Modelling Bayer precipitation with agglomeration

Ilievski, D. and White, E. T. (2017). Modelling Bayer precipitation with agglomeration. In Don Donaldson and Benny E. Raahauge (Ed.), Essential readings in light metals (pp. 509-515) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-48176-0_70


Author Ilievski, D.
White, E. T.
Title of chapter Modelling Bayer precipitation with agglomeration
Title of book Essential readings in light metals
Place of Publication Cham, Switzerland
Publisher Springer International Publishing
Publication Year 2017
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-48176-0_70
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2017
ISBN 9783319481760
3319481762
Editor Don Donaldson
Benny E. Raahauge
Volume number 1
Chapter number 70
Start page 509
End page 515
Total pages 7
Total chapters 151
Language eng
Subjects 2200 Engineering
2500 Materials Science
Abstract/Summary A major impediment to the development of computer models for Bayer precipitators has been the poor understanding of Al(OH) (gibbsite) agglomeration, which is the major size enlargement process during Bayer precipitation. Recent studies claim to have identified a size-independent mechanism for gibbsite agglomeration in synthetic caustic aluminate liquors. This paper uses these latest findings on the agglomeration kinetics in the development of a population balance model for gibbsite precipitation. The model gave reasonable agreement to experimental data from a 2.8 litre continuous precipitation unit.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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