437524 CFD Analysis in Desiging of Mixing Mechanism for a Mechanical Flotation Machine

Monday, November 9, 2015: 9:54 AM
Salon H (Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek)
Jiliang Xia1, Antti Rinne2, Jarmo Lohilahti2, Raghav Dube3 and Toni Mattsson2, (1)Outotec Research Oy, Outotec, Pori, Finland, (2)Outotec, Espoo, Finland, (3)Outotec, Salt Lake City, UT

Computational Fluid Dynamics is a powerful tool to simulate flow fields in industrial flotation machines. Flow patterns inside large scale flotation machines cannot be observed visually and CFD gives a 3D view to flows and phenomena like turbulent energy dissipation rate, pressures, air and solids contents in different locations of the machine.

In this paper we give a review how CFD has been used in design of large industrial mechanical flotation machines at the Outotec. As a validation of the CFD we present also some mixing profile measurements done inside large scale flotation machines.

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