Cell Tank

The profile of a cell tank is rectangular with truncated corners, U-shaped, conical or cylindrical, depending on cell type and size. Typically, mechanical cells are designed with a rectangular tank bottom for cells with volume up to 3 m3 and a U-shaped bottom for cells with volume up to about 38-45 m3. Cells larger than 38-45 m3 are typically cylindrical with either a conical or a flat bottom. Figure 5 shows a schematic of different tank designs.

In a typical plant, the mechanical cell tanks are arranged in a series called a bank. The number of cells in a bank varies depending on cell size, application and plant circuit configuration. The tailings from the first cell move on as the feed to the second cell and so on and the tailings from the last cell form the final tailings of the bank. The concentrates from different cells are combined in different ways depending on the requirements of the circuit. For example, in a cleaner bank, the concentrates from the first two cells may be combined to form the final concentrate products, whereas the concentrate product from the rest of the cells may be combined and recirculated to the feed of the cleaner bank.

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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