Mineralogy of heavy mineral concentrates from oil sands

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/0016-2361(88)90334-1
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TypeArticle
Journal titleFuel
Volume67
Issue3
Pages443444; # of pages: 1
Subjectoil sand; demineralization; x-ray diffractometry
AbstractThe distribution of heavy minerals in concentrates, obtained from Alberta oil sand tailings using acid demineralization and oil phase agglomeration, was determined by X-ray diffractometry. The data have demonstrated the effectiveness of oil phase agglomeration techniques in rejecting gangue and other unwanted minerals such as pyrite during the concentration of heavy minerals. The results also suggest that titanium minerals could possibly be separated from zircon in the mineral concentrate by acid dissolution. Due to the different modes of agitation during collection, the mineralogical components of the two samples obtained from Suncor sludge differ considerably.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); NRC Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology; NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences
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NRC number28413
NPARC number16020212
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