Filtration is typically an imperfect process. Some fluid remains on the feed side of the filter or embedded in the filter media and some small solid particulates find their way through the filter. As a chemistry and engineering technique, there is always some lost product, whether it's the liquid or solid being collected.
Chemistry Dictionary. Definition of Flotation. What is a Flotation? Method by which hydrophobic (waterrepelling) particles of an ore are separated from hydrophilic (waterattracting) particles of a metallurgical pretreatment process. Search the Dictionary for More Terms. Return to top of page.
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