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Flocculation of Fine Particles With Polyethylene Oxide: A Proposed Mechanism.

Authors
Scheiner-BJ; Stanley-DA
Source
Trans Soc Min Eng AIME 1987 280:2115-2117
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10005883
Abstract
This paper describes a technique for dewatering phosphatic clay waste to recover metals and other minerals by flocculating it with polyethylene oxide (peo). Results showed that peo was far superior to polyacrylamide polymers for this type of dewatering, as peo causes the formation of a stronger bond with the exchange ions, causing the clay to remain stable and resist reslurrying more efficiently than material flocculated with polyacrylamide.
Publication Date
19870101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1987
Identifying No.
OP 112-87
NIOSH Division
TURC;
Source Name
Trans. Soc. Min. Eng. AIME, V. 280, 1987, PP. 2115-2117
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