Abstract. Foam flotation is a process used worldwide to separate metallic and nonmetallic minerals from extracted ore. It is probably the single most important operation used in the mining industry in the world today. In the United States, for example, over one third of the mineral concentrates produced are obtained using flotation I.
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
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In ore/mineral beneficiation, froth flotation is a method by which commercially important minerals are separated from impurities and other minerals by collecting them on the surface of a froth layer. Flotation is the process of separation of beneficial minerals from a mixture by creating froth on which minerals separate out.
FLOTATION Flotation is the most widely used mineral separation method. It is the preferred method of mineral recovery for many of the most important minerals that are recovered and large tonnages of ore are processed by flotation annually. The underlying principles of the flotation process are well established but it has proved to be