REPORT ON FLOTATION PILOT PLANT DESIGN AND ARRANGEMENT D2.1 8 26 2. FLOTATION OF SULPHIDE ORES 2.1 FLOTATION TECHNOLOGY Froth flotation is a highly versatile method for physically separating particles based on differences in the ability of
The use of Flotation Mini Pilot Plant Technology has become increasingly more popular in recent years as an alternative to conventional piloting. The inherent advantages over conventional piloting include smaller sample size, reduced time to steady state and ability to perform variability analysis among others.
Hellyer ore contains finely disseminated chalcopyrite, sphalerite, galena, and tetrahedrite. The flotation plant design was based on extensive benchscale testwork on drill core and many months of operation of a 30 tonne per hour pilot plant using the old Cleveland Tin Mine process plant, modified for the duty.
A survey of a SAG ball mill circuit processing ore from primary crushing showed size reduction of circuit feed F80 of approximately 165,000 µm to flotation circuit feed P80 of 125 µm. The total specific energy input for the two milling stages was 14.6 kWh t 1. Calculate the operating work index for the circuit.
Key ore floatability parameters can also be derived from the laboratory test flotation response. The values of these ore floatability parameters can be evaluated and compared to rank different ore types or reagent suites.File Size: 1MB