Masters Theses

Abstract

"The United States Bureau of Mines Experimental Station at Rolla has recently been conducting an intensive investigation of the amenability of Arkansas red ores to enrichment by standard ore dressing methods. These Arkansas ores are low grade with the estimated reserves running into several million tons. They can be concentrated to meet all Grade B ferromanganese specifications - with the exception of that of the phosphorus content, but in all cases the phosphorus is so high as to make the ore worthless under present conditions. This condition suggested the problem of trying to discover a method by which the phosphorus could be eliminated, which in turn called for a positive identification of the phosphorus-bearing compounds. The thesis as finally adopted chose the following lines of pursuit: 1. A study of standard known manganese and phosphorus minerals was to be made in order to become familiar with their properties. 2. The data obtained from this study was to be applied to the study of actual manganese ores, especially those from the Batesville District in Arkansas. 3. On the completion of the identification work, if the chemical composition and interlocking of the phosphorus-containing mineral would permit either a mechanical or chemical separation from the manganese minerals, the development of a practical method of eliminating the phosphorus would be undertaken"--Introduction, page 5.

Advisor(s)

Schrenk, Walter T.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. State Mining Experiment Station

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1941

Pagination

vii, 85 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 28).

Geographic Coverage

Batesville (Ark.)

Rights

© 1941 Daniel Chalmers McLean, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Leaching -- Mathematical models
Manganese ores -- Arkansas -- Batesville
Ore-dressing -- Mathematical models
Phosphorus

Thesis Number

T 711

Print OCLC #

5968789

Electronic OCLC #

742684100

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