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Automation and Optimization of Froth Flotation.

Authors
Karr-CL Jr.; Stanley-DA; Scheiner-BJ
Source
UA/NASA Space Eng Research Center for Util of Local Planetary Res 1989 :Iv4-iv58
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10007675
Abstract
The U.S. Bureau of Mines is developing techniques to optimize the design of mineral processing equipment and to control the mineral processing sequence. Emphasis at the present time is on the optimization of froth flotation. The optimization of flotation devices, such as the air-injected hydrocyclone, has been accomplished using genetic algorithms. An expert system for the flotation of phosphate has been developed. Control of various operations in flotation is being studied using a combination of fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms. Combining the control capabilities of fuzzy logic with the search capabilities of genetic algorithms makes the production of an expert system that develops rules on-line a distinct possibility. Also, the use of computer vision for on-line analysis of processing streams in phosphate flotation is being investigated. This paper describes the progress to date on these processing problems.
Publication Date
19890101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 100-90
NIOSH Division
TURC;
Source Name
UA/NASA Space Eng. Research Center for Util. of Local Planetary Res., 1989, PP. IV 4-iv58
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