E3S Web Conf.
Volume 8, 2016Mineral Engineering Conference MEC2016
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||16 September 2016|
Flotation of kaolinite from tailings of kaolin-washing plants by cationic collectors
Department of Mining Engineering, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Traditional processing of kaolin is achieved by dispersion of the mined ore and classification by means of multistage hydrocyclones. The inefficiencies inherent to cyclones produce a middling product that is commonly disposed back to the quarry. In this research recovery of kaolinite from tailings of the Zonoupz kaolin washing plant, which is located in Iran, was investigated by cationic flotation. Flotation experiments showed that flotation of kaolinite from tailings was much better in an acidic than in an alkaline medium containing cationic collectors.
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