International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast


Removal of Impurities from Tailing (Quartz) Obtained from Bitlis Kyanite Ore by Flotation Method

Fatma Deniz Ayhan, Halime Abakay Temel, Volkan Bozkurt



Today, waste mountains are the most important result of the deformed industrialization. Our waste producing society approaches in two different ways to eliminate the problem. These approaches are as disposal and revaluation of the material and production of concentrates from the tailing. In this study, the removal of impurities from tailing (quartz) obtained from Bitlis kyanite ore by flotation method and the production of quartz products suitable specifiations, required in glass industry were investigated. For this purpose, the quartz was washed by using a 0.038 mm screen for removing of chemical materials from the quartz surface and three groups experiments were made. In the first group experiments, the flotation of impurities was performed in acidic medium. The effects of pH, depressant amount, collector type, collector amount and frother type on the flotation were investigated in the first group experiments. In the second group experiments, the magnetic separation and flotation (in acidic medium) of impurities were made. In the third group experiments, the magnetic separation and flotation (in neutral medium) of impurities were made. As a result, the quartz product obtained from the second group experiments was met the suitable properties, used in glass industry.


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