Developments in flotation technology

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Türk T., Göçer S., Güner M. K., Ersoy B., Kalyoncu E., Bulut G.

International Mineral Processing Conference Eurasia 2019, IMPC-EURASIA 2019, Antalya, Turkey, 31 October - 02 November 2019, pp.310-321

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.310-321
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Flotation which has significant usage area in mineral processing is starting to gain a new role in a wide range of studies with technological improvements. Different mechanisms that are effective in flotation are influenced by many factors. Particle size, bubble size and water chemistry are some of the parameters which affects flotation recovery. As the days goes by, there is a need to float finer particles due to decreasing liberation size of the minerals. Moreover, bubble size needed to be optimized in order to float fine particles. Another crucial parameter which affects flotation is chemistry of water because of ions which are in water. In recent years, these parameters have become the most outstanding subjects of researches. Beside of these effective parameters in flotation processes, with technological developments and needs, flotation of rare earth minerals is a new area to be studied. In this context, new technological developments, their effects to flotation recovery and methods to enrich rare earth minerals by using flotation are investigated with the light of many studies.