Document Type : Original Research Paper


Department of mining engineering, Faculty of engineering, University Of Kashan


Carnallite, with the chemical formula KMgCl3.6H2O, is a mineral that was first discovered in the Urals Mountains in Russia. The reverse flotation has been established for carnallite processing in the current decades, and the alkyl morpholine collector is used for the removal of NaCl from carnallite using the reverse flotation. The carnallite processing method involves reverse flotation with the dodecyl morpholine collector, and then centrifugation and cold crystallization. In this research work, kimiaflot 619, as a new collector, is synthesized, and the bench-scale flotation shows that kimiaflot 619 reveals a better selectivity and affinity for the NaCl crystals at an acidic pH with a less collector dosages–only 1/2 of the Armoflot 619 collector. The flotation results indicate that the NaCl grade in carnallite concentrated by Armoflot 619 (200 g/t) is 2.86%, while the NaCl grade in carnallite concentrated by kimiaflot 619collector (100 g/t) is 2.75%. The frother’s stability of the Armoflot 619 collector after flotation is very high and uncontrollable, while kimiaflot 619 has solved this problem, and it is completely controllable.


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