### Representation of Kinetics Models in Batch Flotation as Distributed First-Order Reactions

### Abstract

Four kinetic models are studied as first-order reactions with flotation rate distribution f(k): (i) deterministic nth-order reaction, (ii) second-order with Rectangular f(k), (iii) Rosin-Rammler, and (iv) Fractional kinetics. These models are studied because they are considered as alternatives to the first-order reactions. The first-order representation leads to the same recovery R(t) as in the original domain. The first-order R-infinity-f(k) are obtained by inspection of the R(t) formulae or by inverse Laplace Transforms. The reaction orders of model (i) are related to the shape parameters of first-order Gamma f(k)s. Higher reaction orders imply rate concentrations at k approximate to 0 in the first-order domain. Model (ii) shows reverse J-shaped first-order f(k)s. Model (iii) under stretched exponentials presents mounded first-order f(k)s, whereas model (iv) with derivative orders lower than 1 shows from reverse J-shaped to mounded first-order f(k)s. Kinetic descriptions that lead to the same R(t) cannot be differentiated between each other. However, the first-order f(k)s can be studied in a comparable domain.

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Título según WOS: | Representation of Kinetics Models in Batch Flotation as Distributed First-Order Reactions |

Título de la Revista: | MINERALS |

Volumen: | 10 |

Número: | 10 |

Editorial: | MDPI |

Fecha de publicación: | 2020 |

DOI: |
10.3390/MIN10100913 |

Notas: | ISI |