Chattopadhyay, U.S. and Kalyani, V.K. and Charan, T. Gouri (2015) Application of Response Surface Methodology in Effective Recovery of Settling Pond Coal Fines by Froth Flotation. International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, 35 (4). pp. 206-215. ISSN 1939-2699

[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (904Kb) | Request a copy


In this study, response surface methodology was successfully applied to investigate the operating conditions of the froth flotation process used to recover coking coal fines obtained from a settling pond. A quadratic model was developed to evaluate the variation of yield and the grade of clean-coal product with different test conditions. Thirteen experiments were carried out based on a central composite design technique. The analysis of variance was performed using design expert software to confirm the developed second-order model was statistically significant and adequate to represent the experimental observations. Using this technique, model coefficients, R2, , and F values, were determined to analyze the developed models. Surface plots showing the relationship between the responses, namely, wt % and ash %, with process parameters, and also plots between experimental versus the predicted responses from the models are presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Beneficiation, Central composite design, Coal fines, Froth flotation, Response surface methodology
Subjects: Project Monitoring and Evaluation Cell
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 06:28
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 04:19

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item