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How to measure fraction of air in flotation cells

Apr 15, 2020

Measuring turbulence in a flotation cell using Electrical Resistance Tomography Jun Meng1*, ... flotation cell operated at different air rates and impeller speeds to that measured using an alternative ... classification method to identify the flow pattern and calculate the void fraction and mass quality. These values were then combined with the

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    Oct 14, 2015 Measurements were made of turbulence using the ERT probe in a 60 l batch flotation cell, as depicted in figure 3(a). This cell utilizes an Outotec style impeller/diffuser system. For ERT to be able to determine the turbulence distribution in the cell, air bubbles must be present in the system

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    A method of controlling operation of a froth flotation cell comprises introducing gas into a liquid in the cell, thereby to create a froth on the surface of the liquid, which froth overflows and leaves the cell at an overflow point, wherein the froth has a froth height from the level of the overflow point to the upper surface of the froth, measuring values of the froth height for two values of

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    Gas hold-up is the volume fraction of air within a flotation cell. Increasing gas hold-up values, to a ... Superficial gas velocity is a measure of the aeration ability of a cell and has a direct influence on flotation kinetics (Ahmed and Jameson, 1989). The general definition of Jg is: = Q

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    Air recovery is a measure of froth stability and is defined as the fraction of air entering a flotation cell that overflows the cell lip as unburst bubbles. It has been shown that air recovery passes through a peak as the cell air rate increases and that this corresponds to the air rate at which the highest mineral recovery is obtained (Hadler and

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    air rate for a cell. Hadler and Cilliers (2009) found that there exists an optimum air rate that gives improved grade and recovery. This optimum corresponded with a peak in air recovery for a cell. Air recovery is the ‘fraction of air entering a cell that

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    Air recovery, is a measure of the volume of air or other gas retained in the froth as it overflows from the flotation cell compared with the volume of air/gas used to create the froth initially. In other words it is a measure of the stability and effectiveness of the froth. Figure 1a shows the relation between airflow and air recovery. If the air

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    Nov 01, 2008 , setting the second term on the R.H.S. to zero): (5) A = v g,vert k 1 If v g is the superficial velocity of the gas into the cell, α is the fractional air recovery and f is the area of the froth surface as a fraction of the cross-sectional area of the cell (1 in vertical walled cells with no internal launders, but less than 1 in cells with crowders etc.), then the average vertical gas

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    Air flowrate was the key operating variable. Tests were reproduced on a single flotation cell of a Platinum Group Metals concentrator. The froth stability factor, , was measured for each operating condition, and compared with the air recovery in the cell

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