• Flocculation of chromite ore fines suspension using polysaccharide based graft copolymers

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      Flocculation; graft copolymer; mineral industry effluent; chromite ore fines; settling velocity.

    • Abstract


      Graft copolymers are being experimented at the laboratory scale as flocculants. All the four graft copolymers, viz. starch-𝑔-polyacrylamide, amylopectin-𝑔-polyacrylamide, sodium alginate-𝑔-polyacylamide and carboxymethyl cellulose-𝑔-polyacrylamide performed well as flocculants on chromite ore fines suspension. Amylopectin-𝑔-polyacrylamide, in particular, performed superior to the rest of the series from the point of view of settling velocity of flocs which is the most important aspect in solid–liquid separation.

    • Author Affiliations


      N C Karmakar1 B S Sastry2 R P Singh3

      1. Department of Mining Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad 826 004, India
      2. Department of Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721 302, India
      3. Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721 302, India
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