Dust in Mineral Processing

Kawatra, S K (2006) Dust in Mineral Processing. In: Proceedings of the International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology and Indo-Korean Workshop on Resource Recycling (MPT-2006), March 8-10, 2006, NML, Chennai.



The generation of airborne dust is a significant problem for the mineral industry. Previous studies in the literat-ure concluded that surfactants were the most effective dust suppressant agents since they enhance the wetting characteristics of the material. However, personnel in the iron ore industry have reported that these agents were not effective. Why is it that surfactants are effective for materials like coal but not iron ore? If surfactants can not control dust levels, what other reagents should be considered?

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL/DOI:http://eprints.nmlindia.org/6196
Uncontrolled Keywords:mineral processing; wind conditions; temperature; humidity
Divisions:Mineral Processing
ID Code:6196
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:26 Nov 2012 12:28
Last Modified:26 Nov 2012 12:28
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