ISSN: 1003-6326
CN: 43-1239/TG

Vol. 31    No. 12    December 2021

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Adsorption of octanohydroxamic acid at fluorite surface in presence of calcite species
Zhou-jie WANG1, Long-hua XU1,2, Hou-qin WU1, Huan ZHOU1, Jin-ping MENG1, Xiao-mei HUO1, Ling-yun HUANG3
(1. Key Laboratory of Solid Waste Treatment and Resource Recycle, Ministry of Education, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, China;
2. State Key Laboratory for Environment-friendly Energy Materials, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, China;
3. State Key Laboratory of Complex Nonferrous Metal Resources Clean Utilization, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650093, China
Abstract: The surface properties of fluorite are often affected by dissolved gangue species (e.g., calcite) during the flotation process. Microflotation testing with and without the addition of calcite supernatant was conducted using octanohydroxamic acid (OHA) as the collector. The results revealed that dissolved calcite species significantly affected the flotation behavior of fluorite. Fourier transform infrared spectra confirmed that the decrease in flotation recovery was linked to lower OHA adsorption. Solution chemistry analysis indicated that CaCO3 and Ca2+ from the calcite supernatant were the most favorably adsorbed species, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis confirmed the surface adsorption of calcite species. Density functional theory simulations provided a detailed analysis of the multidentate adsorption configuration of OHA, which was the most favorable for adsorption on the fluorite surface. The adsorption energy calculation showed that the calcite dissolved species were more stably adsorbed on the fluorite surface than OHA. The pre-adsorption of calcite dissolved species hindered the adsorption of OHA due to electrostatic repulsion.
Key words: fluorite; calcite; flotation; dissolved species; DFT calculation
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