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A kinetic model for conventional flotation of coal.
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9587, 1995 Jan; :1-6
The U.S. Bureau of Mines has developed a computer model to describe a flotation process. Coal data from conventional flotation has been converted to a simple two-parameter kinetic model developed by Reuter and van Deventer. Each set of coal data was represented by two constants, alpha and beta, and an average flotation rate. The success of the model was demonstrated when the calculated and experimental recoveries showed good correlation. The two-parameter model allows complex data to be defined much more efficiently than traditional knowledge-based models.
Computerized-simulations; Mathematical-models; Rates-Per-time; Materials-recovery; Statistical-analysis; Coal; Flotation; Kinetics
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Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9587
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