Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A M. Tang and  S. M. Wen and  D. W. Liu
%D 2014 
%J  International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 90, 2014
%T Exploring the Influences on Entrainment of Serpentines by Grinding and Reagents
%V 90
%X This paper presents the influences on the entrainment
of serpentines by grinding and reagents during copper–nickel sulfide
flotation. The previous bench flotation tests were performed to extract
the metallic values from the ore in Yunnan Mine, China and the
relatively satisfied results with recoveries of 86.92% Cu, 54.92% Ni,
and 74.73% Pt+Pd in the concentrate were harvested at their grades of
4.02%, 3.24% and 76.61 g/t, respectively. However, the content of
MgO in the concentrate was still more than 19%. Micro-flotation tests
were conducted with the objective of figuring out the influences on the
entrainment of serpentines into the concentrate by particle size,
flocculants or depressants and collectors, as well as visual
observations in suspension by OLYMPUS camera. All the tests results
pointed to the presences of both “entrapped-in” serpentines and its
coating on the hydrophobic flocs resulted from strong collectors
(combination of butyl xanthate, butyl ammonium dithophosphate,
even after adding carboxymethyl cellulose as effective depressant.
And fine grinding may escalate the entrainment of serpentines in the
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