Special Issue "Flotation in Mineral Processing"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016).
Interests: separation science and technology (flotation); wastewater treatment; environmental biotechnology; inorganic materials; mineral processing
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The importance of the flotation process to the economies of the entire industrial world is considered to be enormous. It is a gravity separation method, which is based on the idea of applying rising gas bubbles as the transport medium. Usually following the selective attachment of bubbles to particles, those solids are transferred from the body of water to the surface, where a foam is formed. Hence, as opposed to settling, flotation is a solid–liquid separation technique that is applied to particles of which the density is lower, or has been made lower, than the liquid they are in, by collectors and modifiers. Without flotation, many familiar metals and inorganic raw materials would be exceedingly scarce and costly, because the high-grade ores that could be processed by simple physical and mechanical methods have long since been used up. Thus, flotation initially originated from the field of mineral processing, usually termed “froth flotation”; a typical application is certainly with sulphide minerals. For many years, various particulate solids, in addition to minerals, have been extracted from water by using this effective process. These flotation applications mainly include the treatment of water and wastewater, as well as in paper recycling.
Prof. Dr. Kostas A. Matis
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- plant practice
- nonmetallic minerals
- flotation kinetics
- cell design
- environmental issues