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Hydrometallurgy to Solve Phosphate Processing
Industrial Minerals (2004)
  • Fathi Habashi
Applying hydrometallurgical techniques to phosphate processing could solve existing problems. For example, using in situ, heap, or vat leaching solves the problem of the reactor, but nitric acid must be used in this case instead of sulfuric. It is more expensive but this solves the disposal problem due to gypsum. The leach solution is monocalcium phosphate which can be converted to dicalcium phosphate by evaporation.
  • Dicalcium phosphate,
  • Heap leaching
Publication Date
September, 2004
Citation Information
Fathi Habashi. "Hydrometallurgy to Solve Phosphate Processing" Industrial Minerals Vol. 2004 Iss. 9 (2004)
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