flotation agent

flotation agent

[flō′tā·shən ‚ā·jənt]
(chemistry)
A chemical which alters the surface tension of water or which makes it froth easily.
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The solution chemistry of the various flotation agents in concentrated electrolyte solutions has never been adequately studied.
Work in progress relates to gold ore processing, the separation of flotation agents and the treatment of leachates.