Upgrading titanium bearing Na-feldspar by flotation using sulphonates, succinamate and soaps of vegetable oils

Bayraktar I., Ersayin S., Gulsoy O.

MINERALS ENGINEERING, vol.10, no.12, pp.1363-1374, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0892-6875(97)00127-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1363-1374
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Large reserves of feldspar ores exist in the Aegean region of Turkey. Unlike conventional ores, the main impurity in some of these deposits is titanium. In this study, the results of testwork carried out to determine potation conditions for efficient separation of titanium bearing minerals from two different feldspar ores from the area are presented. The study commenced with mineralogical examination which indicated that the main titanium bearing mineral in the ore was rutile. Another titanium mineral, sphene, was also present in relatively small quantities. In the tests, the effects of particle size, pH, collector types and their amount were tested.