Investigating dissolution of colemanite in sulfuric acid solutions by particle size measurements

SİS H. , Bentli I. , DEMİRKIRAN N. , Ekmekyapar A.

SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, cilt.54, ss.1353-1362, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/01496395.2018.1532961
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1353-1362


Dissolution properties of colemanite and gypsum formation in sulfuric acid were investigated by measuring size distribution of particles in the reaction cell with time. After termination of the reaction, the remained material in the cell was analyzed to find out unreacted and reacted fractions. The results showed that the reaction of colemanite particles with sulfuric acid led to reduction in particle sizes and the degree of reduction depended on acids concentration and reaction time. The dissolution period and point of gypsum formation were clearly distinguished and marked on particle size plots.