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Continuous Heavy Liquid Concentration of High-Clay Potash Ores.


PB218564

Publication Date 1973
Personal Author Liles, K. J.; Brown, J. W.; Sullivan, G. V.
Page Count 19
Abstract The Bureau of Mines conducted laboratory semicontinuous and continuous heavy liquid tests to determine the feasibility of producing commercial-grade products from the high-clay sylvinite ores of the Permian Basin in New Mexico. Continuous test operations demonstrated that concentrates containing 59.9 percent K2O with recoveries of over 75 percent of the contained potash can be obtained. The organic heavy liquid was effectively recovered by vaporization, condensation, and absorption methods. Less than 5 parts per million of heavy liquid vapors were released to the atmosphere. This represents a loss of only 0.02 pounds of heavy liquid per ton of ore treated. (Author)
Keywords
  • Beneficiation
  • Potassium carbonates
  • Concentrating
  • Nonmetalliferous minerals
  • Bromine aliphatic compounds
  • Chlorine aliphatic compounds
  • Organic solvents
  • Separators
  • Rock salt
  • New Mexico
  • Sylvinite
  • Sylvite
  • Ethane/dibromo
  • Ethylene/trichloro
Source Agency
  • Invalid Source Agency Code
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
Corporate Authors BUREAU OF Mines, Washington, D.C.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Report of Investigations.
NTIS Issue Number 197314
Continuous Heavy Liquid Concentration of High-Clay Potash Ores.
Continuous Heavy Liquid Concentration of High-Clay Potash Ores.
PB218564

  • Beneficiation
  • Potassium carbonates
  • Concentrating
  • Nonmetalliferous minerals
  • Bromine aliphatic compounds
  • Chlorine aliphatic compounds
  • Organic solvents
  • Separators
  • Rock salt
  • New Mexico
  • Sylvinite
  • Sylvite
  • Ethane/dibromo
  • Ethylene/trichloro
  • Invalid Source Agency Code
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
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