Reagent Adsorption on Phosphates

Phosphate is one of the most important minerals processed by flotation techniques. Flotation is efficient for the beneficiation of phosphate ores with silicate gangues, but those with carbonaceous gangues are difficult to separate by flotation techniques. The low selectivity has been attributed to the similarities in the surface chemical properties of the constituent minerals. These properties, in turn, are influenced by the water chemistry of the surfactant-mineral systems. In this section the effects of water chemistry on the surfactant-solution equilibrium, the mineral-solution equilibrium, the surfactant-mineral interactions in the separation of phosphate and associated minerals are discussed. Methods to manipulate and control the solution chemistry to achieve selectivity in flotation are also examined.

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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