This study explores the potential use of waste cooking sunflower oil (WSO) as an eco-friendly collector for coal slime flotation. WSO and coal slime are both wastes and are hazardous to human health and the environment, if not disposed of properly. In this study, co-disposal of the two wastes was investigated; a gas oil (petroleum derived oil) and crude sunflower oil (CSO) were used for collector efficiency comparisons. This study also presents a green, low-cost and environmentally friendly alternative. Kinetic flotation tests were carried out to study the flotation selectivity, flammability and combustible recovery. Contact angle measurements were performed with 3 different oils (CSO, WSO and gas oil) by sessile drop technique to determine the hydrophobicity and surface properties of coal. Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy was utilized to analyze the chemical composition of both waste oil and coal samples.
Keywords: Sunflower oil, waste cooking oil, gas oil, coal slime, flotation
|Chemical-Biological Recovery Techniques and Ore Dressing , Coal
|December 31, 2023
|September 13, 2023
|Published in Issue
|Year 2023 Volume: 10 Issue: 4