The kinetics of dissolution of the carbonate minerals of phosphate ores using dilute acetic acid solutions: The case of pH range from 3.96 to 6.40

 
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2002 (EN)
The kinetics of dissolution of the carbonate minerals of phosphate ores using dilute acetic acid solutions: The case of pH range from 3.96 to 6.40 (EN)

Economou, E. D. (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Χημείας (EL)
Economou, E. D. (EN)

In this manuscript we present, in detail, the mechanism of the selective dissolution of calcite from low-grade phosphate ores (Epirus area, Greece) by dilute acetic acid. It was found that mass transfer makes a significant contribution to the rate-determining step of the overall reaction of four separate pH regions discriminated within the pH range from 3.96 to 6.40. Moreover, two different reaction mechanisms were proposed and two different model equations best fitted the corresponding experimental data. By applying a particular treatment to the developed differential equations proposed by us earlier (see Ref. (2)), we estimated the rate constants of specific slow reactions referred to pH regions 3.96-4.95 and 4.95-5.50. However, for pH region 5.50-6.40, we cannot reach a similar conclusion so far. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science. (EN)

kinetic mechanism (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων (EL)
University of Ioannina (EN)

J Colloid Interface Sci (EN)

English

2002

<Go to ISI>://000173221900016

Elsevier (EN)



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