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Albite Ore Flotation Separation Process

2023-08-18 XinHai Views (690)

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Because albite has abundant resources, stable properties and diverse application fields, it is widely used in industry and life. In order to make rational use of albite ore resources, it is very important to choose the appropriate beneficiation technology. Since the selection of beneficiation technology depends on the properties of the ore, in actual production, there are various albite beneficiation technologies, and the beneficiation plant should choose according to the characteristics of its own ore. Xinhai Mining will introduce a albite flotation sparation process for you below.


01Albite ore crushing and screening process

The albite raw ore is transported to the crusher by the conveyor for crushing, usually jaw crusher, cone crusher, etc. can be used. The crushed albite should be screened to improve the efficiency of the subsequent grinding, and the screening equipment can use a vibrating screen. The screened ore enters the grinding process to further refine the ore particles and improve the flotation performance. Grinding equipment usually uses ball mills, rod mills, etc.

The crushing, screening and grinding processes are the initial treatment process of albite ore. Through these processes, the ore can get a suitable particle size, thus providing the basis for subsequent beneficiation, flotation separation and purification processes.


02Albite mine desliming process

After the ore is crushed, screened, etc., it will contain some fine particles and mud. These fine particles will affect the subsequent flotation process, so the ore needs to be put into the desilter tank or cyclone first, and the fine particles and mud are removed from the ore by hydrocyclone separation. During the desliming process, parameters such as the flow rate of the desliming tank or cyclone, the size and angle of the cyclone can be adjusted to obtain a good desliming effect.

The overflow from the desliming process contains fine particles and slurries and needs to be collected by a settling tank or cyclone and sent to a settling tank for settling. After settling, fine particles and mud from the overflow settle to the bottom, while the supernatant is pumped out for disposal.


03Albite ore flotation separation process

Flotation separation in the beneficiation process of albite ore is an important beneficiation method for separating albite and other minerals to obtain high-purity albite concentrate. After desliming treatment, a certain amount of conditioner, anionic collector (such as fatty acid, sulfonic acid) or cationic collector is added to the pulp to improve the selectivity of flotation. The conditioner added to the ore can optimize the flotation process, and the depressant can prevent certain minerals from floating while enhancing the flotation performance of albite. Air bubbles are introduced into the slurry to selectively float the albite. The buoyant albite forms a froth flotation layer and is collected as a concentrate.

The flotation separation process is one of the key steps in beneficiation of albite ore. By adding appropriate regulators and flotation agents, and optimizing flotation conditions, the effective separation of albite from other minerals can be achieved, thereby obtaining high-quality albite products.


04Concentration and dehydration process of albite ore

The concentration and dehydration steps in the albite ore beneficiation process are to obtain a higher concentration of albite concentrate from the flotation product and remove excess water, making the albite concentrate suitable for subsequent processing and use.

The flotation concentrate pulp is pumped into the thickener for concentration, and the underflow pulp enters the filter press or filter for dehydration. The overflow part of the thickener can be reused as return water. After concentration and dehydration, the resulting high-concentration, low-moisture albite concentrate is the final product.


The above content is the beneficiation technology of albite. Due to the different properties of ores in different regions, a single beneficiation technology sometimes cannot meet the production needs, and it needs to be combined with other beneficiation processes, such as magnetic separation and gravity separation. Xinhai Mining recommends to carry out accurate beneficiation test analysis in order to determine the appropriate beneficiation technology plan and improve albite beneficiation efficiency and concentrate grade. Xinhai Mining can provide "Turn-key Service for Mineral Processing Plant (EPC+M+O)" according to the needs of customers and the nature of the ore, including mineral processing tests, mine design, complete equipment manufacturing, equipment installation and commissioning, worker training, mine management and operation, welcome to leave a message for consultation.

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