546-0979/02 – Flotation of Mineral Raw Materials and Wastes (FNSO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Čablík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Čablík, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CAB72 prof. Ing. Vladimír Čablík, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal is to master the physical-chemical hydroseparation process called flotation, both in theory and in practical terms. Flotation can be used for treatment of municipal and industrial water and drinking water during treatment.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Theoretical premise of flotation (thermodynamics of elementary flotation), physical, chemical and electrochemical characteristics of interface of phases in connection with mechanism of hydrophobisation of solid phase. Modification of flotation options for separating of mineral raw materials, industry waste and waste water. Type flotation devices, regenerative modes and technological diagrams.

Compulsory literature:

FUERSTENAU M.C., JAMESON G.J. Froth Flotation: A Century of Innovation. Soc. for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 2007. BULATOVIC S.M. Handbook of Flotation Reagents: Chemistry, Theory and Practice. Volume 1: Flotation of Sulfide Ores. Elsevier. Page 458. 2007. NGUYEN A.V., SCHULZE H.J. Colloidal science of flotation. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 2004, ISBN 0-8247-4782-8. CROZIER D.R. Flotation-Theory, Reagents and Ore Testing. Pergamon, 1992, ISBN 0-08-041864-3.

Recommended literature:

MOHD N.A., PUGANESHWARY P., HAMIDI A.A. Optimization of coagulation and dissolved air flotation (DAF) treatment of semi-aerobic landfill leachate using response surface methodology (RSM). Desalination, Volume 277, Issues 1-3, 15 August 2011, Pages 74-82. SUBRAMANYAN V., JOTHINATHAN L., GANAPATHY S. Effects of alternating and direct current in electrocoagulation process on the removal of cadmium from water. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 192, Issue 1, 15 August 2011, Pages 26-34. WILLS, B.,A. and T., J. NAPIER-MUNN. Mineral Processing Technology. Oxford: Elsevier, 2006. 7. ISBN 978-0-7506-4450-1. ZOUBOULIS A. I., AVRANAS A. Treatment of oil-in-water emulsions by coagulation and dissolved-air flotation. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 172, Issues 1-3, 25 October 2000, Pages 153-161.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Individual consultations on the studied issues. Oral exam with written preparation.


Other requirements

The study of foreign literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The essence flotation, its historical development and significance. Terminology and classification of flotation in the physico-chemical and electrochemical processes of the separation of substances. Structure and composition of the phases in the flotation process (solid, liquid and gas), the properties of the solid phase. Flotovatelnost as a property of the solid phase methodology of determination. Elementary flotation act-thermodynamic characteristics of the flotation process. Physical fundamentals of flotation. The equation of balance of physical forces on the three-phase contact. The particle size and the gas bubbles in the flotation conditions. Probabilistic characteristics of flotation. Chemical basis of flotation. Flotation reagents, their classification and role in the process. Adsorption at interfaces. Flotation collectors, their chemical nature and mechanisms of their action in the water-repellency of solid phase. Collectors, the major types and characteristics. The flotation frother, their classification, chemical characteristics and methods of sorption. Function warbler interfacial gas-liquid. Formation and properties of two-and three-phase flotation foam. Measurement of foaming. Control flotation reagents, their distribution according to the role and effect of flotation. Mechanisms of flotation agents activating suppressors and modifiers. Machine-technical equipment flotation. Flotators mechanical, pneumatic, combined, strange and development. Flotation device for wastewater treatment. The auxiliary technical equipment for flotation. HR - curve, M - curve Classification of the machining operations and schemes flotation. Examples of flotation technology of coal, ores, industrial minerals. Flotation in water treatment.

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Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2023/2024 (P0724D290002) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (P0724D290002) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0724D290002) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P2116) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (P2116) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P2116) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

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