A procedure of Arrhenius activation energy determination for salt flotation of particles in the vicinity of one molar salt aqueous solutions
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Wroclaw University of Technology
Tomasz Andrzej Ratajczak   

Wroclaw University of Technology
Publication date: 2020-04-27
A modified Arrhenius equation, in which thermal energy is replaced with chemical (Gibbs) potential, and a special calculation procedure were used to evaluate the flotation activation energy for salt solutions in the one molar range of concentrations. The proposed formula overcomes the difficulties of calculating the salt flotation activation energy caused by mathematical problems of finding 1/(ln(c/co)) for the standard salt concentration co=1 M (1 kmol/m3 and when the applied salt concentration c is in the vicinity of 1 M. The salt flotation activation energy was calculated for flotation of copper-bearing carbonaceous shale in the 0.25, 0.50, 1.00 and 2.00 M NaCl solutions performed in a laboratory machine as equal to 1.9 RT for standard salt solution equal to 1 M.