Role of Mixed Collector Systems in Selective Separation of Albite from Greek Stefania Feldspar Ore

Vidyadhar, A (2007) Role of Mixed Collector Systems in Selective Separation of Albite from Greek Stefania Feldspar Ore. In: International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT-2007), February 22-24, 2007, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.



The adsorption behaviour of mixed cationic alkyl diamine and anionic sulfonate/oleate collectors and a combined cationic-anionic collector, N-tallow 1, 3-propane diamine dioleate (Duomeen TDO) at acidic pH values on albite and quartz minerals was investigated through Hallimond flotation, electrokinetic and diffuse reflectance FTIR studies. The reagent schemes are tested in bench scale flotation for the separation of albite from Greek Stefania feldspar ore. The single mineral flotation tests showed the feasibility of selective albite flotation from quartz at pH 2 where the doubly positively charged collector species adsorb on albite but not on quartz. However, the adsorption behaviour of mixed collectors on albite and quartz at the same pH value, as evidenced from zeta-potential and FTIR studies, is almost similar. The IR spectra show the co-existence of neutral oleic acid together with charged amine species at low pH values. The bench scale flotation results indeed showed that selective albite flotation takes place only after desliming the feed material. An albite concentrate exceeding 10 Wt% Na2O content is produced from a material containing about 6.5 wt% Na2O, where an albite product more than 9 wt% Na2O is considered to be valuable.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Quartz, Albite, Adsorption, Duomeen TDO, Flotation, Zeta-potential, FTIR
Divisions:Mineral Processing
ID Code:3752
Deposited By:Dr. Vidyadhar Ari
Deposited On:10 Aug 2011 16:49
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