Solids Control in Solvent Extraction Circuits Using Electrostatic Dispersion

Zeta Rods Inserted into Solvent Extraction Piping

Zeta Library Collections: Technical Papers

February 1992
Solids Control in Solvent Extraction Circuits Using Electrostatic Dispersion
Morris Michael Pitts, Jr.
Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc.
Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ February 1992

Elevation of sur­face charge den­sity on col­loidal par­ti­cles in the pres­ence of a high poten­tial elec­tro­sta­tic field is demon­strated as a viable tech­nique for pre­vent­ing the accu­mu­la­tion of solids in sol­vent extrac­tion cir­cuits. This tech­nique per­forms with­out intro­duc­ing com­pounds that poten­tially inter­fere with kinet­ics or with phase separation.

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