Study of Kinetics Involved in Oxidation of Nonferrous Metal Sulphides

Behera, J K and Waddar, V N (2010) Study of Kinetics Involved in Oxidation of Nonferrous Metal Sulphides. BTech thesis.



In the present investigation, an attempt has been done to study the simultaneous effects of the major processing variables on the extent of oxidation of commercially pure sphalerite ore pellets. These process variables taken into consideration were time and temperature. The oxidation was carried inside a muffle furnace where there was mild oxidation in the presence of atmospheric air. The pellets were charged for roasting inside the furnace in a graphite crucible. This process of roasting was carried out at four temperatures 7500 C, 8000 C , 8500 C and 9000 C .The project goal is to compare the oxidation or roasting at different temperature and time. At all instance of comparison one of the parameter was kept constant. The percentage (degree) of oxidation of sphalerite pellets was calculated at 15, 30, 45 and60 minutes, after the furnace reached the predetermined oxidation temperature. The experiments were statistically designed such that the effect of each variable can be quantitatively assessed and compared. The results showed that, temperatures above 8500C, time remaining constant, with the increase in temperature there is increase in the rate of oxidation (roasting) of sphalerite ore pellets. Further more for a constant temperature with the increase in time of exposure, rate of oxidation of Sphalerite (ZnS) pellets increases. This is valid for temperature range above 8500C. Another observation was made that temperature remaining constant, the rate of oxidation of Sphalerite (ZnS) ore pellets increases with time of exposure to attain a maximum limit than suddenly decreases followed by increment in the rate again. This observation was made in the temperature range of less than 8000C.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Kinetic Modeling,Roasting,Spharelite,Oxidation
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Metallurgical and Materials Science > Extractive Metallurgy
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
ID Code:1625
Deposited By:J Behera
Deposited On:12 May 2010 14:26
Last Modified:12 May 2010 14:26
Supervisor(s):Agarwal, G S

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