Philippines Nickel Ore Flotation Process

Philippines Nickel Ore Flotation Process

The main mineral resources in the Philippines are copper, gold, silver, iron, chrome and nickel and so on. Among these minerals, the nickel reserves are 1.09 billion tons. And because of the excellent mechanical strength and ductility and high stable chemical properties, nickel is a kind of very important non-ferrous metal. In this article, we mainly introduce Philippines nickel ore flotation processing plant design.

Philippines Nickel Ore Flotation Process

Customer Introduction

In 2012, a Philippines customer contacted SBM for nickel ore processing plant. After communication, we learned that this customer has got the mining report about his nickel ore and his nickel ore belongs to copper sulfide nickel ore, which is particularly suitable for flotation method processing. After confirming his specific requirements about the capacity, final nickel concentrate taste, the max feed size of the raw nickel ore and so on, the engineer designed a complete nickel ore flotation processing plant for the customer.

Nickel Ore Flotation Process

In this plant, there are feeder, jaw crusher, hammer crusher, vibrating screen, ball mill, washing machine, jigging machine and flotation machine. Here, jaw crusher and hammer crusher work together to crush the nickel ore into smaller particles to be fed into ball mill. Jigging machine is the auxiliary beneficiation equipment for roughly concentrate the nickel ore. And flotation machine is the core beneficiation equipment to upgrade the nickel ore into required taste.

Work process of this plant: raw nickel ore—feeder—jaw crusher—hammer crusher—vibrating screen—ball mill—washing machine—jigging machine—flotation machine—nickel concentrate.

And as we know, the nickel ore can be divided into copper sulfide nickel ore and nickel oxide ore. The beneficiation methods of the two kinds of nickel ore are different. Copper sulfide nickel ore should adopt flotation process while nickel oxide ore should adopt directly smelting. So while designing a nickel ore processing plant, the mining report of nickel ore means a lot.

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