Application of multiple linear regression (MLR) analysis for concentration of chromite tailings by the flotation
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Hitit University (Çorum/Turkey)
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Hitit University (Çorum/Turkey)
Publication date: 2020-05-23
Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process. 2020;56(4):579–589
In this study, the concentration of chromite minerals by amine flotation of a chromite tailing (slime) with content 23.84% Cr2O3 from Yeşilova-Burdur (Turkey) was investigated. In experimental studies, firstly, some operating parameters of the rougher flotation observed for a low-grade chromite tailing were investigated. Secondly, multiple linear regression (MLR) analyses were performed to determine the effects of some operating parameters on the performance of the rougher amine flotation. From the experimental results, multiple linear regression equations were developed to predict the recovery and grade of the chromite concentrate, and the regression coefficients between experimental and predicted values were found to be quite good (R2 values of 0.772 and 0.917, respectively). Additionally, it was found that the conditioning time and low pH value using H2SO4 showed an important effect on the recovery and the grade of the chromite concentrate.