Determination of Static Characteristics of Flow Flotation Machines Based on Experiments of the Kinetics of the Batch Coal Flotation

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In the theory and a simulation technique of a coal flotation process a density function of a distribution of particles flotability is widely used. The characteristics of this type in the design of the flotation circuits as well as to optimize of the settings of the industrial flotation machines may be used. The density function of the distribution of the fraction f (k) based on the kinetics experiments to measure the recovery of material as a function of time in the laboratory flotation machines (in the batch coal flotation process) is determined. The problems of the determining of the flotability spectrum are relatively well resolved. An important problem is the determination of the concentrate quality. The concentrate quality directly depends on the ash content in the concentrate. In the paper a mathematical model of the separation of the mass of ash at the process of the kinetics of the batch flotation has been proposed. The research at different values of the air flow rate was carried out. The results of the analyses in tables and graphs are shown. The static characteristics of the single-cell of the flow flotation machine based on the characteristics of the distribution density of the fraction f (k) and the distribution of the ash content ak(k) were determined. Knowledge of these relationships will allow for a better assessment of the phenomena occurring in the enrichment process. This may be one of the basic information used in the supervisory control system of the flotation process.

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