Pre-Concentration of Vanadium from Stone Coal by Gravity Using Fine Mineral Spiral
AbstractDue to the low grade of V2O5 in stone coal, the existing vanadium extraction technologies face challenges in terms of large handling capacity, high acid consumption and production cost. The pre-concentration of vanadium from stone coal before the extraction process is an effective method to reduce cost. In this study, detailed mineral characterization of stone coal was investigated. It has been confirmed that the vanadium mainly occurs in muscovite and illite. A significant demand for an effective pre-concentration process with simple manipulation for discarding quartz and other gangue minerals is expected. Based on the mineralogical study, a new vanadium pre-concentration process using a fine mineral spiral was investigated. The experimental results showed that the separation process, which was comprised of a rougher and scavenger, could efficiently discard quartz, pyrite and apatite. A final concentrate with V2O5 grade of 1.02% and recovery of 89.6% could be obtained, with 26.9% of the raw ore being discarded as final tailings. View Full-Text
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Liu, X.; Zhang, Y.; Liu, T.; Cai, Z.; Sun, K. Pre-Concentration of Vanadium from Stone Coal by Gravity Using Fine Mineral Spiral. Minerals 2016, 6, 82.
Liu X, Zhang Y, Liu T, Cai Z, Sun K. Pre-Concentration of Vanadium from Stone Coal by Gravity Using Fine Mineral Spiral. Minerals. 2016; 6(3):82.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Xin; Zhang, Yimin; Liu, Tao; Cai, Zhenlei; Sun, Kun. 2016. "Pre-Concentration of Vanadium from Stone Coal by Gravity Using Fine Mineral Spiral." Minerals 6, no. 3: 82.
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