Role of the hydrocarbon chain in anionic flotation of calcite

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Mines & Earth Sciences
Department Metallurgical Engineering
Creator Miller, Jan D.
Other Author Fuerstenau, M. C.
Title Role of the hydrocarbon chain in anionic flotation of calcite
Date 1967
Description The response of calcite to flotation with saturated fatty acids and alkyl sulfonates of various chain lengths is presented. The amount of collector required for flotation is shown to decrease systematically with increasing carbon content from 8 to 12-carbon atoms per molecule. This systematic flotation response is correlated with the solubilities of the calcium-collector salts, which were established with a nephelometer. The 14-carbon collectors deviate from this systematic behavior, and no flotation is possible with the 16-carbon homologs. As determined by infrared analysis, the mechanism of collector adsorption involves a specific chemical reaction between the collector and the surface.
Type Text
Publisher Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Volume 238
First Page 153
Last Page 160
Subject Hydrocarbon chain; Calcite; pH (Chemistry); Carbon
Subject LCSH Hydrocarbons; Calcite; Flotation; Hydrogen-ion concentration
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Miller, J. D., & Fuerstenau, M. C. (1967). Role of the hydrocarbon chain in anionic flotation of calcite. Transactions SME/AIME, 238, 153-60.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bg363d
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