The Use of Design of Experimentation Software in Applied Flotation Testing
- *Corresponding Author:
- Corby G Anderson
Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy
Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 09, 2013; Accepted Date: September 23, 2013; Published Date: September 30, 2013
Citation: Anderson CG, Fayram TS (2013) The Use of Design of Experimentation Software in Applied Flotation Testing. J Powder Metall Min 2:114. doi: 10.4172/2168-9806.1000114
Copyright: © 2013 Anderson, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The successful application of flotation is now over 100 years old. However in a practical sense, it still remains predominantly an art rather than a quantifiable science. Moreover, the laboratory testing, interpretation and application of the technology can still be tedious, time consuming and costly. This paper outlines the use of statistical design of experimentation for rapid optimization of lotation testing with limited sample utilization. This result in less costly required testing, a more thorough understanding of the results and the ability to simultaneously optimize several variables and outcomes at once.