Effect of dispersants on coal slime classification in a novel classification apparatus
 
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Anhui University of Science and Technology
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Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi
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Jinbo Zhu   

Anhui University of Science and Technology, Taifeng Road No.168, 232001 Huainan, China
 
Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process. 2019;55(2):336–345
 
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The effects of the dispersants NaOH and Na2CO3 on the classification of coal slimes was studied in a novel classification apparatus. A dispersion effect was characterized through slurry pH and transmittance measurements as well as zeta potential determinations of the slimes. The pH increased and the zeta potential became more negative, while the transmittance decreased with the increase in the NaOH and Na2CO3 addition. The miscellany rates in the overflow decreased by 15.18% and 11.22% with NaOH and Na2CO3, respectively, while that in the underflow was 31.81% and 27.08%, respectively. An ash-removal efficiency from the coal slurries increased by 20.03% and 10.50% with NaOH and Na2CO3, respectively. It was found that the largest difference in classification efficiency between these dispersants in the overflow was 26.05% and underflow was 14.86%. At the high classification efficiency, the transmittance of the slurry decreased, indicating that better dispersion effect led to the higher classification efficiency of the coal slurry. NaOH showed to be a better dispersant for coal slimes classification than Na2CO3 in the novel classification apparatus.
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