The Influence of Frother Structure on Industrial Coal Flotation
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Jan 1, 1995
This paper summarizes the author's laboratory and industrial experiences in designing and evaluating frothers for optimal coal flotation circuit performance. The key variables discussed are particle size distribution hydrocarbon addition rate, frother chemical structure, and frother dosage. A number of detailed examples will be used to illustrate the important rare/recovery/selectivity interactions that can occur.