Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 477–478 | Cite as

Flocculation of chromite ore fines suspension using polysaccharide based graft copolymers

  • N. C. Karmakar
  • B. S. Sastry
  • R. P. Singh


Graft copolymers are being experimented at the laboratory scale as flocculants. All the four graft copolymers, viz. starch-g-polyacrylamide, amylopectin-g-polyacrylamide, sodium alginate-g-polyacylamide and carboxymethyl cellulose-g-polyacrylamide performed well as flocculants on chromite ore fines suspension. Amylopectin-g-polyacrylamide, in particular, performed superior to the rest of the series from the point of view of settling velocity of flocs which is the most important aspect in solid-liquid separation.


Flocculation graft copolymer mineral industry effluent chromite ore fines settling velocity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. C. Karmakar
    • 1
  • B. S. Sastry
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. P. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mining EngineeringIndian School of MinesDhanbadIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mining EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

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