Application of novel flotation process for removal of feldsphatic minerals from quartz sands

KURŞUN ÜNVER İ. , ÖZKAN S. , ÇİNKU K. , Eskibalci M. F.

Asian Journal of Chemistry, vol.16, no.2, pp.937-941, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : Asian Journal of Chemistry
  • Page Numbers: pp.937-941


In this study, conventional flotation process using hydrofluoric acid was compared to a novel flotation process without using hydrofluoric acid for separation of feldspar from quartz sands. In the new method, feldspars are floated from quartz sands using two different reagents; sodium oleate and dodecyl amine acetate together as collectors for satisfactory and environment friendly beneficiation without using hydrofluoric acid.