Continuous Heavy Liquid Concentration of High-clay Potash Ores.
Liles-KJ; Brown-JW; Sullivan-GV
NTIS: PB 218 564 :14 pages
The Bureau of Mines conducted laboratory semicontinuous and continuous heavy liquid tests to determine the feasibility of producing commercial-grade products from the high-clay sylvinite ores of the Permian Basin in New Mexico. Continuous test operations demonstrated that concentrates containing 59.9 percent k2o and recoveries of over 75 percent of the contained potash can be obtained. The organic heavy liquid was effectively recovered by vaporization, condensation, and absorption methods. Less than 5 parts per million of heavy liquid vapors were released to the atmosphere. This loss represents only 0.02 Pound of heavy liquid per ton of ore treated.
IH; Report of Investigation;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 218 564