Special Issue "Fine Particle Flotation: Experimental Study and Modelling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (23 April 2021) | Viewed by 28818
Interests: flotation general; surface chemistry; modeling of reagent adsorption; synergistic effects of reagents in flotation; calcium mineral separation; process intensification; fine particle flotation; flotation machine; sonication
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Interests: surface chemistry; kinetics of flotation; fine and coarse particle flotation; modeling of particle flotation
Froth flotation is the most economical method to separate minerals in ores. However, the complexity of new ore bodies requires fine grinding to liberate valuable minerals, which produces particles with sizes too fine for an efficient mineral flotation and separation. In addition, fine grinding has produced undesirable effects, where gangue minerals too often dilute the valuable mineral concentrates. Although the main causes for the low flotation and separation of fine particles are known and different methods have been developed in the laboratory to overcome these problems, none or only a few of these methods have been successfully implemented in the industry. Therefore, this Special Issue will bring together studies from all areas of fine particle flotation and mineral separation, from fundamental studies on fine particle–bubble interactions (experimental and modeling) in different hydrodynamic conditions, the development of new flotation machines, to the use of more complex mineral systems where mineral separation is the key issue. The hope is that this Special Issue will bring together studies from academic and industry experts, which will contribute to a better understanding of particle–bubble interaction in a complex system and provide solutions to the problem of the low flotation and separation of fine mineral particles in the industry.
Prof. Dr. Lev Filippov
Assoc. Prof. Daniel Fornasiero
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- particle–bubble interaction
- flotation rate
- particle size
- bubble size
- flotation machines
- mineral separation
- numerical modeling
- slime coating