Shear flocculation of chromite fines in sodium oleate solutions

Akdemir U., Hicyilmaz C.

COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS, vol.110, no.1, pp.87-93, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this study, chromite fines were aggregated by stirring after the particle surfaces were made hydrophobic with sodium oleate. The effects of pH, sodium oleate concentration, stirrer speed and flocculation time were examined. Electrokinetic potential and contact angle measurements were also carried out to interpret the flocculation in terms of surface charge and particle hydrophobicity.