flotation cell

flotation cell

[flō′tā·shən ‚sel]
(mining engineering)
The device in which froth flotation of ores is performed.
(petroleum engineering)
A large tank for separating oil from contaminated water by rapidly bubbling gas through the water to scavenge the oil droplets.
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A flash flotation cell will treat a 50% bleed from the primary cyclone underflow which, it is anticipated, will recover more than 40% of both the copper and gold to an intermediate concentrate.
TurboFlotation utilises a flotation cell that is much smaller than those traditionally used in the fine cleaning of coal.
The calculator also shows how flotation cell replacement affects C02 emissions.
The complete mechanism can be removed from the flotation cell for maintenance, thus reducing the cost of downtime.
With an active volume of 660 m3, the massive cell is considered to be the world's largest operating flotation cell and makes it possible for users to take advantage of economies of scale.
The recovery of copper from converter slag in the Philippines and Australia employed a low-cost Jameson flotation cell.
The role and desirability of paddles or scrapers on a flotation cell is debatable.
The customer performed a careful process review of its flotation cell performance and determined that the compressed air flow meters were not delivering accurate and repeatable readings.
Outotec's delivery includes copper rougher and scavenger flotation technology with 70 pieces of proprietary TankCellA e300 flotation cells, which currently is the world's largest flotation cell volume in operation.
In these comparative tests, the DO-3500 cell proved itself to be a state-of-the-art machine which is at the leading edge of pneumatic mechanical flotation cell technology.
FLSmidth has been field-testing the new nextSTEP rotor/stator at several installations, including the previously announced FLSmidth 600-series Super-cell flotation site in Nevada, currently the largest operating flotation cell in the world.