1 Froth Flotation Fundamental Principles Froth flotation is a highly versatile method for physically separating particles based on differences in the ability of air bubbles to selectively adhere to specific mineral surfaces in a mineral/water slurry. The particles with attached air
C. Jiang, J. Ma, in Encyclopedia of Separation Science, 2000. Evolution of Flotation Cells. Froth flotation is the most widely used separation process in modern paper mills. During the last 10 years, the development of flotation deinking cells has been pursued more aggressively than the technologies of any other segment of the pulp and paper industry.
Two of these methods are foam fractionation, for the separation of molecular species, and flotation, for the mineral processing: Flotation separation. Flotation is the most widely used method for the concentration of finegrained minerals. It takes advantage of the different physicochemical surface properties of mineralsin particular