CONTINUOUS HEAVY LIQUID CONCENTRATION OF HIGH-CLAY POTASH ORES
The Bureau of Mines conducted laboratory semi-continuous and continuous heavy liquid tests to determine the feasibility of producing commercial-grade products from the high-clay sylvinite ores of the Permian Basin in New Mexico. Continuous test operations demonstrated that concentrates containing 59.9 percent K20 and recoveries of over 75 percent of the contained potash can be obtained. The organic heavy liquid was effectively recovered by vaporization, condensation, and absorption methods. Less than 5 parts per million of heavy liquid vapors were released to the atmosphere. This loss represents only 0.02 pound of heavy liquid per ton of ore treated.
- The announcement for this report of investigations appeared in the Bureau of Mines--New Publications, Febuary 1973, Monthly List 694.
Bureau of MinesCollege Park Research Center
College Park, MD United States 20742
- Liles, K J
- Brown, J W
- Sullivan, G V
- Publication Date: 1973
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Freight transportation; Mineral resources; Minerals; Natural resources
- Geographic Terms: New Mexico
- Old TRIS Terms: Mineral traffic; Permian basin resources; Potash traffic
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Geotechnology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00043591
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Bureau of Mines
- Report/Paper Numbers: RI 7724
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM