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.

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    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