Program

FROTH FLOTATION/DISOLVED AIR FLOTATION:
BRIDGING THE GAP

May 20 - 25, 2001
Granlibakken Conference Center at Lake Tahoe
Tahoe City, California
T: 1-916-583-4242 F: 1-916-583-7641

Conference Co-chairs
Prof. Jorge Rubio
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Prof. Ross W. Smith
Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
University of Nevada, USA

United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5902
Phone: 1-212-591-7836 -- Fax: 1-212-591-7441
engfnd@aol.com -- uefoundation.org

Monday, May 21, 2001

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast (Gran Hall)

08:15 - 08:30
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS (Mountain)
UEF Conference Liaison: Som Somasundaran
Conference Chairs: Jorge Rubio and Ross Smith

SESSION 1: OVERVIEW
Session Chair: G. Jameson, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, AUSTRALIA

08:30 - 09:10
1.1 Overview of Induced Air and Dissolved Air Flotation in Waste Treatment
J. Rubio
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, BRAZIL;
R. W. Smith
University of Nevada, Reno, Reno NV USA

09:10 - 09:50
1.2 Column Flotation: History and Development
J.B. Rubinstein
Department of Flotation Equipment and Technological Process Optimization, Russian Academy of Mining Sciences, Moscow, RUSSIA

09:50- 10:30
1.3 From Air Sparged Cyclone to Bubble Accelerated Flotation
S. Carty, M. Colic, D. Morse, W. Morse
Research and Development Division, ZPM, Inc., Goleta, CA, USA;
J.D. Miller
Metallurgical Engineering Department, University of Utah, USA

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

SESSION 2: FLOTATION APPLICATIONS IN WASTE WATER TREATMENT
Session Chair: P. Somasundaran, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

11:00 - 11:30
2.1 Application of Jameson Cell Technology for Algae and Phosphorous
Removal from Maturation Ponds
Y. Yan and G.J. Jameson
Centre for Multiphase Processes, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, AUSTRALIA

11:30 - 12:00
2.2 Dissolved Air Flotation: High Efficiency Application for Heavily
Contaminated Sewage without Using Chemical Reagents
G.L. Gentsler and A.M. Sharkov
Research and Design Enterprise "SIBPROJECT" Novosibirsk, RUSSIA

12:00 - 12:30
2.3 Removal of Oil Mixture from Aqueous Dispersion Using Froth Flotation
S. Pongstabodee and A.E. James
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UNITED KINGDOM

12:30 - 13:00
2.4 Separating Oil from Water Using Dissolved Air Flotation
A.A. Al-Shamrani
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UNITED KINGDOM

13:15 - 14:15 Lunch (Gran Hall)

14:15 - 17:00 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

SESSION 2 (continued)
Session Chair: B. Moudgil, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

17:30 - 18:00
2.5 Removal of Heavy Metals from Anaerobically Digested Sludge Using
Flotation as a Separation Technique
M.M. Marchioretto, J. Bunning and W.H. Rulkiss
Wageningen University, THE NETHERLANDS

18:00 - 18:30
2.6 Application of Floto-Galvanic Coagulation for Waste Water Treatment
A.V. Kurkov, V.V. Shatalov, V.A. Boldyrev, V.I. Nikonov and I.N. Gorokhov
All Russian Research Institute of Technology, RUSSIA

18:30 - 19:00
2.7 Froth Flotoextraction, A New Method of Metal Separation from Aqueous Solution
I.A. Dubrov and N.N. Voronin
Department of General and Physical Chemistry, Mining Institute, Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA

SPECIAL TALK:
19:00 - 19:30 S.1 AMIRA Programs
P. Greenhill
AMIRA, Adelaide, SA AUSTRALIA

19:30 - 19:45 Discussion Time / Questions and Answers

20:00 - 21:30 Dinner (Cedar House)

21:30 - 22:30 Social Hour (Cedar House)

Tuesday, May 22, 2001

07:15 - 08:15 Breakfast (Gran Hall)

SESSION 3: ION/PRECIPITATE/ADSORBING PARTICULATE FLOTATION (Mountain)
Session Chair: K. A. Matis, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, GREECE

08:30 - 09:00
3.1 Regularities in Precipitate Flotation in a Column
L.O. Filippov
Laboratoire Environnement et Minéralurgie, Nancy, FRANCE

09:00 - 09:30
3.2 Removal of Hydrophobic Contaminants from Soil by Froth Flotation
L. Zhang, P. Somasundaran, Columbia University, New York, NY USA
V. Ososkov, C.C. Chou, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ USA

09:30 - 10:00
3.3 Advances in Adsorptive Particulate Flotation
L.A. Feriœ, A.T. deLeon and J. Rubio
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre,RS, BRAZIL

10:00 - 10:30
3.4 A Bubble Accelerated Flotation System for Wastewater Treatment in the
Fish Industries
N.N. Niewiadomski, A. Datta, J.D. Miller
Department of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, USA;
J. Hupka
Technical University of Gdansk, POLAND
D. Morse
Research and Development Division, ZPM Inc., USA

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

SESSION 3 (continued)
Session Chair: J. D. Miller, University of Utah, Salt lake City, Utah, USA

11:00 - 11:30
3.5 Sorptive Flotation for Metal Ions Recovery
K.A. Matis, A.I. Zouboulis, N.K. Lazaridis, M.Loukidou
Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, GREECE;
I.C. Hancock
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM

11:30 - 12:00
3.6 Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage by Precipitate Flotation
D. Clare, Jr.
Sandvik Inc., Fair Lawn, NJ, USA;
R.W. Smith
University of Nevada, Reno, NV USA

12:00 - 12:30
3.7 Conversion of Products of Physical-Chemical Geotechnology
V.P. Nebera
Moscow State Geological Prospecting Academy, Moscow, RUSSIA

12:30 - 13:00
3.8 Venturi Aerated Flotation Column
M. Xu, P. Quinn and S. Wilson
Inco Technical Services, Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA

13:15 - 14:15 Lunch (Gran Hall)

14:15 - 17:00 Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

SESSION 4: THEORY AND MODELING
Session Chair: J. Rubinstein, Russian Academy of Mining Sciences, Moscow, RUSSIA

17:30 - 18:00
4.1 The Influence of Dissolved Gas Concentration and Type on Fine Particle
Interaction
J. Ralston and D. Fornasiero
Ian Wark Research Centre, University of South Australia, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA

18:00 - 18:30
4.2 Measurement of Bubble-Particle Adhesion Forces in Water Treatment
Flotation Froths: A Micromechanistic Approach
M. Spyridopoulos and S.J.R. Simons
Department of Chemical Engineering, University College, London, UNITED KINGDOM

18:30 - 19:00
4.3 A Model of Mineral and DAF Flotation Froths
S.J. Neethling
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK

19:00 - 19:30 Discussion/Questions and Answers

19:45 - 21:00 Dinner (Cedar House)

21:00 - 22:00 Social Hour (Cedar House)

Wednesday, May 23, 2001

07:15 - 08:15 Breakfast (Gran Hall)

SESSION 4 (continued) (Mountain)
Session Chair: J. Ralston, Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, AUSTRALIA

08:30 - 09:00
4.4 The Effect of Hydrophobicity on the Drainage of Gangue Minerals in
the Flotation Froth
S. Ata, N. Ahmed and G.J. Jameson
Centre for Multiphase Processes, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, AUSTRALIA

09:00 - 09:30
4.5 Dissolved Air Flotation: On Adjustment of the Physical Sense of Basic
Concepts
G.L. Gentsler
Research and Design Enterprise "SIBPROJECT" Novosibirsk, RUSSIA

09:30 - 10:00
4.6 A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CDF) for a Bubble Separation Tank
P.R. Desam, A. Datta, and J.D. Miller
Metallurgical Engineering Department, University of Utah, USA;
W. Morse
Research and Development Division, ZPM, Inc., Goleta, CA, USA

10:00 - 10:30
4.7 Turbulent Flotation Theory, Experiment, Applications
N.N. Rulyov
Institute of Biocolloid Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, UKRAINE

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

SESSION 5: FLOTATION MACHINE DEVELOPMENT
Session Chair: M. Misra, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

11:00 - 11:30
5.1 Sparger Types and Role in Column Flotation Performance
H. El Shall, R. Sharma, N.A. Abdel-Khalek
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA;
Y.H. Cheng, C. F. Industries Co., Plant City, FL, USA;
G. Gruber, Jacobs Engineering Group, Lakeland, FL USA

11:30 - 12:00
5.2 Flotation Advances with Contact Cell Technology
R. Ameluxen
Minnovex Technologies, Inc., USA

12:00 - 12:30
5.3 Trends in Flotation Equipment Design
Gladishev, A.
Plant USOLMASU, PA;
Salaikin, W.
Norilsk Dressing Mill of Norilsk Nickel;
J. Rubinstein, Department of Flotation Equipment and Technical Processes Optimization, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, RUSSIA

12:30 - 13:00
5.4 A Universal Flotation Machine; Development and Applications of a Multiple - Stage
DAF Clarifier

M. Krofta and D. Burgess
Lenox Institute of Water Technology, Inc., Lenox, MA, USA

13:15 - 14:15 Lunch (Gran Hall)

14:15 - 17:30 Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

18:00 - 19:30 Free Time/Optional Excursion

19:30 - 19:45 Discussion - Questions and Answers

19:45 - 21:00 Dinner (Cedar House)

21:00 - 22:00 Social Hour (Cedar House)

Thursday, May 24, 2001

07:15 - 08:15 Breakfast (Gran Hall)

SESSION 6: FLOTATION IN SOIL, DEINKING AND SOLUBLE SALT FLOTATION (Mountain)
Session Chair: H. El-Shall, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

09:00 - 09:30
6.1 Froth Flotation of Contaminated Soil Using a Modified Hallimond Tube
K. Park
Chung-Ang University, KOREA

09:30 - 10:00
6.2 Flotation of Plutonium from Contaminated Soils
M. Misra, S. Chen and P. Lan
University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA

10:00 - 10:30
6.3 Recent Surface Chemistry Research in Deinking Flotation
R. Pugh
Institute or Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, SWEDEN

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

SESSION 6 (continued)
Session Chair: R. Pugh, Institute or Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, SWEDEN

11:00 - 11:30
6.4 A Novel Reagent Scheme for Flotation Deinking Waste Paper Print
H. El-Shall and B. Moudgil
Engineering Center for Particle Science and Technology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

11:30 - 12:00
6.5 Recent Progress in the Analysis of Soluble Salt Flotation
J.D. Miller
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

12:00 - 12:30
6.6 Flotation of Water Soluble Mineral Resources
S. Titkov
Institute of Halurgy, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

SESSION 7: MINERAL PROCESSING
Session Chair: M. Misra, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

17:30 - 18:00
7.1 Froth Modification for Reduced Fuel Oil Consumption
J.P. Zhang
Florida Institute of Phosphate Research, Bartow, Florida, USA

18:00 - 18:30
7.2 Agglomerate Flotation of Fine Oxide Particles
Z. Sadowski
Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, POLAND

18:30 - 19:00
7.3 Fine Borate Recovery Produced from the Concentration Processes Employed
in the Saltenian Puna

L.E. Mattenella and C.R. Zapiola
Universidad Nacional de Salta, Instituto de Industrias Químicas, Castañares Salta, ARGENTINA

19:00 - 19:30
7.4 Comparison of Various Techniques for Fine Coal Cleaning
B.K. Parekh
Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

19:30 - 20:00 Discussion/Questions and Answers

20:00 - 22:00 Conference Banquet - Sit down dinner (Cedar House)

21:00 - 22:00 Social Hour (Cedar House)

Friday, May 25, 2001

07:15 - 08:15 Breakfast (Gran Hall)

SESSION 7: MINERAL PROCESSING (continued)
Session Chair: M. Misra, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

08:30 - 09:00
A.7.5 Trends and Innovation in Flotation Cell technology for the Mineral Industry
B.K. Gorain, Conminco, Trail BC, CANADA

09:00 - 09:30
A.7.6 Chromite Flotation by Fatty Acids
G. Galios, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GREECE

09:30 - 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 - 12:00 SESSION 8: PANEL DISCUSSION (TBA)
Session Chairs: J. Rubio and R.W. Smith

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch and Departure (Gran Hall)
(For those participants who are departing early, box lunches will be provided)

13:00 - 13:45 Summary and future plans

13:45 Conference Adjournment

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