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Beneficiation of Phosphate Ore

by S. Komar Kawatra

Beneficiation of Phosphate Ore Synopsis

Beneficiation of Phosphate Ore examines various methods for processing phosphate rock, an important mineral commodity used in the production of phosphoric acid. The majority of phosphoric acid is produced by the wet process, in which phosphate rock is reacted with sulfuric acid to produce phosphoric acid and gypsum (calcium sulfate dihydrate). This wet process demands a phosphate rock feed that meets certain specifications to produce phosphoric acid efficiently and economically. Beneficiation of Phosphate Ore thoroughly explains the methods used in beneficiation of different types of phosphate ores for use in the wet process. The mineralogical properties of the two major types of phosphate deposits, sedimentary and igneous, are described along with the processing methods. The benefits and disadvantages of each process are discussed in detail.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780873353915
Publication date: 12th July 2020
Author: S. Komar Kawatra
Publisher: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 168 pages
Categories: Mining technology & engineering, Mineralogy & gems, Science: general issues,

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