentially agitated tanks into which finely dispersed air bubbles are introduced. The desired hydrophobic mineral will then attach to the air bubbles and float to the top of the flotation cell, where it will be skimmed off as a mineral laden froth.