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Thermochemical and experimental kinetic analysis of potassium extraction from ultrapotassic syenite using molten chloride salts

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posted on 2024-06-13, 12:07 authored by P Haseli, P Majewski, FC Christo, B Hammond, F Bruno
This paper reports on the application of molten chloride salts, NaCl and CaCl2, for extraction of potassium from Oxley rock (ultrapotassic microsyenite) mined in Western Australia based on both experimental kinetic and thermochemical analysis. The reaction parameters of temperature, time, and salt to ore ratio were systematically analyzed, and a potassium extraction of more than 90% and 87% using CaCl2 and NaCl, respectively, was obtained. In this paper, thermochemical equilibrium models have also been developed which show excellent agreement with experimental data and also allow one to predict how the system deviates from equilibrium where the maximum potassium extraction can be obtained. Also, this study offers a potential comparison between the use of NaCl and CaCl2 in terms of potassium extraction and reaction mechanism. Different mineralogical studies have been conducted to characterize the ore and also to understand the reaction principle of the ore with NaCl and CaCl2.

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Journal

Industrial and engineering chemistry research

Volume

58

Pagination

7397-7407

Location

Washington, D.C.

ISSN

0888-5885

eISSN

1520-5045

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2019, American Chemical Society

Issue

17

Publisher

American Chemical Society

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