Bubble generation in swirl flow during air-sparged hydrocyclone flotation

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Mines & Earth Sciences
Department Metallurgical Engineering
Creator Miller, Jan D.
Other Author Lelinski, D.; Bokotko, R.; Hupka, J.
Title Bubble generation in swirl flow during air-sparged hydrocyclone flotation
Date 1996
Description Air-sparged hydrocyclone (ASH) flotation is a new, promising technology, and, since its conception, numerous applications have been successfully tested. Nevertheless, research and development efforts have continued to improve the technology with respect to operating conditions and design considerations. Results from experimental studies on bubble generation in the ASH system are presented in this paper. Bubble size distributions generated during ASH operation were determined using a high-speed photographic technique. The influence of many factors, including surfactant concentration, water flow rate, and porous-tube pore size have been studied. Test results indicate that these process variables have a profound effect on the bubble size distribution. With an increase in surfactant concentration or water flow rate (shearfield), the bubble size distributions become narrower and shift toward smaller average bubble diameters. However, the influence of pore size is more complicated. Depending on the experimental conditions, the average bubble size was found to range from about 100 to 300 /Jin in diameter.
Type Text
Publisher Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Volume 13
Issue 2
First Page 87
Last Page 92
Subject Air-sparged hydrocyclone flotation; Bubble size; Process variables
Subject LCSH Flotation; Separation (Technology); Separators (Machines)
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Lelinski, D., Bokotko, R., & Hupka, J. & Miller, J. D. (1996). Bubble generation in swirl flow during air-sparged hydrocyclone flotation. Minerals and Metallurgical Processing, 13(2) 87-92.
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