What are the types of gold flotation reagents?

It is important for gold flotation to be widely used in mineral processing because it can control gold flotation processes with ease and effectiveness through the use of flotation reagents, successfully separate minerals according to customers’ needs, and make comprehensive use of resources. Flotation reagents are the most flexible, effective, and convenient way to control mineral flotation behavior.

flotation2 - What are the types of gold flotation reagents?

There are many kinds of flotation reagents, including both organic and inorganic compounds, acids and bases, as well as different salts. Flotation reagents are classified in many ways. The most basic method is to classify reagents according to their uses, which fall into three categories:

1.Collector

A collector is an organic substance that can selectively act on a mineral surface and make it hydrophobic. The collector increases the hydrophobicity of the minerals, causing the ore particles to firmly adhere to the bubbles and float upward.

Typical representatives are:
Non-ionic: kerosene, diesel, xanthate, hydrocarbyl thiocarbamate;
Anionic type: xanthate, black medicine, oleic acid, sodium hydrocarbyl sulfate;
Cationic type: mixed amine, lauric acid.

2. Frothers

As a result of surface active substances, air disperses into small bubbles at the water-air interface, preventing bubbles from merging and enhancing bubble stability during the mineralization and flotation processes.

Typical representatives are:
Surfactants: butyl ether oil, terpineol oil, mixed alcohol, ether alcohol oil;
Non-surfactant: diacetone alcohol oil.

3.Regulator

The purpose of this agent is to adjust the interaction between other agents (mainly collectors) and mineral surfaces, to adjust the properties of the pulp and to improve the selectivity of flotation processes.

1)Activator

Agents (mostly inorganic salts) that can promote the interaction between collectors and minerals, so as to improve the floatability of minerals. This effect is called activation.

Typical representatives are: copper sulfate, sodium sulfide, etc.

2)Inhibitor

Contrary to activators, agents that can weaken the effect of collectors and minerals, thereby reducing the floatability of minerals (various inorganic salts and some organic compounds). This effect is called inhibition.

Typical representatives are: sodium sulfide, water glass, tannin, starch, etc.

3)Medium pH adjuster

This is to form media properties that are beneficial to a flotation of some minerals, and unfavorable to a flotation of other minerals by adjusting the properties of the ore pulp. You could, for example, adjust the ore slurry’s ion composition, the pH value, or the concentration of soluble salts using it.

Typical representatives are: dilute sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide, sodium bicarbonate, etc.

4)Dispersant and Flocculant

Adjust the dispersion, agglomeration and flocculation of the fine mud in the slurry. Typical representatives of flocculants are: lime, alum, starch, bone glue, polyacrylamide, polyoxyethylene and so on.

Typical representatives of dispersants are: water glass, soda, various polyphosphates, etc.

gold leaching reagent 1 - What are the types of gold flotation reagents?

Flotation reagents have a variety of functions and classifications. Reagents may fall under this category under certain conditions and fall into another category under other conditions.

Dasen mining provides free customized solution maintenance & installation guide after-sales service overseas. if you need a gold flotation reagents quotation, kindly send a WhatsApp message to me:+8613319277356 Email:[email protected]

205 replies
  1. Pianino Yamaha says:

    Prawdziwy z Ciebie talent i mistrz pióra z ogromną łatwością przekładasz myśli na słowa… trzymaj tak dalej, dbaj i pięlęgnuj swego bloga… skąd czerpiesz tak ciekawe inspiracje ?

  2. xmc.pl says:

    Wiedza i kompetncja płynie z twoich postów inspirują i zmuszają do refleksji. Dzięki Ci za tak bogaty wkład w społeczność blogową. Trzymaj tak dalej Cześć!

  3. Wiertarki says:

    Łatwo być przyjacielem dla kogoś, kto jest twoim przyjacielem, ale być przyjacielem dla kogoś, kto uważa się za twego wroga – to kwintesencja prawdziwej religii. M. Gandhi.

  4. Gitara Struny says:

    Fajnego masz bloga i ciekawe na nim treści czy na serwerze wszystko sie zmieści ? pięknie frazujesz słowa zmuszasz przy tym do myślenia tym komentarzem życzę powodzenia :)

  5. Mąż intermedialna says:

    Tak ładnie to jest napisane — jestem w totalnym szoku. Sam chcę prowadzić bloga, ale nie mam inspiracji, chyba będę czerpał ją z Twojego bloga — też chcę być znany!

  6. Bill Gates says:

    I simply want to say I am beginner to weblog and actually savored you’re website. Very likely I’m want to bookmark your website . You definitely come with good posts. Thanks a lot for revealing your blog site.

  7. Agregator RSS says:

    Please tell me that youre heading to keep this up! Its so very good and so important. I cant wait to read far more from you. I just feel like you know so very much and know how to make people listen to what youve got to say. This weblog is just as well cool to be missed. Great things, actually. Please, PLEASE keep it up!

  8. Bill Gates says:

    Czy wiesz, że tworzysz ciekawe i oryginalne treści, wkład jaki wnosisz w społeczność blogową zasługuję na podziw i szacunek. Dzięki!

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.