high silica bauxites are usually considered to be those with reactive silica contents in excess of8% by weight of the bauxite reactive silica is defined later in this paper. this review is limited to bauxites as feedstocks for the processes.
in the weathering process leaching by rain ground water and perhaps by salt spray decomposed the original igneous rock minerals feldspar and nepheline removed much of the silica and concentrated the newly formed oxides and hydroxides of aluminum as the rock we term bauxite.
the other main indicator of bauxite quality is the silica content usually reactive silica for a low temperature bauxite or total silica for a high temperature bauxite; alumina that can be extracted during the bayer process is either monohydrate or trihydrate and both types can be found in the same bauxite
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although the peak associated with the mineral gibbsite available alumina is also intense in marginal bauxite the ratio between available alumina and reactive silica a/s ratio is smaller than 10 as shown by the chemical analysis table 1 which indicates that this fraction is unfit to the bayer process.
localities where collectionworthy gibbsite specimens have been found are very sporadic. the type locality where this mineral was first described is richmond berkshire co. massachusetts. an outstanding aesthetic green botryoidal form resembling prehnite has been recently described in xianghualing linwu hunan province china; and a one time find of bright greenishblue gibbsite first
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bauxite is an aluminumrich sedimentary rock. it is the principal ore of aluminum. aluminum in bauxite is hosted by aluminum hydroxide minerals mostly gibbsite 4.the major impurities are iron oxides and hydroxides which give reddish color to most bauxites and clay minerals.
on the earth's surface the most common minerals are feldspar and silicate. other common minerals include barium bauxite chromite gypsum mica molybdenum and perlite.
bittencourt 1989 bittencourt et al. 1990 aiming to obtain a gibbsite concentrate that could be used as raw material for the production of alumina refractories tried direct flotation of the bauxite minerals from a brazilian ore sample composed basically of gibbsite 50% kaolinite 15% and quartz 35%. this flotation was carried out in two steps: the first step was the flotation of gibbsite/kaolinite from quartz at
bauxite ore consists of different mineral phases contributing to alumina silica iron oxide and titania as the major elemental oxides and other minor and trace
the rule of thumb is that on a weight basis any mass of silica that reacts in the refining process will cause an equal loss of caustic soda and an equal loss of alumina to the red mud in the desilication product dsp. thus silica is a key determinant of any bauxites economic value. important impurities and their effects listed opposite.
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it is essential that the al2o3 alumina be obtained substantially free from these impurities as otherwise the iron oxide and silica would be reduced and contaminate the metallic aluminum produced in the hall or heroult process. the separation of the alumina from the impurities in the bauxite ore is usually accomplished by the bayer process.
the main mineral in the pisolitic bauxite is the aluminiumrich mineral gibbsite or trihydrate as it is commonly referred to. pisolitic bauxite ore is an ideal ore for various reasons. it is located close to the surface so very little cover is needed to be removed to expose it. the bauxite is loose and easily mined with frontend loaders.
bauxite 101 bauxite ore is the worlds main source of aluminum. bauxite is a rock formed from a reddish clay material called laterite soil and is most commonly found in tropical or subtropical regions. bauxite is primarily comprised of aluminum oxide compounds alumina silica
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bauxite formation.titanium is transformed to anatase. quartz and zircon are resistant to weathering. the mixture of remnant minerals is called laterite and is a common surface feature in tropical areas. if it is sufficiently high in alumina and low in silica it is characterised as bauxite.
jan 07 2018· bauxite ore refers to bauxite with sufficiently high levels of aluminium mineral typically at least 30% al2o3 and manageable levels of insoluble materials such as silica titanium dioxide or iron oxide. bauxite contains three principal types of aluminium minerals:
a process for removing silica from bauxite is disclosed. the method includes the step of mixing bauxite with a caustic liquor to form a mixture and to dissolve and stabilise at least a substantial part of the reactive silica from the bauxite. the caustic liquor is selected to have a high caustic concentration and a high alumina content.
bauxite is heterogeneous mineral containing aluminum hydroxide minerals. it is a sedimentary rock mixed with kaolinite clay that might have some iron oxide minerals mixed in. bauxite is used as a source of aluminum oxide which is used in ceramics or as an abrasive.
for each ton of reactive silica 0.89 tons of naoh is lost due to the formation of sodalite. processing bauxite with 7% reactive silica requires 0.133 mtpa more naoh than processing bauxite with 5% reactive silica which is equivalent to $60 million per year at a naoh cost of u$450 per ton.