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Basic types and advantages and disadvantages of flotation machine

flotation machine is suitable for separating non-ferrous metals, ferrous metals, precious metals, non-metallic minerals and chemical raw materials, and recycling useful minerals. The device has the following characteristics: large inspiratory capacity and low power consumption. Each tank has three functions of air suction, pulp suction and flotation. It forms a flotation circuit without any auxiliary equipment. The horizontal configuration is convenient for the change of process The slurry circulation is reasonable, which can minimize coarse sand sedimentation. With automatic control device of pulp surface, it is convenient to adjust. The impeller is equipped with backward inclined upper and lower blades. The upper blade generates pulp up circulation, and the lower blade generates pulp down circulation

at present, dozens of flotation equipment at home and abroad have vigorously carried out process innovation and quality research, and their classification methods are also inconsistent, but the flotation machines actually used in production can be divided into four basic types according to the different mixing methods of aeration and stirring, which will be verified in the next 8 years:

(1) mechanical stirring flotation machines. This kind of flotation machine relies on mechanical agitators (rotor and stator groups) to inflate and stir the pulp. Domestic name: XJK (type A), JJF, xjq, SF, JQ, rod and elbow flotation machines, etc. Foreign names: FW type (farenwald), wemco type (wimko) Φ MP type (mihanopur), WN type (varman), etc

advantages: self sucking air and pulp, without additional air devices; It is easy to realize gravity flow, configuration and operation when the middling returns

disadvantages: small inflation, high energy consumption, large wear, etc

(2) inflatable mechanical flotation machine. This kind of flotation machine relies on the rotation of the mechanical mixer to stir the pulp, and the external pressure air is inflated. Domestic names: chf-xj4m3, xjc, xjcq, lch-z, x, KYF, JX, etc. Foreign names: Ag type (akitel), MX type (Maxwell), Denver D-R type, BFP (SARA), etc

advantages: large inflation volume, adjustable air volume, small wear and low power consumption

disadvantages: no suction and slurry suction capacity, inconvenient configuration, need to add pressure fan and slurry return pump

(3) inflatable flotation machine. The characteristic of this kind of flotation machine is that it has neither mechanical mixer nor transmission mechanism. It uses compressed air sent by external air source to inflate and stir the pulp. It can be divided into two types: simple inflatable and airlift: simple inflatable domestic name: flotation column. Pure inflatable foreign names: callow type (Carlo), WA for commercial and military aircraft, space, industrial 3D printing parts clntosh type (magrentor), etc. Foreign name of airlift type: SW type (shallow slot airlift), ekof (ekov), etc.

advantages: simple structure, easy to manufacture, low energy consumption, large consumption per unit volume

disadvantages: the aerator is easy to scale, which is not conducive to air dispersion; Equipped with agitator, the flotation index is affected to a certain extent

(4) gas folding (variable pressure) flotation machine. This kind of flotation machine changes the gas pressure in the pulp to make the gas break out a large number of microbubbles from the pulp and stir the pulp. It can be divided into two types: air extraction and pressure reduction and pressurized type. Domestic name: XMP type (jet swirl type). Foreign names: Elmore type (Elmore), Coppee type (coppoe), etc

advantages: large aeration, fast flotation speed, large processing capacity, low energy consumption and small floor area

the type of flotation machine can be divided into deep cell and shallow cell flotation machine according to its cell structure; According to the discharge mode of foam products, it can be divided into scraper flotation machine and self overflow flotation machine

with the continuous progress of flotation theory research and flotation equipment technology, according to the working principle, the existing flotation equipment can be divided into three categories, namely, mechanical stirring flotation equipment, flotation column and reactor/separator flotation equipment. Although the definition of mechanical flotation machine for special engineering plastics can be divided into self-priming flotation machine and aerated mechanical stirring flotation machine according to the aeration mode, the common feature of this kind of flotation equipment is that they all have mechanical agitators. Due to the earliest development and the widest application, the research on these two kinds of flotation equipment is also relatively in-depth, so their types and specifications are complete and develop rapidly; The flotation column belongs to the flotation equipment without mechanical stirrer. In recent years, with the deepening of flotation theoretical research and the emergence of new aerated materials and methods, the research on the flotation column has become a hot spot again. There are many researches on the flotation column at home and abroad, and some achievements have been made. The basic working principle of the reactor/separator flotation equipment is similar to that of the flotation column. The aerator is placed outside the column, and the column is used as a separate separator, Making full use of the comprehensive force field, this flotation equipment has fast flotation speed, good performance and good development prospects

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