Enzymatic dewatering of Florida phosphate slimes
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Jan 1, 1990
The effects of the enzyme, peroxidase, on the sedimentation and consolidation characteristics of Florida phosphate slimes were investigated. Results indicate that pretreatment with the enzyme was beneficial for slime dewatering and consolidation. Biological activity, resulting from slime pretreatment with the enzyme, induced higher mechanical binding between slime particles.