A Review of Flotation Separation of Mg Carbonates (Dolomite and Magnesite)
AbstractIt is well documented that flotation has high economic viability for the beneficiation of valuable minerals when their main ore bodies contain magnesium (Mg) carbonates such as dolomite and magnesite. Flotation separation of Mg carbonates from their associated valuable minerals (AVMs) presents several challenges, and Mg carbonates have high levels of adverse effects on separation efficiency. These complexities can be attributed to various reasons: Mg carbonates are naturally hydrophilic, soluble, and exhibit similar surface characteristics as their AVMs. This study presents a compilation of various parameters, including zeta potential, pH, particle size, reagents (collectors, depressant, and modifiers), and bio-flotation, which were examined in several investigations into separating Mg carbonates from their AVMs by froth flotation. View Full-Text
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Wonyen, D.G.; Kromah, V.; Gibson, B.; Nah, S.; Chelgani, S.C. A Review of Flotation Separation of Mg Carbonates (Dolomite and Magnesite). Minerals 2018, 8, 354.
Wonyen DG, Kromah V, Gibson B, Nah S, Chelgani SC. A Review of Flotation Separation of Mg Carbonates (Dolomite and Magnesite). Minerals. 2018; 8(8):354.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wonyen, Darius G.; Kromah, Varney; Gibson, Borbor; Nah, Solomon; Chelgani, Saeed C. 2018. "A Review of Flotation Separation of Mg Carbonates (Dolomite and Magnesite)." Minerals 8, no. 8: 354.
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