Journal of Mining Science

, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 347–353 | Cite as

Kinetics of mechanical floccule synaeresis

  • V. E. Vigdergauz
  • G. Yu. Gol’berg
Mineral Dressing


The authors analyze the kinetics of water removal from the orthokinetically formed floccules by mechanical synaeresis. The floccule moisture and time relationship is established under influence of unbalanced force system. It is found that the mechanical treatment of floccules in coal flotation concentrate at velocity gradient of 3–30 l/s reduces the product moisture by 1.5–2.0%, and the floccules integrity remains undisturbed. This finding allows reducing the concentrate drying cost by 10–15%.


flocculation synaeresis kinetics dewatering moisture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute for Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral ResourcesRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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