flotation or floatation (fləʊˈteɪʃən
- the launching or financing of a commercial enterprise by bond or share issues
- the raising of a loan or new capital by bond or share issues
- power or ability to float; buoyancy
- Also called: froth flotation. a process to concentrate the valuable ore in low-grade ores. The ore is ground to
a powder, mixed with water containing surface-active chemicals, and vigorously aerated.
The bubbles formed trap the required ore fragments and carry them to the surface froth,
which is then skimmed off
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