Monazite Mineral Processing

Agarwal, Sanjay and Kim, Hong-In and Park, Kyung-Ho and Lee, Jin-Young (2017) Monazite Mineral Processing. In: Mineral Processing Methods, Applications and Technology, Geology and Mineralogy Research Development. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, USA, NEW YORK, USA, pp. 39-56. ISBN 978-1-53612-893-2 (eBook)

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Monazite is one of the important phospate mineral containing rare earth elements and thorium. Monazite has high abundance of cerium, lanthanum, neodymium, praseodymium, samarium, gadolinium along with thorium. Most of these rare earth elements are used in making hi-tech advanced military electronic devices, communications, information and transportation systems, space and nuclear energy, medical and surgical equipments, and wind turbine energy mills. This book chapter discusses the processes relating to mining and physical beneficiation of monazite mineral to generate monazite concentrate from its ore and beach sand resources. Processing of monazite concentrate by pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical routes to recover mixed rare earth oxide salts.

Item Type:Book or NML Publication
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rare Earth minerals, Monazite, Mineral Processing, Acid and Alkali Leaching
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:7845
Deposited On:31 Jul 2018 12:49
Last Modified:31 Jul 2018 12:49

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