Title

Empirical modeling and optimization of the flotation of zinc II

Date of Publication

1998

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

Subject Categories

Analysis | Catalysis and Reaction Engineering | Complex Fluids

College

Gokongwei College of Engineering

Department/Unit

Chemical Engineering

Thesis Adviser

Dr. Pag-asa D. Gaspillo

Defense Panel Chair

Servillano Olano, Jr.

Defense Panel Member

Dr. Azucena Puertollano
Marilou Uy

Abstract/Summary

The removal of dissolved zinc by continuous-mode ion flotation using sodium lauryl sulfate as collector is studied and modeled empirically. A bench-scale flotation cell operating under conditions analogous to those of a single equilibrium stage was used to treat a simulated effluent containing dissolved zinc chloride. Zinc concentrations ranging from 10 - 20 mg/l were employed. Process performance variation with collector dosage exhibited the peak characteristic of flotation processes and zinc level reductions of up to 45 percent were observed. Using response surface methodology, two alternative predictor models were derived. Both models were statistically significant. In addition, they were found to be in agreement with a simplified phenomenological framework developed for the process.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG02840

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

56 numb. leaves

Keywords

Zinc; Flotation; Separation (Technology); Sewage -- Purification -- Foam fractionation; Chemistry; Analytic; Mathematical optimization

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