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1. Variant of flotation..
2. The process of purification or classification of fine solid particles by passing them through a blast of air.


1. (Metallurgy) a variant spelling of flotation
2. (Nautical Terms) a variant spelling of flotation
3. (Stock Exchange) a variant spelling of flotation


or floa•ta•tion

(floʊˈteɪ ʃən)

1. the act or state of floating.
2. the launching or financing of a commercial venture, bond issue, loan, etc.
3. a process for separating the different minerals in a mass of powdered ore based on their tendency to sink in, or float on, a given liquid.
[1800–10; float + -ation; compare French flottaison (see flotsam)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floatation - the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)floatation - the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
2.floatation - financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares
finance - the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
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Sphalerite floatation parameters Parameters Conditions Roughing Cleaning Re-Cleaning Grain size 80%-74[micro]m 98%-74[micro]m 98%-74[micro]m Agitation speed 1100 rpm 1000 rpm 900 rpm Pulp density 30% solids 20% solids 15% solids pH of pulp ~11 ~11 ~11 Gangue depressant 300 g/t 150 g/t 100 g/t (sodium silicate) Pyrite depressant 150 g/t 70 g/t 50 g/t (sodium cyanide) Sphalerite activator 400 g/t 200 g/t Nil (copper sulphate) Galena depressant Nil 40 g/t 20 g/t (sodium chromate) Collector 80 g/t 60 g/t Nil (potassium amylxanthate) Frother 40 g/t 20 g/t Nil (polypropylene glycol) Conditioning time 15 min 15 min 15 min Flotation time 20 min 20 min 20 min Table 7.
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