1 froth flotation – fundamental principles froth flotation is a highly versatile method for physically separating particles based on differences in the ability of air bubbles to selectively adhere to specific mineral surfaces in a mineral/water slurry. the particles with attached air bubbles are then carried to the surface and
froth flotation is a process for selectively separating hydrophobic materials from hydrophilic. this is used in mineral processing paper recycling and waste-water treatment industries. historically this was first used in the mining industry where it was one of the great enabling technologies of the 20th century.
article (pdf available) froth flotation has been one of the most important and widely used methods to concentrate minerals since its introduction over a hundred years ago. over the last few
froth flotation froth flotation is one of the most versatile and flexible of all mineral separation processes. reasonable results are fairly easy to obtain but outstanding performance from a circuit requires constant attention and good understanding of the process and ore. some of the variables that affect the operation and
abstract. to achieve selective flotation of mineral particles whether by their removal in a froth or by the less-used method of agglomeration specific characteristics of one or more of the mineral species present must be adequately developed.
pdf in this second part of the review on foam and froth flotation many other aspects of the flotation process are examined referring mainly to the