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mixing tank

Mining Mixing Tank

Capacity: 0.58-30 m3
Tank Diameter: 1-3.5 m
Impeller Diameter: 0.24-0.85 m
Power: 1.1-30 kw
Applicable materials: Metal and non-metal mineral processing, rare and precious metals, certain chemical raw materials, etc.

Mixing Tank Introduction

A mining mixing tank, or a blending or agitation tank, is a container used in the mineral processing industry to mix various components, such as ore, chemicals, and water, to create a homogeneous slurry. This slurry is crucial in many mining processes, including leaching, precipitation, flotation, and hydrometallurgical processes. The tank facilitates the efficient mixing of different materials to achieve the desired chemical reactions and separation of valuable minerals from the ore.

The mixing tank is suitable for various metal ores and is mainly used for stirring before flotation to mix the reagent and the slurry thoroughly. It can also be used for stirring other non-metallic minerals. It is suitable for fixed components with a concentration of no more than 30% (calculated by weight) and a particle size of less than 1mm.

In the mining industry, mixing tanks play a crucial role in various mineral processing operations, where the efficient blending and mixing of materials are essential for extracting valuable minerals from ores. Here are the specific applications and features of mixing tanks in mining:

Applications of Mining Mixing Tank

  • Leaching Processes: Mixing tanks are used where chemicals are mixed with crushed ore to extract valuable minerals. Standard leaching methods include cyanide leaching for gold and silver extraction.
  • Flotation: In flotation processes, mixing tanks create a slurry of finely ground ore, water, and flotation reagents. The agitated slurry is then introduced to flotation cells, where mineral particles are separated based on their hydrophobicity.
  • Hydrometallurgical Processes: Mixing tanks are employed in various hydrometallurgical processes, such as solvent extraction and precipitation, where the goal is to separate and recover specific metals from the ore.
  • Solid-Liquid Separation: After chemical processes, mixing tanks may be involved in solid-liquid separation steps to remove impurities and concentrate valuable minerals.
  • Mineral Beneficiation: Mixing tanks are used in the beneficiation process to create a well-mixed slurry of ore, water, and chemicals, ensuring optimal downstream separation and processing conditions.
  • Tailings Management: Mixing tanks can be used to prepare and manage tailings, which are the residues left after extracting valuable minerals. Tailings may undergo mixing for proper disposal or to recover residual metals.


  • Agitators
    Agitators, which can be paddle, propeller, or impeller types, are essential for adequately mixing ore, water, and chemicals within the tank.

  • Material Construction
    Tanks are typically constructed from materials that can withstand corrosive chemicals and abrasive ores, such as stainless steel or other corrosion-resistant alloys.

  • Abrasion Resistance
    Features like abrasion-resistant coatings or lining are incorporated to withstand the wear and tear caused by abrasive materials during mixing.

  • Temperature and Pressure Control
    Some processes in mining may involve high temperatures or pressures, so mixing tanks may include controls for these conditions.

  • Baffles
    Internal baffles are used to improve mixing efficiency by controlling the flow patterns within the tank.

  • Inlet and Outlet Ports
    Mixing tanks are designed with ports for the controlled introduction of materials and the removal of the processed slurry.

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