Mining and Minerals

Understanding Froth Flotation Across Scales

Understanding Froth Flotation Across Scales
  • Date From 26th November 2019
  • Date To 26th November 2019
  • Price Free of charge
  • Location Online


Froth flotation is the largest tonnage separation operation in the world and a key mineral processing technique. While flotation is conceptually simple (it makes use of surface properties to separate valuable minerals from gangue), the multiphase, multiscale sub-processes involved are not fully understood. This webinar will explore how a fundamental understanding of flotation physics can be exploited to enhance flotation performance. In particular, the webinar will discuss the challenges associated to studying flotation at different scales, from bubble-particle interactions to froth stability in tanks that are hundreds of cubic meters in size. A range of experimental and modelling techniques to study flotation pulp and froth phase phenomena, from bench to industrial scale, will also be presented.


Dr Pablo Brito-Parada - Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London

Pablo Brito-Parada received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Yucatan, Mexico. He worked as a Process Engineer in the oil and gas sector before moving to the UK, where he completed his PhD in mineral processing and fluid dynamics at the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London. Pablo was recently appointed Senior Lecturer at Imperial’s Department of Earth Science and Engineering. He is an Editor for Elsevier’s Minerals Engineering journal and a member of the International Mineral Processing Council.


09:00-10:00 GMT


A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.


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