An Overview of Optimizing Strategies for Flotation Banks
AbstractA flotation bank is a serial arrangement of cells. How to optimally operate a bank remains a challenge. This article reviews three reported strategies: air profiling, mass-pull (froth velocity) profiling and Peak Air Recovery (PAR) profiling. These are all ways of manipulating the recovery profile down a bank, which may be the property being exploited. Mathematical analysis has shown that a flat cell-by-cell recovery profile maximizes the separation of two floatable minerals for a given target bank recovery when the relative floatability is constant down the bank. Available bank survey data are analyzed with respect to recovery profiling. Possible variations on recovery profile to minimize entrainment are discussed.
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Maldonado, M.; Araya, R.; Finch, J. An Overview of Optimizing Strategies for Flotation Banks. Minerals 2012, 2, 258-271.
Maldonado M, Araya R, Finch J. An Overview of Optimizing Strategies for Flotation Banks. Minerals. 2012; 2(4):258-271.Chicago/Turabian Style
Maldonado, Miguel; Araya, Rodrigo; Finch, James. 2012. "An Overview of Optimizing Strategies for Flotation Banks." Minerals 2, no. 4: 258-271.