sink-float separation process

sink-float separation process

[′siŋk ′flōt ‚sep·ə′rā·shən ‚prä·səs]
(engineering)
A simple gravity process used in ore dressing that separates particles of different sizes or composition on the basis of differences in specific gravity.
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