Removal of silica and sulphur from wolframite concentrates

Saha, A K and Khan, Z H and Premchand, (1997) Removal of silica and sulphur from wolframite concentrates. NML Technical Journal, 39 (1). pp. 15-21.

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Abstract

Wolframite (FeWO4) concentrates of Rajasthan contain impurities like silica (SiO2) and sulphur in amounts, which are much above the desired specifications. The desilication and desulfurisation of natural wolframite concentrates were investigated by curing with hydrofluoric acid solution at ambient temperature followed by roasting the desilicated concentrates at 650 C in oxygen atmosphere. The silica and sulfur contents were brought down to 0.60% and 0.17% respectively without loss of tungsten. The pure concentrates produced would meet the desired specifications.

Item Type:Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords:Wolframite; Desilication; Desulfurisation; Curing Technology
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:1687
Deposited By:Mr. G Shailendra Kumar
Deposited On:24 Sep 2010 15:54
Last Modified:04 Apr 2012 17:58
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