Electrokinetic And Flotation Studies Of Hematite Using Di(2-Ethyl Hexyl) Phosphoric Acid
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 2003
he flotation studies on hematite were carried out using di (2-ethylhexyl) Phosphoric acid (D2EHPA) as the collector. The possible mineral reagent interaction was studied through electrokinetic and dissolution studies. The shift in zeta potential (PZC) and decrease in dissolution of iron in the presence of D2EHPA indicated that D2EHPA was specifically adsorbed on hematite surface. The adsorption imparted necessary hydrophobicity for flotation of hematite. Hematite could be floated selectively from hematite and quartz synthetic mixture. Key words: Hematite, D2EHPA, flotation, electrokinetics, dissolution.