Study on Application of Intensifying Depression Talcum in the Copper Sulphide Flotation


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Talcum is a common gangue with which sulphide ores are associated, it has an adverse impact on sulphide ores flotation and product index due to its high natural floatability. In this paper it takes talcum-bearing copper sulphide ores from DongChuan in Yunnan province as experimental samples, and a series of tests on depressing talcum in the copper suphide ore flotation were carried out. Results show that when took the composed CMC and sodium hexametaphosphate as depressant with respective dosage 200g/t and 300g/t, it obtained a favourableeffect. In addition, depression effect can get improved with the dosage of collector increasing properly, it shows that when took the composed CMC and sodium hexametaphosphate as depressant, it can make the flotation process stable.It employed rougher-scavenger-three cleaners system as the closed-circuit flowsheet, and attained a Cu concentrate product of whom grade and recovery is 16.16%, 78.78% respectively.The results might contribute to dispose some similar talcum-bearing sulphide ores in the future.



Edited by:

Xiaochun Tang, Wei Zhong, Dachang Zhuang, Chunsheng Li and Yanyan Liu




G. D. Li et al., "Study on Application of Intensifying Depression Talcum in the Copper Sulphide Flotation", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 295-298, pp. 3043-3049, 2013

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February 2013




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