Flotation process of tantalum niobium ore

Flotation process of tantalum niobium ore

The flotation process of tantalum niobium ore is a method of using flotation agents to selectively interact with mineral surfaces, thereby achieving mineral separation.

process flow

  • 1.Raw ore crushing:Crushing the raw ore into smaller particles for subsequent flotation processes.
  • 2. Grinding:Grinding the crushed raw ore to achieve appropriate fineness, which is beneficial for the contact between the flotation agent and the mineral surface.
  • 3.Mixing:Mix the ground slurry with an appropriate amount of water and add a mixing agent to adjust the properties of the slurry, such as pH value and ion strength.
  • 4.Flotation:Inject the slurry after mixing into the flotation machine. In the flotation machine, the flotation agent is added, and the minerals in the pulp interact with the flotation agent to form foam products. The minerals in foam products have high floatability and can be separated by foam.
  • 5.Collection of foam products:collect the flotation foam products for further processing to obtain niobium and tantalum minerals.
  • 6.Product collection in the cell:In addition to foam products, products in the cell will also be produced during flotation, which also contain niobium and tantalum minerals. Collect the products in the slot for subsequent processing.
  • 7.Concentrate processing: the collected foam products and products in the tank are further processed, such as concentration and drying, to finally obtain high-grade niobium and tantalum mineral products.

Technological advantages

  • 1. Efficient Separation:The flotation process can effectively separate different types of minerals from the original ore, improving the enrichment degree of niobium and tantalum minerals.
  • 2.Flexibility:The flotation process can flexibly adjust process parameters based on the characteristics of the ore and the specifications of the required products to achieve the best production effect.
  • 3.Economy:Although the initial investment may be high, the long-term operating cost of the flotation process is low, and the economic benefits are significant.
  • 4.Environmentally friendly:The flotation agents used in the flotation process are relatively environmentally friendly and have a relatively small impact on the environment.
  • 5.Wide applicability:The flotation process is suitable for various types of ores and can process ores with different particle sizes and compositions.
  • The flotation process of tantalum niobium ore is an efficient and environmentally friendly beneficiation method that can improve beneficiation efficiency and product quality, while also having good economic and environmental benefits.

Typical beneficiation plant

Neobeck Pyramid Mineral Processing Plant: The ore is a carbonate pyrochlore deposit, with niobium minerals mainly composed of pyrochlore and gangue minerals such as calcite and muscovite. The process includes graded desliming, carbonate flotation, re desliming, magnetic separation, pyrochlore flotation, pyrite flotation, etc.