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How to measure fraction of air in flotation cells

f 1 exp- k t k t 1 R R 1. k = rate constant representing the largest allowable value of a rectangular distribution. Assumption: rate constant distribution is constant over a fixed interval. R Rf I 1 exp kFt I 1 exp kSt. where Ф = fraction of flotation components with the slow rate constant k

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