Special Issue "Mineral Flotation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 2432
Interests: mineral separation; flotation reagents; surface analysis; leaching; industrial wastewater treatment; mineral surface chemistry; process mineralogy; comprehensive utilization of mineral resources
Mineral resources play a critical role in various material applications. Flotation is a practical technique to separate valuable minerals from gangue minerals based on differences in physical and chemical properties on mineral surfaces. Flotation reagents, such as collectors, activators, depressants, frothers, regulators, etc., are commonly employed in the recovery of valuable minerals. The gradual depletion of high-grade mineral resources has made complicated and refractory ores an alternative source to meet market demands. Thus, there is a crucial need for research on the theory and application of flotation to address the issues in the separation of valuable minerals from gangue minerals. This Special Issue will focus on recent advances in flotation theory, reagents, and techniques. Research or review articles concerning the crystal structures of typical minerals, DFT calculation, synthesis of flotation reagents, interaction of flotation reagents with mineral surfaces, enhanced flotation methods, solution chemistry of flotation, aggregation, and dispersion of minerals, flotation applications, and plant practice are invited to this Special Issue. The issue will contribute to the understanding of these processes and the development of novel approaches to improve the flotation recovery of valuable mineral resources from complicated and refractory ores.
Prof. Dr. Qicheng Feng
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- sulfide minerals
- oxide minerals
- surface chemistry
- flotation reagents
- bubble-particle interaction
- theoretical calculation
- surface analysis
- process mineralogy