Advances in Reagents for Mineral Processing, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2024 | Viewed by 441

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School of Resources and Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
Interests: flotation reagents; separation and purification of complex minerals; hydrometallurgical processing of minerals; comprehensive utilization of tailings
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School of Resources and Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
Interests: efficient separation of mineral resources; research and development of flotation reagents; molecular dynamics simulation and numerical simulation of mineral processing; mineral surface chemistry; resource utilization of bulk solid wastes
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School of Mining, Liaoning Technical University, Fuxin 123000, China
Interests: molecular design of flotation reagent; oxide mineral flotation; adsorption mechanism; modelling and simulation

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College of Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China
Interests: sulfide ores; flotation reagents; mineral processing; separation; molecule design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mineral processing is an applied technical subject for the separation of valuable minerals from gangue minerals. Reagents, especially those used for flotation, such as collectors and depressants are always employed to tune the wettability of mineral particle surfaces in this process. Mineral processors usually use collectors to cause a valuable mineral surface to become sufficiently hydrophobic, while depressants cause gangue minerals to become hydrophilic. In recent years, with leaner and more complex ores, there are great challenges to our long-held technological solutions, especially in flotation reagents. In this Special Issue, we aim to discuss the latest developments in reagents for mineral processing. We invite you to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting research articles or comprehensive reviews concerning flotation reagents, including their molecular design and synthesis, quantitative structure–activity relationship, the mineral flotation behavior, the interaction between flotation reagents and mineral surfaces, etc.

Prof. Dr. Wengang Liu
Dr. Wenbao Liu
Dr. Liang Zhao
Prof. Dr. Xingrong Zhang
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Keywords

  • mineral chemistry (surface reactivity, surface broken bonds, surface absorbability, etc.)
  • reagents (collectors, depressants, dispersants, etc.)
  • reagent chemistry (QSAR, molecular design, assembly, etc.)
  • mineral/reagent interaction (MD simulation, quantum chemistry simulation, XPS, etc.)
  • flotation kinetics
  • flotation bubbles

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Synthesis of S-Allyl-O, O′-Dibutyl Phosphorodithioate and Its Adsorption Mechanism on Chalcopyrite Surface
by Luhuai Kong, Miaoqing Wang, Rongfang Wang, Hui Wang, Dayong Sun and Xingrong Zhang
Minerals 2024, 14(6), 528; https://doi.org/10.3390/min14060528 - 21 May 2024
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The demand for non-ferrous copper metals has increased dramatically with the development of the global economy; accordingly, some refractory copper sulfide ores with low grade and their associated minerals are beginning to be utilized, making the flotation separation of copper concentrates exceptionally difficult, [...] Read more.
The demand for non-ferrous copper metals has increased dramatically with the development of the global economy; accordingly, some refractory copper sulfide ores with low grade and their associated minerals are beginning to be utilized, making the flotation separation of copper concentrates exceptionally difficult, especially the separation of chalcopyrite and pyrite. In this paper, S-allyl-O, O′-dibutyl phosphorodithioate (ADTP) was synthesized by a one-pot method and used as a chalcopyrite collector in the flotation separation of chalcopyrite and pyrite. Flotation experiments results have shown that ADTP exhibits better selectivity and greater collecting power for chalcopyrite under neutral or weak base conditions. The 95% recovery of chalcopyrite can be achieved at pH 8.0 and 8.0 mg/L ADTP. From the analysis results of the contact angle, the SEM-EDS spectrogram, and elemental mapping, it was found that ADTP adsorbed uniformly on a chalcopyrite surface and made a significant contribution to the hydrophobicity of the surface. Confirmed by FTIR and XPS analysis, ADTP was able to form P–S–Cu bonds on a chalcopyrite surface, proving that it was adsorbed on the chalcopyrite surface in the form of chemisorption. Full article
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