The first of these, according to Wasmund, is the HydroFloat, a high-efficiency, aerated, fluidized-bed flotation cell
that is capable of recovering coarse, semiliberated particles.
Before reporting to the flotation cell
, the material is de-slimed in a bank of 10 10-inch classifying cyclones.
Flotation Mechanism--Improving circuit control starts with a flotation mechanism, the "heart" of the flotation cell
. Currently across the entire installed base, almost all flotation machines have been installed with a fixed speed.
Employing a different approach, Melbourne, Australia-based Hawk Measurement Systems, a provider of level, positioning and flow measurement technology, has developed an acoustic device for optimizing flotation cell
The Yang multi-cell flotation cell
, meanwhile, has been successfully demonstrated both in full-scale plant operations and in large in-plant pilot applications.
A standard plant consists of flotation cell
and launder modules.
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.