Collector Mechanism I. Thiol Collectors in Sulfide Minerals

General Features of Collector Action in Sulfide Systems
  • S. Ramachandra Rao


As described in Chapter 2 sulfide minerals are characterized by their chemical reactivity. This directly influences the action of the sulfide minerals with flotation agents and mechanism of collector action. As will be discussed in the present chapter their reactivity with oxygen (drawn from dissolved air) in water is directly connected with the uptake of collectors leading to hydrophobicity of the mineral surface.


Mineral Surface Sulfide Mineral Standard Hydrogen Electrode Charge Transfer Reaction Rest Potential 
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  • S. Ramachandra Rao
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  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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