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Operation of a Mineral Recovery Unit on Brine from the Salton Sea Known Geothermal Resource Area.

Authors
Schultze-LE; Bauer-DJ
Source
MISSING :12 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10006376
Abstract
The Bureau of Mines operated a mineral recovery unit to recover metal values from post-flash geothermal brines from the Salton Sea Known Geothermal Resource Area as part of its research into the use of plentiful resources. The brine was available for metals recovery after its heat content had been used to generate electricity. The brine source was treated with lime to precipitate the contained iron, manganese, lead, and zinc before injection of the heat- depleted brine into the underground reservoir. Data are presented on the effects of process variables, such as rate and method of lime addition and air oxidation versus air exclusion. Variations in precipitation of metal values, composition of precipitates, effectiveness of slurry thickeners, and methods of treating the precipitates to recover metal values are discussed.
Publication Date
19820101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
RI 8680
NIOSH Division
RERC;
Source Name
MISSING
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