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Chemical and Physical Comparative Study of the Effect of Wet and Dry Beneficiation of Kankara Kaolin

N Salahudeen, A Nasiru, AS Ahmed, M Dauda, SM Waziri, PC Okonkwo, MT Isa


Chemical and physical comparative effect of wet and dry beneficiation processes for purification of kaolin was studied. X-ray flourescence XRF and particle size analysis of kaolin clay before and after beneficiation were carried out. The Si/Al ratio of the raw kaolin which was 1.90 decreased by 1.6 and 17.9% after the wet and dry beneficiation processes respectively. The clay content of the raw clay which was 48 wt% was improved to 73 wt% after the dry beneficiation while the impurity content was reduced from 52 to 27wt%.
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