Recovery Of Iron From High Phosphorus Oolitic Iron Ore
The world's resources are dominated by low grade ore, though current world production of iron ore is largely by supply from deposits of high grade ore composed of either rocks of massive hematite or pisolitic goethite. World iron ore production in 2013 was 2.95 billion tonne, with the major producers being China, Australia, and Brazil.Alkali leaching and acid leaching were proposed for the dephosphorization of Changde iron ore, which contains an average of 1.12 for phosphorus content. Sodium hydroxide, sulfuriced, hydrochloric and nitric acids were used for the preparation of leach solutions. The results show that phosphorus occurring as apatite phase could be removed by alkali leaching, but those occurring in the iron.