Pulp density and adjustment in flotation plant

The conditioning of the pulping before flotation is an important operation in the flotation process, including the determination of the pulp density and the selection of the pulp conditioning method and other process factors.

1. Pulp density

Pulp density refers to the content of solid mineral particles in the pulp. There are usually two ways to express: (1) liquid-solid ratio, indicates the ratio of liquid to solid weight (or volume) in the pulp, sometimes also known as dilution; (2) percent solid content (%), indicates the percentage of solids by weight (or volume) in the pulp. Common flotation concentrations in flotation plants are listed in Table1.

Pulp density is an important process factor in the flotation process, which affects the following techno-economic indicators. Read more