Velocity gradient and maximum floatable particle size in the Jameson cell

Sahbaz O., Ucar A., Oteyaka B.

MINERALS ENGINEERING, vol.41, pp.79-85, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mineng.2012.08.004
  • Title of Journal : MINERALS ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-85


Due to efficient flotation of fine particle in the Jameson cell, it has been used in more than two hundred flotation plants since 1986. However, the performance of the Jameson cell decreases with the increase in the particle size in the feed. In some plants, coarse particles have to be fed to the Jameson cell because of operational and maintenance issues. Therefore, it is necessary to find the reasons of decrease of the cell performance caused by coarse particles as well as possible solutions of the problem.