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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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 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.