Beneficiation of siliceous limestone sample

Rao, D S and Bhaskar Raju, G and Prabhakar, S and Vijaya Kumar, T V (2009) Beneficiation of siliceous limestone sample. AT Mineral Processing, 50 (6). pp. 36-47.



White colored low grade siliceous limestone sample containing 45.10 % CaO and 15.60 % SiO2 from the Jayantipuram mine of Andhra Pradesh/India has been investigated for amenability to beneficiation by flotation. The limestone sample was crystalline and consisted mainly of calcite and quartz. Direct flotation experiments were carried out using sodium silicate and sodium oleate as depressant and collector respectively. The reverse flotation process was used where in the gangue minerals containing silica (quartz) are floated using a cationic collector SOMU Sokem 565C. The results are highly encouraging in enhancing the CaO and reducing the SiO2 content in the limestone and thus to make it suitable for cement manufacture.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:calcite, beneficiation, limestone, reverse flotation, sodium oleate, silicate, depressant, cement
Divisions:NML Chennai > Mineral Processing
ID Code:4024
Deposited By:Dr. G Bhaskar Raju
Deposited On:26 Sep 2011 09:55
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