Prof. Dr. Kerstin Eckert

Leiterin Transport­prozesse an Grenzflächen
Tel.: +49 351 260 3860


Foto: AS0 ©Copyright: Dr. Anna-Elisabeth Sommer

Measurement of flotation reco­very by means of 4D particle tracking velocimetry

The efficiency of the froth flotation process depends on the encoun­ter of particle and bubbles based on the hydrodynamics within the cell and the surface chemistry of the pulp for the film rupture during the attachment process.
Foto: SH0 ©Copyright: Dr. Sascha Heitkam

Particle motion in the froth

The motion of hydrophobic valuable mineral particles in the froth is decisive for the reco­­very rate in flotation while the motion of hydrophilic particles strongly influences the grade of the concentrate. Particle motion is investigated in our group by new techniques.
Foto: Flüssigmetall-Flotation - Referenz ©Copyright: Dr. Tobias Lappan

Flotation nicht-metallischer Einschlüsse in Flüssigmetall

Mithilfe von Gasblasen werden nicht-metallische Einschlüsse aus Metallschmelzen entfernt, um eine hohe Reinheit der Konstruktions­werkstoffe zu erreichen. Das FLOTINC-Projekt zielt auf ein besseres Verständnis der Wechselwirkungen zwischen Blasen und Einschlüssen ab.

Carrier flotation

To remove ­very small particles from suspension an upscaling of their sizes, e.g. by stimulating their attachment to larger carrier particles (e.g. calcite for collecting TiO2 fines) is desirable. Currently, works with magnetic carrier particles are ongoing.