Flocculation of Iron ore Slimes using Synthesised Starch-g-Acrylamide Copolymer

Bhagat, R P (1998) Flocculation of Iron ore Slimes using Synthesised Starch-g-Acrylamide Copolymer. Steel India, 21 (2). pp. 43-48.

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The copolymers synthesised by grafting polyacrylamide chains on starch backbone are found to be efficient flocculant having appreciable shear and biodegradation resistance. The efficiency of one of the starch-g-poly-acrylamide copolymers has been tested for flocculation of iron ore slimes. The settling rate following flocc-ulation was measured as function of time. The effect of varying pH, solid concentration of pulp and flocculant dose was studied in the tests. The efficacy of grafted copolymer was established by comparing its performance with a conventional synthetic polymer. The sedimentation rate increases with increasing flocculant dose upto a certain limiting value after which the improvement is marginal. The initial solid concentration and pH of suspension have considerable effect on the settling rate. The settling rate decreases substantially in the alkaline pH range due to the increased stabilization of the particles in this pH range.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://eprints.nmlindia.org/3828
Uncontrolled Keywords:Synthetic polymer, Copolymers, Hydrodynamic
Divisions:Mineral Processing
ID Code:3828
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:25 Aug 2011 16:19
Last Modified:13 Dec 2011 16:34
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