Cell Operation

A mechanical flotation cell essentially consists of a vessel or a tank fitted with an impeller or rotor. The impeller agitates the slurry to keep particles in suspension, disperses air into fine bubbles and provides an environment in the cell tank for interaction of bubbles and hydrophobic particles and their subsequent attachment and therefore separation of valuable mineral particles from the undesired gangue mineral particles. The bubble-particle aggregates move up in the cell by buoyancy and are removed from the cell lip into an inclined drainage box called a launder (Figure 1). The launder product is commonly known as concentrate. The particles that do not attach to the bubbles are discharged out from the bottom of the cell tank to the discharge or tailings box (Figure 1).

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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