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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Yan, Suming
URN etd-03122009-041840
Title Parametric study and simulation of microbubble column flotation
Degree Master of Science
Department Mining and Minerals Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Luttrell, G. H. Committee Chair
Adel, Greg T. Committee Member
Karmis, M. E. Committee Member
Yoon, R. H. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Flotation
Date of Defense 1991-08-05
Availability restricted
Abstract
on the performance of a column flotation cell. The parameters that were found to have the

most significant influence included column length/diameter ratio, aeration rate, feed rate,

feed solids content, and pulp bubble size. It was also found that limitations arising from

the carrying capacity of the froth phase can greatly impact the performance of large-scale

flotation columns. It is believed that this simulator will be useful for the design, control,

optimization and scale-up of column flotation.

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