Reagent optimization across a UG2 plant

Edison Muzenda, Ambali S. Abdulkareem, Ayo S. Afolabi

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Abstract

Reagent optimization is very important in the recovery of valuable metals from their ore via flotation. This is particularly important for large platinum operations where correct reagent regime and addition system can provide improvement opportunities in recovery and grade. Also reagent optimization can reduce reagent costs for the rougher, scavenger and cleaner flotation units. Reagents were optimized in the flotation of hot floats from the plant at laboratory scale. It was found that in order to save cost, the collector and depressant must be reduced in the roughers and cleaners respectively. This report presents results and some practical considerations that must be taken into account to optimise reagent usage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2013, WCE 2013
Pages575-579
Number of pages5
Volume1 LNECS
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 3 2013Jul 5 2013

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Other2013 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period7/3/137/5/13

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Flotation
Recovery
Ores
Costs
Platinum
Metals

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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Muzenda, E., Abdulkareem, A. S., & Afolabi, A. S. (2013). Reagent optimization across a UG2 plant. In Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2013, WCE 2013 (Vol. 1 LNECS, pp. 575-579)
Muzenda, Edison ; Abdulkareem, Ambali S. ; Afolabi, Ayo S. / Reagent optimization across a UG2 plant. Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2013, WCE 2013. Vol. 1 LNECS 2013. pp. 575-579
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Muzenda, E, Abdulkareem, AS & Afolabi, AS 2013, Reagent optimization across a UG2 plant. in Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2013, WCE 2013. vol. 1 LNECS, pp. 575-579, 2013 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013, London, United Kingdom, 7/3/13.

Reagent optimization across a UG2 plant. / Muzenda, Edison; Abdulkareem, Ambali S.; Afolabi, Ayo S.

Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2013, WCE 2013. Vol. 1 LNECS 2013. p. 575-579.

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Muzenda E, Abdulkareem AS, Afolabi AS. Reagent optimization across a UG2 plant. In Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2013, WCE 2013. Vol. 1 LNECS. 2013. p. 575-579