"One of the important features in managing or treating sulfide fine tailings is separating solids from liquid by settling test. This thesis presents results of studied conducted on flocculation of Kaolin suspensions (a model tailings) and sulfide mineral tailings. Two polymers (PAM and Al-PAM) were tested as flocculants. The zeta potential value of slurries was measured by Nano Zetasizer device.
Al-PAM was found to be more effective for flocculation of kaolinite samples and also sulfide samples while PAM with used concentration was not. This study represents the power of flocculation as a possible solution to deal with industrial tailings"--Abstract, page iii.
Alagha, Lana Z.
M.S. in Mining Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
xi, 47 pages
© 2016 Simin Khatibi
Thesis - Open Access
Electronic OCLC #
Khatibi, Simin, "Studies on flocculation of fine mineral tailings using novel polyacrylamide based polymer" (2016). Masters Theses. 7603.