Flotation 1 - Fundamentals

9 modules


Course Length
18 hours

Edumine Courses

10 Oct 2019



Metso, like its customers, understands the pressures imposed by rapidly changing technology, and the need to do more with less. In this new business environment, education and training programs have even greater importance in the maintenance and development of a company’s intellectual capital, arguably it’s most important asset. To address the needs of the plant operators, Metso Technology Development has developed a unique computer based training system (CBT). It focuses on generic principles aimed at equipping people with the knowledge to make safer, faster and better decisions.

Flotation 1 - Fundamentals is a course for process engineers, mill operators and mineral processing students. This is the first of a suite of three courses on flotation from Metso Mineral Processing Solutions... other titles include Flotation 2 - Unit Operations and Flotation 3 - Circuits. A partial list of topics covered by this course include Mineral Processing Basics, Water Properties, Particles, Slurries, Pulp Zone, Froth Zone, Flotation Kinetics, Impediments to Flotation and Mill Safety.

The full Metso CBT program includes a suite of mineral processing courses for mill operators and process engineers on Crushing, Grinding and Flotation which have been adapted for Web presentation on Edumine.

The program is presented by Edumine as online self-paced, self-learning courses. The Metso computer based training (CBT) videos have been integrated into the online courses, enriching the learning experience. The courses include online certification as well as performance tracking and reporting. For information on the courses, contact support@edumine.com.


  • Metso Performance Solutions
Duration: 18 Hours
Access: 90 Days
Category: Mineral Processing
Level: Specialize
Version Date: May 26, 2014


Related Courses:

Flotation 2 - Unit Operations
Flotation 3 - Circuits

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Course Content

This course comprises 15 working sessions, of approximately 60 minutes duration each, plus numerous figures and extensive review sessions. Total course duration is equivalent to approximately 18 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the physical and chemical principles of the flotation process.
  • Explain the concepts of pulp zone and froth zone.
  • Explain the dynamics and kinetics of flotation.
  • Discuss cominution and effective mill safety procedures.

Recommended Background

  • A partial degree or diploma in mining or industrial engineering or related discipline.
  • An understanding of the basic physical and chemical principles of mineral processing.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification

Learning Credits

Table of contents
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Module 1: Mineral Processing Basics
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Knowledge Check Module 1: Mineral Processing Basics
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Module 2: Pulp Zone
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Knowledge Check Module 2: Pulp Zone
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Module 3: Flotation Dynamics
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Knowledge Check Module 3: Flotation Dynamics
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Module 4: Comminution, Classification, and Safety
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Knowledge Check Module 4: Comminution, Classification, and Safety
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Added 3 months ago, by Troy
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Added 4 months ago, by Peter
Good course. Filled in gaps in my knowledge
Added 5 months ago, by Raphael
Added 5 months ago, by Marc-Olivier
Added 5 months ago, by Anonymous
Collision, Attachment and Entrainment - Video Clip #5 Not the right video Comminution and Classification - Video Clip #1 Video goes to black at 40 sec in
Added 6 months ago, by Travis
Added 10 months ago, by Adam
A concise cross-section of the fundamentals - a good refresher if you already know and a good starting point if you don't.
Added 11 months ago, by Luis
Added 11 months ago, by Christian

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