|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Alumina & Bauxite
||Effect of Lime Addition during Digestion on Stability of Digested Liquor of Diasporic Bauxite
||Tao Jiang, Xiao-lin Pan, Haiyan Yu, Xianlin Hou, Ganfeng Tu, Yu Lu, Ren Zhang
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The hydrolysis loss of digested alumina from bauxite reentering into the bauxite residue during the Bayer process has been always the research focus of the enterprises and researchers. The stability of sodium aluminate solution after digestion with different lime additions during the dilution process from a diasporic bauxite was studied, and the mechanism by which the lime addition affects was also discussed. The molar ratio, silica index and hydrolysis degree of diluted liquor after digestion are highly affected by the lime addition, and the corresponding alumina extraction efficiency of bauxite and the Na2O to SiO2 ratio of bauxite residue are changed. The stability of diluted liquor is firstly increased by the lime addition below 15% of the bauxite, and then decreased as the lime addition increases. The mineral content and proportion of desilication products precipitating during digestion are the main factors affecting the stability of sodium aluminate solution after digestion.
||Planned: Light Metals Volume