1. Flotation process introduction
The flotation process is generally defined as the general term for the various operations through which the ore slurry flows during ore flotation. Different types of ore are treated in different processes, so the flotation process also reflects the characteristics of the ore being treated, and is therefore often referred to as the flotation process.
The choice of flotation process depends mainly on the nature of the ore and the requirements for the quality of the concentrate. The nature of the ore is mainly refer to the grade and material composition of the original ore; ore in the useful mineral distribution characteristics and symbiotic relationship; ore in the grinding process of the mud situation; the physical and chemical properties of minerals. In addition, the size of the plant, technical and economic conditions, is also the basis for determining the flotation process. Different size and technical and economic conditions, often determine the complexity of the flotation process. Smaller, poorer technical and economic conditions of the plant, should not use a more complex process; larger, better technical and economic conditions of the plant, in order to maximize the better technical and economic results, you can use a more complex flotation process. It should be noted that sometimes, a variety of useful minerals closely symbiotic. For this complex ore, a single flotation process can not maximize the comprehensive recovery of various useful components, often also need to use the combined process of flotation and other beneficiation methods or metallurgical methods.