Flotation is used in gold, copper, lead, zinc, and coal mining to recover fine mineral particles from ore slurry. This technique involves filling the slurry into a frothing solution to separate the particles. Due to their surface tension some particles float to the top with the air bubbles where they can be extracted; fragments which still contain large amounts of ore sink to the bottom of the tank as so-called “tailings”.
The laboratory flotation machine FT 100 XL is used to determine the percentages of the reagents required in a production flotation cell and for metallurgical sampling. A variety of flotation cells is available for use with the FT 100 XL. Tank and agitator are made of stainless steel. The machine is designed for a material fineness of 500 to 750 microns.
The FT 100 XL is a precise and reliable tool to obtain reproducible test results to ascertain the operational capability of flotation plants.
cement, minerals, ores, raw materials, slag, ...
|Applications||separation of different materials, particularly minerals, by agitating a pulverized mixture of solids in liquids|
|Field of application||construction materials, environment / recycling, geology / metallurgy|
|Material feed size*||< 800 µm|
|Batch size / feed quantity*||5,000 ml, depending on the flotation cell|
|Time setting||adjustable 0 - 99 min|
|Speed setting||adjustable 200 - 1,200 min-1|
|Electrical supply data||230 V, 50 Hz|
|Net weight||~ 85kg|
*depending on feed material and instrument configuration/settings
Subject to technical modifications and errors