Handbook of Flotation Reagents: Chemistry, Theory and Practice

Volume 1: Flotation of Sulfide Ores


  • Srdjan M. Bulatovic, SBM Mineral Processing and Engineering Services LTD, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Handbook of Flotation Reagents: Chemistry, Theory and Practice is a condensed form of the fundamental knowledge of chemical reagents commonly used in flotation and is addressed to the researchers and plant metallurgists who employ these reagents. Consisting of three distinct parts:
1) provides detailed description of the chemistry used in mineral processing industry;
2) describes theoretical aspects of the action of flotation reagents
3) provides information on the use of reagents in over 100 operating plants treating Cu, Cu/Zn, Cu/Pb, Zn, Pb/Zn/Ag, Cu/Ni and Ni ores.
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For mineral processors working in the operating plants, researchers in the mineral processing industry and university students and professors


Book information

  • Published: February 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53029-5

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Classification of Flotation Reagents
Chapter 2. Collectors
Chapter 3. Frothers
Chapter 4. Modifying Reagents
Chapter 5. Flocculants
Chapter 6. Summary of the Theoretical Aspects of Flotation
Chapter 7. Adsorption Mechanism of Flotation Collectors
Chapter 8. Interaction of Inorganic Regulating Reagents
Chapter 9. Interaction of Organic Regulating Reagents
Chapter 10. Action of Flotation Frothers
Chapter 11. Dispersion, Coagulation & Flocculation
Chapter 12. Flotation of Copper Sulphides Ores
Chapter 13. Flotation of Copper-Zinc Ores
Chapter 14. Flotation of Lead-Zinc Ores
Chapter 15. Flotation of Copper-Lead-Zinc Ores
Chapter 16. Flotation of Nickel and Nickel-Copper Ores