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flo·ta·tion

(flō-tā'shŭn),
A process for separating solids by their tendency to float upon or sink into a liquid.

flo·ta·tion

(flō-tā'shŭn)
A process for separating solids by their tendency to float upon or sink into a liquid.
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These initial scoping tests show that silver minerals can be efficiently concentrated using relatively simple froth flotation conditions.
In this new application, researchers use froth flotation to recycle energy storage components within the Li-ion battery.
Froth flotation is a kind of ore dressing process based on the different hydrophobic nature of its composed particles, involving complicated physicochemical reactions.
Froth flotation methods have been applied aiming at the separation of PET from PVC.
Fortunately, the process of mineral separation by froth flotation was being developed at the time.
The work will also improve the froth flotation process used for separating minerals from waste rock.
Froth flotation is a process designed to separate hydrophobic particles selectively in an aqueous medium, in which gas bubbles are dispersed.
APPLICATION: This laboratory technique allows quantitative and systematic study of froth flotation and dissolved-air flotation processes important to the paper recycling industry.
Despite the similar flotation responses of the two minerals, froth flotation remains a sensible research alternative for the selective separation of fine-sized ilmenite-rutile mixtures.
under license from Argonne National Laboratory, which previously developed a froth flotation process to separate ABS from PS for refrigerator-scrap recovery.
Froth flotation, a popular method in m odern de-inking technology, works well for particles 25-50 microns in diameter.
Argonne is developing a separate process based on density separation and a modified froth flotation process to separate the thermoplastics from each other.