A1 Journal article (refereed), original research (Journal article, original research)

Development of a grinding model based on flotation performance

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Publication Details

Authors: Mathe Enoque, Cruz Constanza, Lucay Freddy A., Gálvez Edelmira D., Cisternas Luis A.

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Related journal or series: Minerals Engineering

Volume number: 166

ISSN: 0892-6875

eISSN: 1872-9444

JUFO level of this publication: 2

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mineng.2021.106890

Permanent website address: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0892687521001199?via%3Dihub

Open Access: Open Access publication

Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2021120158077


Usually, the concentration of minerals is carried out with a set of flotation and grinding units. Most of the
modeling strategies for the flotation and grinding stages have followed separate developmental paths. This paper presents a strategy based on using flotation studies to model flotation and grinding via an integrated approach. The methodology, which is an approximate method that allows one to study of the effects of grinding on flotation circuits, is applied to a copper sulfide mineral with appropriate results. Given its nature, the application of this method will help preliminary studies on the design, improvement, and simulation of flotation circuits. The major advantages of this method are its simplicity and low cost. Thus, the main contribution of this work is a new strategy to model grinding for integration into the modeling of flotation circuits. This new strategy can be extended to other concentration technologies that include grinding.

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