The Removal of Fluorine from Wet Process Phosphoric AcidSEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (1983)
Fluorine (and silicon) can be removed from technical phosphoric acid (30% P205) and recovered quantitatively as a by-product by adding a sodium or a potassium salt preferably the carbonate and boiling for a few minutes. The corresponding fluorosilicate precipitate, e.g. 2Na+ + SiF6- → Na2SiF6 can be separated by filtration. If this procedure is followed, no precipitation will take place in the evaporators during concentration of acid to 40% P2O5.
- Sodium fluorosilicate,
Citation InformationFathi Habashi. "The Removal of Fluorine from Wet Process Phosphoric Acid" SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Vol. 18 Iss. 5 (1983)
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